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Celebrating, Communicating, and Supporting the Arts

THE ALABAMA ARTS ADVOCACY COMMISSION

A program of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

Presents

The 2017 Alabama Arts Advocacy Conference

 

March 14 & 15

Embassy Suites - 300 Tallapoosa St.

Montgomery, AL

 

Register Here for the 2017 Arts Advocacy Conference

Bringing together stakeholders from all areas of the Arts; arts administrators, educators, artists,  communities, and businesses to speak with one voice and focus attention on the positive impact of the Arts on Alabama.

 

Among the presenters are Al Head, Executive Director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts; the Artistic Literacy Consortium; Mayors from cities that have embraced and supported the Arts, Arts education, Arts businesses, and creative industries; and Legislators, addressing the topics of Grass Roots Advocacy, Cultivating Arts Consumers, and the role of the Arts in transforming cities. The Conference will be led with principle presentations by Quang Do, a 2016 White House Champion of Change and  Heidi Elnora, an Alabama-based fashion designer, entrepreneur, winner of Project Runway, star of TLC’s Bride by Design, industry leader, wife, mother, and committed advocate for the Arts; and a workshop led by Owen Foster, an Alliance Board Member and recipient of the 2015 IDSA Educator of the Year Award. He is also co-founder of Shift Design, which creates transformational experiences intended to develop empathetic and strategic leadership.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Embassy Suites Montgomery

Featuring Keynote Speakers Quang Do, a 2016 White House Champion of Change and Heidi Elnora, an Alabama-based fashion designer, entrepreneur, winner of Project Runway, star of TLC’s Bride by Design, industry leader, wife, mother, and committed advocate for the Arts;

and a workshop led by Owen Foster, an Alliance Board Member and recipient of the 2015 IDSA Educator of the Year Award. He is also co-founder of Shift Design, which creates transformational experiences intended to develop empathetic and strategic leadership.

Gather with other arts advocates and stakeholders from around the state to hear about the State of the Arts in Alabama, the arts & schools, communities, careers and the economy.  Hear success stories from former students from Alabama, Mayors of cities who successfully embed the arts into their communities, educators.  Leaders from the Artistic Leadership Consortium will explain their work and the impact it is having on the arts in Alabama. AND learn how to express your passion for the arts constructively.  We hope to demystify arts advocacy and assist you in feeling comfortable during your visits with your legislators.

Tuesday evening, March 14,  5:00 p.m.  Embassy Suites Montgomery 

Join us for  BUILDING YOUR NETWORK; FINDING SUPPORT -- Networking reception, with entertainment and Awards.  We will honor those who have made a difference in the Arts.  We will present the AAAE Making a Difference Award,  Advocacy Award, and the AAAE Impact Award. Recipients will be announced March 5, 2016.

Wednesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.  The Joseph M. Farley Auditorium at the Alabama Department of Archives and History,  624 Washington Ave., Montgomery

Continue to gather with arts advocates.  Beginning with talks by our Legislators, Arts Advocates, and more! We hope to demystify arts advocacy and assist you in feeling comfortable during your visits with your legislators.

After lunch, we will gather on the steps of the State House for your appointment with your legislators and photo opportunities!!


 

Register by February 14 to receive a free Advocacy Conference T-shirt!

 

 


Make A Donation

We want to make our voices heard for many years to come. Please consider supporting Arts Advocacy Day by making a donation or simply donate to the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education by clicking here.

 

Thank you for your support!