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

It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. We believe that: * All children in school must have quality arts education provided by licensed arts educators * All Ohioans have the right to expect quality arts education * All arts programs must have adequate resources * All arts and cultural organizations and artists have a critical role in arts education Learn more at
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