Arts Congress is one special day each year when you can make your voice heard at the State Capitol


Registration for Arts Congress 2020 is closed!

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. The event will be held on the House Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington.

Arts Congress will take place Monday February 10, 2020

For the first time ever, Arts Congress is FREE to register! Would you like to support our advocacy efforts? Please consider being an Arts Congress 2020 Sponsor. Visit our Donation Page and Type "Arts Congress Sponsor" in the Memo section. We'll feature your organization or business on our sponsorship banner at the Capitol and in our packet materials that will be distributed to hundreds of attendees!

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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.