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For two decades, Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) has held Arts Advocacy Day in Nashville during the General Assembly's legislative session. 2021 was no different, but some of the details surrounding the event changed. 

Instead of asking Arts Advocates to drive to Nashville; we followed the Legislature's request that no in-person "Day on the Hill" be scheduled for 2021. Arts Advocacy Day 2021 was held VIRTUALLY on March 10th, 2021 at 10:00am CST.

Another change to 2021, Arts Advocacy Day was free to all TFTA individuals and organizational members. If you are not a member, please consider joining today! If you were not able to join us and feel inclined to do a little extra, we have added a donate to TFTA feature below, but that is entirely your choice.

Now Here Is What Didn't Change:

We are still needing your help telling Legislators about the value of the arts in your community. We want to provide you with talking points to help you focus your communication and help you fold your story into TFTA's "One Voice One Message" strategy. We are asking you to join with fellow Arts Advocates to amplify our voice for and commitment to the arts in Tennessee, our support of the Specialty License Plate program, and grants provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Putting Advocacy Into Action

Sample Letter to your Legislator

Join or renew your membership today

TFTA Members understand there is strength in numbers, and your membership not only helps sustain us, but sends the message to lawmakers the arts have an army in Tennessee.

Can't attend this event and want to support the arts in Tennessee another way? Buy a SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE!

We must never forget, revenue from the specialty license plate program accounts for nearly 80% of the funding distriuted annually by the Tennessee Arts Commission for grants to support the arts and sustain the work of our arts organizations. TFTA members understand this funding is our lifeblood and protecting it is crucial.

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