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Location: Arizona State Capitol (Lawn), 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix AZ
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Description: ARTS CONGRESS 2013

On February 4, 2013, arts supporters from all over Arizona will convene at the Capitol for the 2013 Arizona Arts Congress. We’ll be meeting with legislators and participating in advocacy workshops. Now is the time to sign up and be a part of the day.

The event will be held on the Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington. Registration begins at 9:30 am and program activities will run until 3pm.

All attendees will receive training and materials for their one-on-one meeting with their legislator(s). AzCA will set up the meeting and provide you with talking points.

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ADC is an event sponsor, and will be sending four representatives from the dance community to speak to legislators from their legislative districts.

Your Day at the Capitol

We need your voice at the 2013 Arizona Arts Congress, but if we don’t have your registration by 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, we may not be able to get you an appointment with your state legislator.

There’s still time to register for Arts Congress, February 4, at the State Capitol, but doing it today will insure that we are able to match you up with a legislator from your home district for a small group meeting. Meeting with your legislators at the State Capitol is an important way to deliver our critical message that arts and culture are important and impactful in every community across our state.

Look what we’ve got planned for the day . . .

9:00 a.m.
Check in begins on the Arizona State Capitol House Lawn, 1700 W.Washington.

9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Individual Meetings with Legislators

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Arts Policy workshops*

“An Insiders’ Look at the State Legislature”- Former State Rep. Jennifer Burns and Former State Sen. Tim Bee (currently a member of the Arizona Commission on the Arts) provide tips and insights about how to discuss issues with your state legislators and “how things work” at the State Capitol.

“Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants Information Session” Learn about funding opportunities from the Arizona Commission on the Arts for arts organizations, schools, school districts, arts educators and artists, including details about the Arts Education Partnerships Initiative, the commission’s newest program to support partnerships between Arizona D-label schools and arts organizations.

11:00 a.m.
Box lunches are available.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Arts advocates will split into two groups to visit the galleries of the State Senate and House to be introduced by their legislators.

Policy workshops are approximately one hour long and will repeat once so advocates may attend both sessions.

Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts also will provide you with training materials and talking points for your meetings with legislators.
Start Time: 9:30am
Date: 2013-02-04