Arts Advocacy Day 2018
Tennesseans for the Arts presents Arts Advocacy Day 2018!
Arts Advocacy Day 2017 will be held at the Nashville Public Library on March 7, 2018.
Join TFTA and your fellow advocates from across Tennessee for a morning of important and exciting programming, and then meet with lawmakers from your region to let them know that the arts are valued in your community!
New to Arts Advocacy Day? Don't worry! TFTA Board Members and Volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the process and answer questions.
Badge pick-up and Late Registration opens at 9:30, but the Library opens at 9:00, so come early for breakfast and an opportunity to connect with your colleagues and friends from your region and across the state!
- 9:00 a.m. Doors Open/Breakfast/Networking
- 9:30 a.m. Registration Opens
- 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session
- Tennesseans for the Arts
- Tennessee Arts Commission
- Keynote Address: Arts Caucus Chairperson
- AEP5 Briefing
- Americans for the Arts Briefing
- Advocacy Through Storytelling-Part 2: Unscripted
- 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Regional Briefings
- 11:30 a.m Meetings at Legislative Offices (Cordell Hull Bldg)
Arts Advocacy Day is produced in partnership with
Frequently Asked Questions
What is different this year?
The Tennessee General Assembly has moved offices to the Cordell Hull State Office Building, located at 425 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee.
What should I do now?
- Share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you'll be attending Arts Advocacy Day! #TN4Arts #TNAdvocacy18 #TN4ARTS18 #ArtsTN #TNArtsOnTheHill18
- If you will be staying in town the night before, make your hotel reservations now! There are many hotels within walking distance of the Nashville Public Library. Rates will vary, but all will undoubtedly go up as the event draws near.
- Make appointments to visit your legislators on March 7.
How do I make an appointment with my Legislators?
First, you will want to Find Your Legislators by visiting the TN General Assembly website and typing in your address. Then, click on the link for each of your legislators, which will give their Nashville and District contact information. Give their office staff a call, identify yourself, letting them know that you are a voter in their district and that you will be in Nashville on March 7 and would like to come by to thank them for their work in your community. Ask if you may have an appointment to do so.
If the staff is unable to make an appointment for you to speak to your legislator in person, ask if it is alright if you come by the office to drop off a thank you note, anyway. You can also drop off information about your organization, community arts events, or a personal note about how the arts have positively impacted you or your community.
Please remember to be polite and respectful to your legislator and their staff members-like you, they are busy folks with lots of responsibilities. We want arts advocates to leave a lasting, positive impression on those who we would like to continue to support the arts in Tennessee.
Where is the Nashville Public Library?
The Nashville Public Library is located at 615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219.
Where can I park?
Nashville Public Library has on-site parking and other parking garages and lots are within walking distance. Library Garage at 151 6th Ave N. Enter Library Garage on Sixth or Seventh Avenues, between Church and Commerce Streets.
First 90 minutes free with library validation.
Up to 2 hours- $1.50
Every additional 30 minutes — $1.50
*You must validate your ticket at the circulation desk for these rates.
Daily rate summary is subject to change.For most up to date daily rates, see Nashville City Library Garage.
Handicap parking on level four.
Four electric car charging stations.
Owned by Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Managed by Nashville Downtown Partnership and SP Plus.
What is the Nashville weather like in March?
Historic weather data for March 7 indicates an average high of 58 degrees and an average low of 37. Since weather conditions are always changing and there is potential for adverse weather in March, we recommend being prepared to bring umbrella or other rain gear in case of precipitation. Also, keep up to date with weather conditions and travel advisories for Nashville at The Weather Channel.
What are transportation options in Nashville?
Nashville International Airport serves the greater Nashville area for airline transportation.
Public transit service are available through the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority's Fixed-Route Bus System and AccessRide, which operates specialized van services for persons with disabilities who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses. AccessRide provides door-to-door paratransit service within Davidson County, excluding commuter or express service.
Will there be more information?
How can I make sure my organization is recognized as a 100% Advocacy Organization at Arts Advocacy Day?
Make sure your organization is a member AND 100% of Staff are individual members or your organization is a member AND 100% of Board of Directors are individual members. Then email us to let us know that your organization is 100%.
What if I have other questions?
Email us at email@example.com.