Advocate for the Arts on March 5!

By Laurie Baskin posted 03-04-2019 23:30


Tuesday, March 5 is National Arts Advocacy Day, the most visible, activist day of the year for arts advocates from all disciplines, all states, and every Congressional district to join together and speak up in support of the arts. Theatre Communications Group is a National Co-Sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day and is a member of the legislative planning committee that identifies the issues and creates the issue briefs for all of the Arts Advocacy Day policy issues. Whether you will be one of the record number of participants coming to D.C. or you plan to take part from home, please contact Congress today, March 5.


Contact Congress Today!


There are a number of policy issues that affect theatres, and we urge you to write to your elected officials and mention them all or highlight the few that most deeply impact your theatre. These issues include:

  • Supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and its ability to broaden access to thearts for all, while also stimulating the economy through matching grants
  • Strengthening arts in education in our nation's schools
  • Protecting tax incentives for charitable giving
  • Improving visa policies for artists from abroad
  • Supporting international cultural exchange
  • Protecting wireless microphones used in theatre
  • Preserving affordable health coverage for theatre artists 

Congressional staffers have told us that when a group of constituents write at the same time on a particular topic, elected officials take notice! Be sure to describe how national policies impact your theatre and your local community and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same on March 5!


Please personalize this message to your elected officials. If you need additional talking points on these issues, please find all of the Arts Advocacy Day Issue Briefs on the Legislative Issues page of the TCG website.