Georgia Arts Day

 

 

 

The Georgia Arts Network and our partners in the arts and tourism will hold our annual day of advocacy on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the State Capitol in Atlanta, GA. Register Today and watch this page for more details!

On January 26, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal is presented with a $3.3 Billion check, representing the tax dollars returned to Georgia from the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in our state. In the front row behind them are Georgia Arts Network Vice President Rachel Ciprotti and Georgia Council for the Arts Executive Director Karen Paty.

On January 26, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal was presented with a $3.3 Billion check, representing the tax dollars returned to Georgia from the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in our state. In the front row behind them is Georgia Arts Network Vice President Rachel Ciprotti. Photo by Jennifer Stalcup.

At Advocacy Day:

  • Attend an Advocacy Luncheon with speakers, performers, and training!
  • 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!

You should plan to schedule meetings that day with your local legislator. Click here for a sample meeting request. 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.

The arts community is partnering with our friends in Georgia’s tourism industry for Tourism, Hospitality, and Arts Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. 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!



Sample Email Meeting Request for your Legislators

Dear [Senator OR Representative FULL NAME]:

[A sentence or two about yourself – connect to their district. Are you a constituent? Is your organization/business located in the district? Say so!]

I will be at the State Capitol on January 23, 2018 celebrating Tourism, Hospitality, & the Arts Day. I would love to set up a brief meeting with you that afternoon, to discuss the impact of the arts in our local community. [OTHER NAMES and their affiliations] will also be joining me.  We are available for a meeting prior to 9am or after 1:30pm that day.

[OPTIONAL luncheon invitation. Note that you will need to pay for the official’s lunch.] If you would like to join us for the Arts Day Luncheon being organized by the Georgia Arts Network, I would be delighted to have you as my guest. The luncheon will take place inside the Coverdale Building, Room 307, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on January 23th.

Thank you for your time. I hope I am able to meet with you on Arts Day this year!

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME
YOUR CONTACT INFO]