Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Georgia Arts Day, January 27th


Join our Day of Arts Celebration!

Georgia Arts Day, January 27th
Register here.

Next Tuesday, January 27th, arts supporters from all over Georgia will gather at the State Capitol to celebrate all the good things which the arts and the creative economy brings to our state.

The arts benefit Georgia's children and families, bring economic growth to our region, attract tourism dollars, and highlight the beauty and meaning in our daily lives.

It's not too late!
Won't you join us for the celebration?

The Georgia Arts Network is organizing an Arts Day luncheon including training, networking, and speakers as part of Tourism, Hospitality, & the Arts Day at the Capitol. Be a part of this statewide movement in support of the arts!

Your ticket to Arts Day includes lunch, training, and access to the other activities surrounding Tourism, Hospitality, & the Arts Day at the Capitol. Learn more and sign up!

Partial List of Arts Day Speakers:
Madison Cario
Director, Georgia Tech Office of the Arts

Jay Dick
Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts  


Sandra Deal
First Lady of Georgia


5 Steps to Set Up a Meeting with Your Legislators for Arts Day

1) Find out who they are & get their contact info! The official General Assembly website has not yet been updated to reflect the new elections. For now, use the OpenStates site to find this information. 

2) Send them an email request! Include why you want a meeting, who is attending, and what you will speak about. You can find a sample email right hereon our Arts Day site.

3) Follow up via email & phone! If you do not hear back in a few days, send a polite follow-up email or call their office.

4) Get a meeting time and notify the Georgia Arts Network! We want to know who is meeting up with their officials! Please notify us as soon as you have scheduled a meeting. 

5) Prepare for your meeting! We created a Tips & Tools document on meeting with Public Officials. You can find it and other useful information on ourAdvocacy Resources Page. Closer to the date, we will send out a one-page sheet that you will be asked toleave behind with your legislators and their staff. It will outline the strength of the arts in Georgia and our community's political requests (increased funding being among them!). 

c/o VSA Arts of Georgia

1386 Mayson Street
Atlanta, GA 30324

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