2018 Arts Advocacy Day

 

On March 12 - 13, 2018, Hawai‘i Arts Alliance went to Washington, D.C. for Arts Advocacy Day. We attended informational seminars with Americans for the Arts regarding the effects of Art in our communities, and the importance of saving the NEA. We also visited the offices of our representatives, to advocate for their continued support for the Arts.To keep apprised of the current issues affecting the Arts in America today, please visit the Americans for the Arts' Mobilization Center

The previous weekend was the Turnaround Arts National Talent Show. We were honored to escort local students from Kalihi Kai Elementary & Kamaile Academy PCS, who performed with Paula Fuga at the Kennedy Center.

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Creative Resurgence Advocacy

Hawai‘i Arts Alliance, along with other local organizations are advocating for a Creative Resurgence Caucus at the State Legislature to call attention to the local Creative Community & advance legislation that benefits the Creative Sector, which in turn, will benefit the community & economy at large. 

Creatives are essential workers in our society and our economy, helping us recover, reflect, and rebuild. First responders save lives. Creatives are our second responders, keeping us sane through the chaos and helping to heal, putting people’s lives back together through artful outlets.
Arts, creativity, and humanities make us stronger—as individuals, families, communities, islands, and as a state. They are the backbone of innovation, prosperity, and thriving people and places. Public funding for arts, creativity, and humanities is a high-return investment that benefits every Hawaii resident in every city, town, and rural community statewide. Arts, creativity, and humanities are a state economic engine. They provide people with the foundation for creativity, equipping an innovative
workforce, generating new ideas in every field, and keeping our nation globally competitive. Arts, creativity, and humanities strengthen economic health by creating jobs in multiple industries, driving tourism, and providing opportunities for young people.

  

If you have not read the Creative Resurgence Caucus proposal, you can read it here and sign in support.

We are also gathering Creative Resurgence Stories to share with our representatives. Please tell us your story of how the creative sector impacts your life.