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How to become an effective arts advocate

As artists and arts enthusiasts we are each in the position to create an awareness of the importance of the arts to our society.  As citizens, it is our right and responsibility to help our fellow citizens and elected officials understand the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to the health of our nation. Find out how you can become an effective advocate for the arts at a local, state, and national level in the  “Join the Movement” section at www.artsactionfund.org (an initiative of Americans for the Arts). Americans for the Arts also has a directory where you can find arts advocacy organizations in your state.