Learn How to be an Effective Arts Advocate | ATW’s Master Class Series

Being an arts advocate is an essential skill for every arts and cultural worker, and right now our industry is counting on the community to use our voices to ensure the arts can continue. Please join the American Theatre Wing for a special Masterclass with our friends at Be An Arts Hero who will give you the tools and resources needed to be an effective arts advocate.

Together we will discuss the economic facts and figures that detail the pandemic’s impact on the Arts & Culture sector, and examine what cultural policy opportunities can and should exist in the short, medium, and long term.

As artists and arts workers, we need to own our power as advocates for our industry’s future. It is critical to know the tools and techniques available to empower your narrative and become a civically engaged citizen of our field. By amplifying YOUR voice and platform, you can bring us one step closer to opening nights again. We hope you will join us and learn how to be an effective arts and culture advocate.

Heather A. Hitchens – President & CEO, American Theatre Wing
Panelists & Be An Arts Hero Co-Organizers:
Carson ElrodMatthew-Lee ErlbachBrooke IshibashiJenny Grace Makholm 

Links Mentioned During the Master Class

Brookings Study “Measuring COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on America’s Creative Economy” https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/20200810_Brookingsmetro_Covid19-and-creative-economy_Final.pdf

Americans for the Arts Social Impact Wheel: https://www.americansforthearts.org/socialimpact

Toolkit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gfF32zrjsrXki-zgJbjpE_5P20gaVmL9e0YQBoJoaTU/edit

Graphics Yard: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/16_Dw8oXM0i_cREFA65y2UQblaezl1RFT