Advocacy has at its heart listening to the voiced needs of our members and finding solutions to those needs within our group and/or representing those needs to legislators and municipal representatives. Examples of recent and future advocacy efforts include the following:

 

We Give You a ‘Voice at the Table’

We Offer Fiscal Sponsorship

We Lead the Arts & Economic Prosperity (AEP6) Campaign in Coastal Fairfield County

We Have Relationships with Legislators

We Alert You to Advocacy Events

The Roadmap for Arts Cultural and Tourism

Connecticut Arts Alliance, Connecticut Humanities, and the Connecticut Tourism Coalition joined together to develop a comprehensive roadmap to help guide legislators to better state support for our communities.

Whether you’re working in the arts, the humanities, or the tourism industry, you’ll want to join us to learn more about the roadmap, the legislative process ahead, and how you can be a part of this important initiative.

Learn the latest about the Arts, Culture, and Tourism Funding Roadmap, a campaign to secure more meaningful, reliable, and equitable state funding for arts, culture, and tourism. Mark your calendar for these sessions:

January 25  |  February 22 March 29

During the 2023 legislative session, our elected leaders will make decisions about budget priorities for the next 2 years. This is our chance to make sure the arts, culture, and tourism communities receive state support that recognizes our importance to Connecticut’s economy, the vitality of our cities and towns, and the health and well-being of all who live here.

We plan to keep you updated throughout the legislative session…

UPDATE #1

We’ve worked with key legislators to introduce House Bill 6321, AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED INVESTMENT IN ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM, to support the goals of the Roadmap. We’ll need your help to gain passage of the bill as the session progresses. We’re asking the legislature to invest $58.5 million per year to ensure our communities have the resources to thrive.

Please ask your legislators to co-sponsor HB 6321 as a way to bring more meaningful, reliable, and equitable state funding to this coalition of Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) organizations.

If your legislators include the following, please thank them for already co-sponsoring this bill: 

Rep. Lucy Dathan (House 142) – Norwalk, New Canaan
Rep. Sarah Keitt (House 134) – Fairfield
Rep. Jennifer Leeper (House 132) – Fairfield
Rep. David Michel (House 146) –  Stamford

If your representative is Steve Meskers (Old Greenwich) who is co-chair of the Commerce Committee, please ask him for a public hearing for this bill.

Don’t know who your legislators are? Go to: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp