Details for 2013 Arts Advocacy Day
This page contains more detailed information about the event. You are also encouraged to read the Arts Day Information Packet for more logistical details and tips!
Tentative Schedule for the Day:
8:30 am Registration opens at the Capitol
9:00 am Formal presentation with Governor Nathan Deal and Legislators
Unveiling of the 2013 Georgia Travel Guide
9:20 am Legislative Office visits or Networking
10:00 am Georgia Arts Network: Arts Advocacy Breakout Session
- Advocacy Training
- Distinguished Guests, including Rep. Ron Stephens
11:15 am Legislative Office visits begin
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You can take MARTA’s Blue or Green line trains to the Georgia State station. For driving, directions and accessibility information, click here.
Please see the Capitol Hill Area Map (provided by the Georgia Building Authority) for parking information. In addition to the public parking sites marked with a blue “P” on the map, you can park in the Underground Atlanta parking deck, which is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., one and a half blocks west from the capitol building. Parking options are $8-$9 for daily parking, depending on the lot.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
In compliance with security regulations, all visitors must enter the Capitol through a metal detector; the X-ray machine must examine hand-carried items. No weapons, including pocketknives, are allowed in the Capitol building.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at email@example.com
Can I update my registration information?
Yes! If you find that you cannot attend or need to update your registration info, please contact us anytime!
At Advocacy Day:
- Hear from statewide experts on the state of arts funding and the arts community.
- Learn powerful facts about the impact of the arts on communities (positive impacts on children & families, economic development, quality of life, health, and more!)
- Meet with your state legislators and help us make the case for the arts in Georgia!
The arts community is partnering with our friends in Georgia’s tourism industry for Tourism Day at the Capitol on Monday, January 27th. In these tough times, focusing on the positive economic impact of the arts as a vehicle which attracts tourism dollars to Georgia is a great way to convince skeptics of the need to invest in the arts now!
For the event, the Georgia Arts Network is partnering with: Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Restaurant Association, and the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association.
You should also plan to schedule meetings that day with your local legislator; we would appreciate it if you would let us know when your meetings are, so we can facilitate coordination between arts groups in neighboring areas.
This year it is critical to speak with legislators about the need to increase funding for the Georgia Council for the Arts in order to secure that Georgia receives the full matching funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Please help advocate for the arts in Georgia by attending this event and letting your voice be heard in support of the arts community! Find out more details here and register today!