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Advocacy makes a difference. Our federal, state and city budgets are tight. Many worthy causes compete for public dollars. Our job as arts advocates is to communicate with our elected officials about how the arts provide a public benefit and are an important investment into the state's economy.
Advocacy is providing active support and education in favor of a cause, issue or organization. Lobbying is a specialized kind of advocacy that refers to the attempt to influence specific legislation through communication with a legislator or a legislative staff member.
Indiana Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
Americans for the Arts