Connect with FCA and your other local, state, and national arts and culture advocacy networks and organizations on a regular basis to stay informed on funding, policy issues, and the latest research that impact arts, arts education, and culture:

  ensure these advocacy networks’ email addresses are acceptable so they do not get sent to spam;
  bookmark their websites (,, your local arts agency, etc.);
  read and use their alerts and briefings when you get them; and
  take the suggested action steps in a timely  manner.  It matters.


Connect — when appropriate — throughout the year with your local, state, and federal policymakers and their staff members about local, state, and federal funding and other policy issues that matter to your community, Florida, and the U.S. — pay attention to those alerts.

Learn who represents you in the Florida Legislature and in the U.S. House and Senate:



  Put their names, staff, and their comprehensive contact information in your address books;
  Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms — pay attention to what matters to them;
►  Learn about them from their websites — background, profession, education, family, committee assignments, etc.;
►  Sign up for their newsletters if they provide them;
Connect with them about arts, arts education, and culture as suggested here.


Connect with members of your community at the many diverse arts and culture experiences throughout the year.

These creative connections are powerful and meaningful.