Ingenuity's Advocacy Institute will train participants on all aspects of advocating to legislators on behalf of the arts in schools. Participants will learn how to speak with legislators, what to expect from legislative meetings, and how to best communicate the importance of the arts in schools. Attend the first training to prepare to advocate in district offices in August, and reach out to legislators in Springfield this fall.
Join Ingenuity in partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, the Illinois Music Educators Association and the Illinois Arts Educators Association, to advocate for fair education funding and to ensure the arts are a part of Every Student Succeeds Act implementation in Illinois. Speakers will include an elected official, community arts partners and a representative from Americans for the Arts.