As artists, arts administrators, board members, and citizens interested in the arts, you are already advocating every day through your work. Join us on Arts Advocacy Day to learn how to put your passion about the arts into constructive and informative advocacy.
Wyoming Arts Alliance's annual arts advocacy day is Friday, February 27th, 2015. The one day arts and culture supporters gather to express the importance of the arts in Wyoming by speaking directly to legislators.
There is a full itinerary of events scheduled at the Herschler Building and the State Capitol beginning at 9am and wrapping up at 2pm.
Only you can make this day a success - if advocates like you join us to visit with legislators to discuss the impact of the arts in our communities.
Registration for AAD 2015 includes:
- speaker sessions
- individual meetings with legislators, WyAA provided talking points for those meetings, and visits to the Senate and House galleries
- Breakfast, Lunch, and coffee
- Performance by the University of Wyoming's Singing Statesmen
This is the one special day of the year when arts supporters come from around the state to be seen and heard by the legislature. Don't miss it!
Schedule of Events:
8:30am – Registration and Breakfast, sponsored by Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums
9am – Opening Poem from Wyoming’s Poet Laureate and Welcome
9:15 – How to Talk to your Legislators, Arts Lobbyist, Marian Orr
9:45 – Arts in Education Wyoming’s Pilot Program, WAC Specialist, Katie Christensen
10:00- State Museum and Long Range Planning, SPCR Administrator, Sara Needles
10:15 – Artspace and ArtsBlitz, Arts Cheyenne Executive Director, Bill Lindstrom
10:30-11:30 – Public Art Panel Discussion, Jackson Hole Public Art Executive Director, Carrie Geraci; Sagebrush Community Art Center President, Edre Maier, Laramie Main Street Alliance Executive Director, Trey Sherwood
11:30 – head up to the galleries, UW Singing Statesmen recognized from the floor
12 or noon recess – constituent meetings in ambush alley, escort your legislator to lunch, notice student art in tunnel
12 – Luncheon in the Herschler Building Atrium
12:30 – Performance by the UW Singing Statesmen, continuation of conversations
1:30 - Adjourn