Event will feature speakers, performers and breakout sessions about the creative economy
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansans for the Arts will host their biennial Arts Advocacy Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Arkansas State Capitol with breakout sessions happening in meeting rooms inside the building. Speakers will include members of the Legislative Arts Caucus. Among the day’s activities will be performances from student groups including groups from Parkview High School, the Arkansas School for the Blind, and UA Little Rock. This event is free and open to the public.
“Arts Advocacy Day is a critical program for our organization,” said Dillon Hupp, member of the Arkansans for the Arts Board of Directors and Chair of the event. “Our goal is to highlight the wide-ranging effects of the creative economy in Arkansas—which encompasses everything from graphic design to filmmaking to cosmetology–and showcase why these industries and arts are crucial to our state’s economy.”
The theme for Arts Advocacy Day 2022 is “Building the future of Arkansas’ economy through the arts and technology.” The keynote event will be a press conference in which the Arkansas Legislative Arts Caucus will unveil an arts and technology report, which was curated and developed over the last year through boot camps hosted by Arkansans for the Arts throughout the state.
Exhibitors from all over the state in the fields of art and technology will be on display in the rotunda throughout the event. A full schedule of events and breakout sessions will be available through Arkansans for the Arts on their website and social media soon. Previous Arts Advocacy Days have been hosted by Arkansans for the Arts in 2020 and 2018.
About Arkansans for the Arts
Arkansans for the Arts is the only statewide advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the arts and creative economy. Our work is important because the arts in Arkansas represents over 8% of its workforce and $3 Billion annually in GDP. It is vital to tourism, revitalizes communities, and is the primary pipeline for talent and our future workforce. For more information, visit https://arkansansforthearts.org.