Arts Congress is one special day each year when you can make your voice heard at the State Capitol
Arts and culture advocates, patrons, educators business people and arts leaders gather on one day each year at the State Capitol while the Arizona State Legislature is meeting to speak directly to their state legislators about the importance of support for arts and culture in our state.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts provides you with training materials and talking points for your meetings with legislators. This is the one special day of the year when arts supporters come from all around the state to be seen and heard at the Capitol. Do not miss it.
Arts Congress 2018 will be held February 19, 2018
Note: Arts Congress 2018 occurs on Presidents’ Day, and the State Legislature will be in session. Help celebrate our country’s historic leaders by engaging in civic action on behalf of the contributions arts and culture make to the public good in in your local community.
Arts Congress can seem overwhelming, especially if you've never engaged in... dare we say it? ADVOCACY. We work to make the day as seamless and comfortable as possible. Advocates just like you gather on the Senate lawn for coffee and registration on the morning of Arts Congress and meet with their district team members and leader to discuss the schedule and talking points for the day.
We know that meeting with legislators can be a daunting task, so we've got all your questions about Arts Congress answered in this FAQ. This is your opportunity to talk to your legislator about how important arts and culture is to you and your community and make a difference.