Arts Advocacy: How Does It Work and What Can I Do?

OAAE’s Executive Director Tim Katz will be taking part in a panel discussion at the Beck Center for the Arts‘ annual meeting on Monday, September 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Arts Advocacy: How Does It Work and What Can I Do?

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Join us for an empowering discussion about public support for the arts and arts advocacy with national, statewide and local experts, including:

  • Tim Katz, Executive Director, Ohio Alliance for Art Education
  • Elisabeth Dorman, State and Local Government Affairs Manager, Americans for the Arts
  • Bill Behrendt, Executive Director, Ohio Citizens for the Arts
  • Jennifer Coleman, Senior Program Officer for the Arts, The George Gund Foundation
  • Discussion will be moderated by Joseph P. Gibbons, Partner with Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP, Board President, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture
Reception to follow. 


To attend email and include “Annual Meeting” in the subject line. You can also RSVP by calling Erin Corwin at 216.521.2540 x30.

About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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