Georgia Arts Action Summit & Arts Advocacy Week


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Georgians for the Arts presents the 2021 Georgia Arts Action Summit, which will be held virtually Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8, 2021, is a two-day digital event bringing together arts advocates from every corner of the State of Georgia.

Free registration for Individual Membership or higher.  Members can register for the Summit and a discount code will automatically be applied to the purchase.

The event provides grassroots arts advocates training led by experienced advocates from throughout Georgia. Arts advocates from throughout Georgia convene to hear presentations about the state of Georgian arts and culture, the latest arts policies, and upcoming related legislation impacting Georgia.

Arts Advocacy Week, scheduled from Monday, February 8 to Friday, February 12, 202, is dedicated time arts advocates from throughout Georgia schedule to meet with their elected Georgia legislative representatives to generate support for pro-arts issues. Arts Advocacy week is subject to change contingent upon the Georgia Legislature’s schedule.

2021 Arts Advocacy Summit Schedule

Sunday, February 7 from 4 – 6 p.m. and Monday, February 8 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Guest Speakers:

  • Gabrielle Mertz, artist and public policy adviser
  • Susie Surkamer, President & CEO, South Arts
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner Film, Music & Digital Entertainment
  • Pam Breaux, President & CEO, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund
  • Park Cannon, Georgia House Representative, District 58
  • Beth Moore, Georgia House Representative, District 95
  • Audrey Gámez, Education Director, C4 Atlanta
  • And, many others . . .

Arts Advocacy Week

Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 12

Summit participants independently contact their legislative representatives for a virtual, phone, or physical meeting. All Georgia legislative members will have been contacted and made aware of arts advocates reaching out during the week.

All Georgia legislative members will have received educational material delivered to their offices in addition to access to a digital legislative handbook showcasing Georgia’s creative talents.