Arts Advocacy Day 2017

Arts Advocacy Day is an annual event each March at the State Capitol, where we address our legislators directly and share our passion for the creative industries within Colorado and within your own county.

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The Mouse That Roared – An Arts Advocacy Success Story

You may be familiar with the expression or even the story The Mouse That Roared (1955) where in every episode of the story, you find the small Duchy of Grand Fenwick in situations that were absurd or outlandish, where they faced superpowers and won. If you haven’t heard of the story, let me relate a small Colorado scenario for you.

You see, the membership of Arts for Colorado can immediately relate to the challenges facing small voices and the need for our opinions to be heard on the Capitol steps and in the halls of the Colorado House and Senate.

Recently, we brought in citizens and students who spoke eloquently about their passion for the arts, and gathered at Arts Advocacy Day (3/2/2016) in Denver.

The day started with coffee to fight off the chill of late winter, as we witnessed an advocacy sketch prepared by the student leadership of Colorado State Thespians. We then heard from Jennifer Mello, lobbyist with Brandeberry McKenna Public Affairs, and AnnMarie Jensen, from Jensen Associates. They shared the dos and don’ts for more »

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Meet Amir Jackson – Keynote Speaker for Arts Advocacy Day 2016

Arts Advocacy Day 2016 is only a few days away! We had the opportunity to interview our keynote speaker, Amir Jackson, of Nurture the Creative Mind. Read ahead to get a sneak peak of what he’ll be talking about at Arts for Colorado’s Arts Advocacy Day 2016!

 

Registration for Arts Advocacy Day 2016 closes February 28th! Click here to register!

 

Can you please give me a brief overview of your work in the arts?

In 2007 I founded the nonprofit organization ‘Nurture the Creative Mind.’ The organization empowers young people and helps them establish self-value, while developing marketable skills. Since our conception we have positively impacted more than 10,000 youth within and outside of the state of Utah. I was also selected as a Change Leader in the Arts by the Utah Department of Arts and Museums and participated WESTAF’s Emerging Leaders of Color program in 2015. Art is wrapped up in my life’s purpose and plays a role in my everyday life by molding how I view and navigate the world around me.

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Arts Advocacy Day 2016 – Registration is now open!

Arts Advocacy Day Agenda 2016

Date:

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Time:

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:

First Baptist Church

1373 Grant Street

Denver, CO 80203

(14th Avenue and Grant Street)

Parking:

Parking for a fee is located at:

1277 Logan Street

Denver, CO 80203

or

1416 Grant Street

Denver, CO 80203

Schedule of Activities:

Check-in

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Miller Hall, First Baptist Church

Breakfast and introductions with Majority Leader Crisanta Duran

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

The day will kick off with a continental breakfast and introductions from Majority Leader Crisanta Duran. She will talk about her focus on personal connections to the arts and why it is important for arts advocates to build relationships with their elected officials.

Advocacy Training

Jennifer Mello, Brandeberry-McKenna Public Affairs

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

The session will be conducted by AFC lobbyist Jennifer Mello of Brandeberry-McKenna Public Affairs. Mello has played a leading role in securing public funding for the arts in Colorado. She has also worked on numerous bills designed to create more »

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Arts Advocacy Day 2015 Registration

Join Arts for Colorado in supporting the arts at Arts Advocacy Day 2015! Your elected officials need to know why the arts should be supported–and Arts for Colorado gives you the opportunity to do so. This event extends beyond advocating for the arts, and offers dynamic professional development sessions that will help take your career and organization to the next level!

Arts Advocacy Day Agenda 2015

Register Now!

Date:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time:

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:

First Baptist Church

1373 Grant Street

Denver, CO 80203

(14th Avenue and Grant Street)

Schedule of Activities:

Check-in

7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.

Miller Hall, First Baptist Church

Parking:

Parking for a small fee is located at:

1277 Logan Street

Denver, CO 80203

Breakfast, Introductions, and Advocacy Training Conducted by Jennifer Mello, Brandeberry-McKenna Public Affairs

8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The day will kick off with a continental breakfast and an advocacy training session. The session will be conducted by AFC lobbyist Jennifer Mello of Brandeberry-McKenna Public Affairs. Mello has played a leading role in securing more »

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Meet your legislators at Arts Advocacy Day 2015

You do not want to miss Arts for Colorado’s Arts Advocacy Day 2015! Your elected officials need to know why the arts should be supported–and Arts for Colorado gives you the opportunity to tell them. This event extends beyond advocating for arts, and offers dynamic professional development sessions that will help take your career and organization to the next level.

Date: 

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Time:

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:

First Baptist Church 1373 Grant Street Denver, CO 80203 (14th Avenue and Grant Street)

Check ­in time: 7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. Miller Hall, First Baptist Church

Parking:

Parking is located at: 1277 Logan Street Denver, CO 80203  ** small fee**

**Schedule of events to be announced soon. Stay Tuned!**

Additional Information: Please contact Stefan Runstrom at info@artsforcolorado.org if you have questions or would like additional information about this event.

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