The Greater Augusta Arts Council supports artists, arts organizations and the cultural community in a variety of ways. At times we act as advocates to bring awareness of the arts to local audiences and lawmakers. We also partner with statewide and national organizations to participate in cultural advocacy projects, such as surveys that explore the economic impact for the arts, letter writing campaigns, arts in education and more. Learn more about how to get involved below.

Contact Our Elected Officials

The only way to have a voice in a democracy is to speak up, and directly engage with the government that rules us. Contact your representatives in Federal, State and Local government to make certain they know how to vote in order to represent YOU. The Greater Augusta Arts Council advocates for federal funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). We ask you to contact your representatives and tell them to keep the arts alive in our country.

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Americans for the Arts Mobilization Center

Americans for the Arts is committed to providing information on top issues affecting the arts today. The organization maintains a site with tools and resources that help make the case for arts and arts educations. It also has suggestions for ways you can take action to work to protect arts funding. “Americans for the Arts stands with you alongside millions of artists, local and state arts agency leaders, teachers, community leaders, business people, elected officials, funders, and other arts professionals.”
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Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts

Arts promote true prosperity. The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age. When times are tough, art is salve for the ache.

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Get Involved With Georgia Arts Network

Advocacy is a critical aspect of the Georgia Art Network’s mission. Read our latest Advocacy Update, then visit the Action Center to find out the latest State and National items that need your voice! Each year, the Georgia Arts Network organizes Georgia Arts Day at the state capitol. As the designated State Arts Action Network (SAAN) member for Americans for the Arts, the Arts Network also participates in National Arts Advocacy Day with Americans for the Arts, which takes place in March or April.

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