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7 Things To Do In Preparation For Arts Advocacy Day 2023

Arts Advocacy 2023 with be held virtually on March 9th at 10am central standard time. Registration will go live on February 9th and is FREE to all Tennesseans For the Arts members. As TN4Arts is gearing up for Arts Advocacy Day there are things you and your organization can do to prepare. Find out below how you can put Advocacy into Action by helping us make this year's AAD23 the best yet!

7 Things to do in preparation for Arts Advocacy Day 2023


Step 1... Make sure your Tn4Arts Membership is Active

Arts Advocacy Day 2023 is FREE to Tennesseans For the Arts members and registration will open on February 9th! TFTA brings people and organizations together who believe in the power of the arts and want to support its growth. In joining TFTA you make visible your personal commitment to supporting the future of the Arts in TN. Seeing the impact of the arts in your life makes you the most incredible advocate! Show everyone that you support those grass-roots community centers all the way to the major TN cultural institutions that benefit from the Tennessee Arts Commission Grants provided in part by the funds that come from the TN License Plate Program that we aim to protect. Click here to Join or Renew! Unsure if you are an Active TN4Arts Member? Email

Step 2... Download AAD23 posters & more. Share, Share, Share!

A big part of Advocacy is spreading the word! We need your help in encouraging friends, family and colleagues to Join TN4Arts so they can register for AAD23 on Feb 9th and learn all about the importance of protecting the funding of Art & Culture Grants provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission to each community across Tennessee. Click here for shareables!

Step 3... Advertise Your Free Arts & Culture Events On Our Statewide Arts Calendar

Everyone will be watching which makes Arts Advocacy Day the best time to advertise your organization's upcoming events on our Statewide Arts Calendar. This perk is totally free to Tn4Arts Members! Click the link below to submit. Don't forget your events must be free and open to the public with up to 3 events per organization per month. Click here to submit!

Step 4... Do you have an Advocacy Success Story?

Then we want to share! We will be featuring success stories as we are gearing up for AAD23 so don't miss the opportunity to be visible to Tennessee Arts & Culture Lovers! Did your Legislator come to an event you invited them to? Did you have someone stop and ask you about your Specialty License Plate? Maybe you wrote a letter to your Representative? Whatever the story we want to hear it. Each step, big or small, connects us to a larger movement and encouraging our fellow advocates with positive examples is empowering. Click here to share!

Step 5... Make sure your organization has their 100% Board Participation Emblem

Now is the best time to show your support for Tennesseans For the Arts! The purpose of the new TN4Arts Full Board Participation Logo is to actively show your advocacy. That you value the arts in our communities and that you recognize and support the work of Tennesseans for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Arts Caucus in the Tennessee General Assembly. From engaging legislators to facilitating valuable policy discussion on the importance of the specialty license plate program. For details and to learn more about the emblem's use and how to receive this asset please Click here for Emblem details!

Step 6... Get Your Specialty License Plate

Did you know that your plate registration does not need to be up for renewal to get a brand new Specialty License Plate? Did you know that approximately 80% of the Tennessee Arts Commission grants come from the sale of specialty license plates? How about that the Tennessee Arts Commission awarded over $7.5 million in grants for FY21. Or maybe that those grant programs help to fund the arts activities of more than 600 organizations and artists in Tennessee? Your License Plate Matters. Click here for details on getting your Specialty License Plate!

Step 7... Stay Connected

Sharing opportunities for our members is top priority. From the only statewide Arts Calendar where you can find free arts events in your area to participating in our advocacy events there is something for everybody. We share opportunities with our members through Newsletters and Social Media so be sure to follow us... Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Youtube


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