Californians for the Arts celebrates Arts, Culture & Creativity month (ACCM) with all of California this April, and they’re calling on us as arts educators to get involved!
You can get involved by:
- joining them for the ACCM Convening April 14 in Sacramento – The fragility of the arts sector, business models and systems has been revealed by recent California Supreme Court decisions such as Dynamex and AB5 legislation. The ACCM convening will provide a cross-sector opportunity to discuss, analyze and share ideas. We will focus on how to strengthen the arts, culture and creative industries including arts education as we adapt and address environmental changes. All conversations will happen through the lens of funding, best practices, organizational sustainability and careers in the arts. The convening will examine what methods of advocacy and lobbying are needed with tracks for both beginning advocates and more advanced policy wonks as well as professional development for artists and arts leaders. We will together learn how the field can implement successful strategies and policies so we can all successfully shift old practices and thrive.
- participating in Arts Advocacy Day April 15 in Sacramento – Join hundreds of delegates in a morning rally with performers and speakers and then meet with your elected official in the Capitol to share why the arts matter to you. You will be assigned a Captain from your region who will set up the meetings. Advocacy day is free to participate.
- exploring the Ways to Engage page with actions that can happen throughout April & beyond