Building Advocacy Networks


Monday, October 10, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Organized by Sofia Klatzker, senior manager, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Presented by Danielle Brazell, executive director, Arts for LA; Joe Landon, executive director, California Alliance for Arts Education.

Representatives from Arts for LA, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the California Alliance for Arts Education will share lessons learned from their respective programs designed to develop community advocacy teams and networks around arts education. This session will feature sample arts education advocacy campaigns from across California, including the direct and immediate impact they had on local policy outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of instant electronic access to local policy makers and when this is most effective as a strategy. We will also look at the various advocacy strategies a community can employ (i.e. online campaign to school board, board presentations, or personal conversations with decision makers) and when each strategy has been most successful.