Arts Action Summit

Arts Action SummitThe National Arts Action Summit is your opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, the Arts Action Summit is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross-section of America's cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress to garner support for issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Each year, ArtPride sends a delegation of advocates to represent the state of New Jersey through facetime with their legislators. 

2021 National Arts Action Summit

April 5-9th Virtually through AFTA

Over these five days, you’ll gain a depth of knowledge from policy experts at Americans for the Arts and many of our Partners. You’ll also be able to watch a recording of these webinars whenever you like to refresh your understanding of the issues. Session topics will include arts and culture agency funding, arts education, tax policy, COVID-19 relief and recovery, the creative economy, and many more!

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If you plan to join us on behalf of New Jersey, please notify Vincent Hall at the ArtPride office ( and we'll be sure to keep you informed of any state-specific happenings!

After the Summit prepares you with facts and figures, Arts Advocacy Week will take place the following week, April 12-16, when advocates meet with their federal elected officials to garner support for pro-arts issues.

Scholarship Opportunities

ArtPride New Jersey planned to offer a limited number of scholarships for BIPOC arts leaders to attend the Arts Action Summit, and just learned that Americans for the Arts is now offering opportunities for full registration support to anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate. Please use the link below to request full registration support. If you have any questions, or difficulties, please notify Vincent Hall at the ArtPride office (

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