Join Elizabeth Rouse (ArtsMemphis), Abbey Judd (Levitt Shell), and Lauren Kennedy (Urban Art Commission) as they discuss arts advocacy beyond NEA funding. After participating in National Arts Advocacy Day in D.C. this year, all three women were energized by legislative proposals to support the arts economy. The presentation will focus on areas of tax reform, the CREATE Act, artist visas, art education, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The panelists will discuss where to find resources on arts advocacy and how to get involved in advocacy groups, and we’ll participate in a postcard-writing campaign.
Presentation with Q&A to follow.
Program begins at 6 pm
Complimentary food and drinks
Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts. The series will provide visual artists with information, resources, and opportunities to support them in the development of their professional careers. Workshop topics will range from positive studio practices to pricing work and navigating gallery representation. Questions? Contact Mary Jo Karimnia at firstname.lastname@example.org.