There are many reasons to advocate for the arts. Pick your platform, honey.

One of the many amazing things about EALS 2012 besides the fact that it’s my birthday, April 15th, is that you can combine your attendance with one of the most significant gatherings of supporters of the arts in the country: The 25th annual Arts Advocacy Day April 16 – 17, 2012.

“Arts Advocacy Day is the only national event that brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.”

So when (there is no “if”, grasshopper, if you love the arts, you need to be here, start planning now) you’re preparing to head to our Nation’s Capital, be sure you make it here in time to join us at American University. We are all emerging arts leaders. By remaining teachable we’ll remain relevant.

Register for Arts Advocacy Day today, and we’ll save you a seat at EALS.