ERIC Number: ED394860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Voicing Support for the Arts.
Arts Midwest, Minneapolis, MN.
This report proposes 40 specific steps that can be taken to strengthen arts advocacy efforts in the region of the United States. Some steps can be taken immediately; others may take time to realize. There are five primary areas of recommended activities in this strategy, with simple "how to get started" instructions: (1) "State-by-State Action Plans"; (2) "Internal Organization and Communications"; (3) "Constituency Outreach and Mobilization"; (4) "Government Outreach"; and (5) "Publicity." The report states five long-term goals obtainable through these steps: (1) develop a broad-based grassroots field organization that can be activated to promote the arts on a long-term basis as well as protect funding; (2) increase and broaden support of public funding for the arts; (3) mobilize this broadened support; (4) develop natural linkages with other interests, such as education and tourism, to promote cooperative efforts on behalf of the arts; and (5) keep the arts highly visible in order to prove their fundamental role in people's lives and their deserved nurturing through government grants. (DQE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advocacy, Art Education, Financial Support, Grants, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Politics, Public Policy, Social Attitudes
Arts Midwest, 528 Hennepin Ave., Ste. 310, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Arts Midwest, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers: Grassroots Movements; United States (Midwest)
Note: For related document, see SO 025 179.