“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty
which every good citizen owes to his country.” – George Washington
Be The Voice For The Arts
ARTSFAIRFAX educates at the local, state and federal agencies and elected officials on the policies, initiatives and funding that impact the arts community.
EDUCATING DECISION-MAKERS = ADVOCACY
ARTSFAIRFAX defines advocacy as the process of educating the general public and decision-makers in the public and private sector, who influence policy and resource allocation at the local and national level. Government decision-makers deserve to be well-informed as they craft policy and appropriate funding.
When the community provides success stories, data analysis and information about the needs,
goals, and outcomes of art programs, they are providing key information that contributes to effective solutions and building strong communities.
What It Means To Be An Arts Advocate
The arts provide social, cultural and entertainment value and have a major impact on the economy. Art helps our communities thrive, support education for all ages and serve as a primary way to preserve and celebrate culture. Community support is critical to ensuring the arts are strong and vibrant.
Educating the public and elected officials on the true impact of the arts is the primary goal for all arts advocates. Arts advocacy allows you to share your views, opinions, success stories and struggles with elected officials who make decision impact your arts community or organization.
Effective advocacy depends on your continuous education and communication with your
supporters and decision-makers at the local, state and federal level.