Austin Emerging Arts Leaders presents Arts Advocacy 101, a free panel discussion. This event is open to anyone who believes that the arts are a vital contributor to our community and would like to become involved in the public policy process.
When the 2013 Texas Legislature convenes this January, among their items for consideration will be the future of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Find out how you can be a valuable advocate for the arts now!
In this session you will learn the rules which regulate lobbying and effective strategies for engagement. The panel includes voices representing both sides of advocacy – activists and public officials. Hear about their experiences shaping arts-friendly policy at the local and state level.
Panelists: Michael Burke, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts; Scott Daigle, Austin Arts Commissioner and Director of Constituent Services for Rep. Donna Howard; Erica Ekwurzel, founder and owner of Advocacy in Motion; Ann Graham, independent arts consultant.
Moderator: Brad Carlin, Managing Director of Fusebox Festival
When: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Long Center, AT&T Conference Room (701 W. Riverside)
Parking: Parking is available in the Long Center Parking Garage for $7. There is free parking available across the street at One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Road). Biking, walking, or taking public transportation is encouraged!
Directions: The AT&T Conference Room is located on the ground floor. Enter at the Rollins Studio Theatre entrance and follow signs located in the lobby.
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Austin Emerging Arts Leaders
Austin Emerging Arts Leaders is a chapter of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network focusing on the cultivation and support of Austin’s early-career arts professionals and the strengthening of the field across disciplines and generations through professional development, networking, and knowledge sharing opportunities.