Hello, I was contacted by someone about the MN Arts Advocacy day;
Email is below.
Anyone interested in participating?
My name is Miranda Bryan and I am Minnesota Citizens for the Arts' new Campus Arts Advocates Intern. I am contacting you because we are looking for arts supporters – students and professors – to attend Arts Advocacy Day.
Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol happens on February 24, 2009 and it would be wonderful to see Minnesota College Campuses represented! Minnesota Citizens for the Arts is a statewide Advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Our mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts. Annually, we host Arts Advocacy Day at the MN State Capitol to make sure decision-makers know about the strong arts community in Minnesota and that we need their support. This is a very important year for the arts since the state budget is facing a shortfall of at least $5.3 billion, and the last time Minnesota faced a large deficit in 2003, state arts funding was cut by a third. Arts people come from all over the state to take part in Arts Advocacy Day. It's the best arts networking opportunity of the year!
If you know of any students that have a passion for the arts and want to get involved in Arts Advocacy, please pass them on to me or forward this message to them. Attached is a PDF file with information about Advocacy Day. You can also find more information and RSVP by going to www.mncitizensforthearts.org and click on the "Sign up for Arts Advocacy Day on February 24th Today!!" link.
Thank you for your help!