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The Arts Need You! from the desk of the Executive Director

Arts Advocacy Day is happening NOW in Washington, DC

What is Arts Advocacy Day?

“The National Arts Action Summit is your opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress to garner support for issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.”  http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/arts-advocacy-day

While we are not in Washington, DC, making our voices heard, YOU can make a difference right here at home.  Here is the link to contact Illinois politicians and tell them that the Arts are an important part of our schools and communities: http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/arts-advocacy-day/facts-figures-to-make-your-case

If you’re not into writing a letter to a congressperson or rallying at the Capitol, then volunteering at local Arts events will provide Arts opportunities for local communities and schools.  The Kaneland Arts Initiative gives professional quality Art experiences to families and students within our community.  We are always looking for volunteers for our events.

Please consider advocating for the Arts locally and nationally.  To volunteer for KAI events, please email Volunteer Coordinator Extraordinaire, Laura McPhee.

We are always grateful to you for your support of the Arts!

Partnering with you in the Arts,

Maria Y. Dripps-Paulson



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