Advocacy and Roleplaying Event with Laurie Baskin and Virginia Louloudes

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Check out some photos from our March 8th event with Laurie Baskin and Virginia Louloudes. At this event Laurie and Virginia helped us prepare for Arts Advocacy Day and how to talk to our representatives!

MORE PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.521912331181537.1073741825.110231172349657&type=1&l=a7fa1bf5a6

Want to join us at Arts Advocacy Day in D.C.? More info here!

EVENT: Strategizing with Laurie Baskin

ACE Roleplay Eve

Join NYU’s Advocates for Cultural Engagement and Columbia’s Students Advocates or the Arts students and prepare for Arts Advocacy Day!

Strategize with experienced advocate Laurie Baskin, Director of Government & Education Programs at the Theater Communications Group, during an interactive role play session at NYU on how to make the case for the arts and arts education to your members of Congress.

Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pless Hall at New York University
82 Washington Square East
(First floor lounge)

Food and beverages will be served. Please bring a form of ID.

An R.S.V.P. with Mary Morgan Radcliff, President of ACE, at mmr452@nyu.edu is recommended.

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/331020136997896/

ACE ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGNING FOR CULTURE PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING ONE PERCENT FOR CULTURE

New York, NY (February 1, 2012)— As part of the Campaigning for Culture seminar series, Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE) will host a dynamic discussion with four leading arts advocates of the One Percent for Culture campaign, including Norma Munn, Heather Woodfield, Richard Kessler, and Sheila Lewandowski.

DATE: Friday, February 24th

TIME: 6–7:30pm, Reception to follow

PLACE: NYU/ 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York (between 3rd & 2nd Avenues at 9th Street)

Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

RSVP: nyu.artsadvocates(at)gmail.com

One Percent for Culture is a non-partisan, grassroots, five-borough campaign whose mission is to demonstrate the value of culture to New York City.  The campaign will generate support for an increase in the city’s financial commitment to the nonprofit cultural community, including artists of all disciplines, to a full one percent of the municipal expense budget.

Our panelists – who offer different perspectives within the arts field – will address the essential role culture plays in New York City, and the impact they hope their coalition will have through advocacy in increasing city funding for cultural organizations.

The panelists include Heather Woodfield, Executive Director of One Percent for Culture; and members of One Percent for Culture’s Steering Committee: Norma Munn, Chair, New York City Arts Coalition; Richard Kessler, Dean, Mannes College The New School for Music; and Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director, The Chocolate Factory Theater. Munira Khapra, NYU Arts Administration student and grant writer for More Art, will moderate the conversation.

Find out more about the One Percent for Culture campaign at www.oneforculture.org

The Campaigning for Culture series provides an opportunity for arts and culture administrators and practitioners to directly engage arts advocates in New York City, address current challenges in the field, and connect with opportunities for engagement with legislators on a local, state, and federal level.

Presented by Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE), Steinhardt’s student advocacy group. ACE creates awareness of arts and cultural issues at the local, state and national levels. Co-sponsored by NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions and Graduate Student Organization.

ACE Announces First Campaigning for Culture Seminar Featuring Virginia P. LouLoudes, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

New York, NY (September 30, 2011)— As part of the Campaigning for Culture seminar series, Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE) will host a dynamic discussion with a leading advocate for the nonprofit theatre community, Virginia Louloudes, on Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm in Einstein Auditorium at New York University.

Ms. Louloudes, Executive Director of A.R.T./New York since 1991, has lead the organization in support of its 300 member theatres through challenging times, addressed issues in the field, and championed members to have a collective voice in the city. Through innovative solutions, A.R.T./New York has provided affordable office and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and the nation’s only revolving loan fund for real estate. Louloudes and the A.R.T./New York staff collect and analyze financial data on A.R.T./New York member theatres’ income, expenditures, and audience, enabling them to respond to the ever-changing environment. In the wake of September 11, 2001, A.R.T./New York developed a seminal study on the economic impact of the attacks on the city’s nonprofit theatres, creating a foundation for support and funding for struggling organizations.

“Virginia P. Louloudes has given not only of her time and energies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has been designated for special honor.”  – NY Senate Open Legislation

The purpose of the Campaigning for Culture series is to provide an opportunity for arts and culture administrators and practitioners to directly engage arts advocates in New York City, address current challenges in the field, and connect with opportunities for engagement with legislators on a local, state, and federal level. The seminars foster an open forum for exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning advocacy for the arts with experts in the field.

CAMPAIGNING FOR CULTURE with Virginia P. Louloudes

DATE: Friday, November 11th

TIME: 6:30–7:30pm, Reception to follow

PLACE: NYU/Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY  10003

Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

RSVP: nyu.artsadvocates@gmail.com

ACE at Arts Advocacy Day in DC

ACE Delegates at Arts Advocacy Day

As one of ACE’s first major initiatives, a group of eight NYU students traveled to Washington, DC to attend the 23rd annual Arts Advocacy Day conference from April 11-13.  The arts action summit was organized by Americans for the Arts and attended by arts professionals from all across the United States.

Arts Advocacy Day provided student representatives with detailed training on advocating to legislators and policy makers on behalf of the arts.  Through seminars on lobbying tactics and briefings on the most up to date research and data on the social and economic impact of the arts, the student advocates were prepared to effectively argue in support of a strong arts culture.

On the second day of the conference, ACE members attended a House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations hearing on arts funding, at which testimony was provided by Louise Slaughter, Congressional Arts Caucus co-chair, Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, and other policy makers, artists, and arts professionals.  To see video of all testimony from the “Arts Build Communities” Congressional hearing on art funding, click here.

In collaboration with student advocates from Columbia University’s Arts Administration MA program, ACE members met privately with Executive Director Rachel Goslins of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, to share with her student advocacy efforts and to learn more about the work of PCAH.

The day before the Arts Advocacy conference, ACE members attended the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University, an annual meeting for young professionals who work in the arts. It was an opportunity to discuss the issues that affect arts organizations with students, peers, and experienced professionals. The symposium featured a networking reception, multiple professional development sessions held throughout the day, and a keynote address by Ben Cameron, Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Nancy Pelosi Accepting the Arts Leadership Award (Photo courtesy of Americans for the Arts News)

Message from Carlo.

Dear ACE – notice that AAM has introduced on-line pre-conference training!

Dear Museums Advocacy Day 2010 Participants:

Museums Advocacy Day 2010 is less than three weeks away and we are looking forward to seeing you in Washington, DC soon. We understand you may have questions about what to expect during Museums Advocacy Day and how to prepare for the event and want to help answer your questions and get you as prepared as possible.

JOIN US for a FREE special program – Museums Advocacy Day Pre-conference Online Training: What to Know Before You Go

Who: You and fellow participants in Museums Advocacy Day 2010
What: Museums Advocacy Day Pre-conference Online Training: What to Know Before You Go
Program Description: As we prepare to meet with Members of Congress during Museums Advocacy Day, join us for an online advocacy training session to discuss the key asks as well as tips for getting your message across. We’ll look at three critical steps you should take before coming to Washington to prepare to have the most effective meetings possible. We’ll also discuss techniques for following up with legislators and building relationships throughout the year.
When: Friday, March 12, 2:00PM EST
Where: The nearest computer with Internet access!

REGISTER TODAY!

Questions about Museums Advocacy Day?
Visit http://www.speakupformuseums.org/MuseumAdvocacyDay.htm or call us at 202-218-7703.