Thursday, February 9, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Arts Advocacy Day at the State House in Montpelier

On Friday, February 24th the Vermont Arts Council will convene Vermont’s creative community in a day-long event at the State House and Pavilion in Montpelier. Arts Advocacy Day provides professional development workshops for artists and arts administrators, offers networking and idea sharing opportunities and encourages arts advocates to meet with legislators to discuss the important role the arts play in their communities.

Highlights of the day include a workshop by Craig Nutt; Program Director of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources) called “Building a Better Safety Net” - Tips and Tools for Emergency Planning. In addition, Pam Korza, co-Director of American’s for the Arts Animating Democracy project will present a two-part workshop called “Beyond the Numbers: Measuring the Social Impact of the Arts”. Other events include a Legislative Arts Caucus breakfast, advocacy orientation, and display in the State House Card Room. The Arts Council encourages arts advocates to have lunch with legislators to discuss the importance of the arts to Vermont.

Arts Advocacy Day events are free and open to the public. For a schedule of events or to find out more about any of the day’s activities, visit the Vermont Arts Council’s website