Advocacy Resources

Local/Regional Resources

Columbus Ticket Fee Proposal

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Full Report for Central Ohio (36 pages,1.3M)
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the Greater Columbus Area—one that generates $412.3 million in total economic activity. This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we not only enhance our quality of life, but we also invest in the Greater Columbus Area’s economic well-being. Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 One-page Summary for Central Ohio

Ohio’s Creative Economy: The Economic Impact of the Arts and Creative Industries 2018
A statewide survey of the impact of both for and nonprofit creative sectors on Ohio’s economy. The Columbus MSA generates $9.1 billion in economic impact and supports more than 60,000 jobs. Research sponsored by Ohio Citizens for the Arts and the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University.

Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts

2018 Ohio Creative Industries Report, Center for Regional Development, Bowling Green State University

2017 Creative Industries Report Franklin County

2017 Creative Industries Report Congressional District 3

2017 Creative Industries Report Congressional District 12

2017 Creative Industries Report Congressional District 15

2017 Creative Industries Report Ohio

The Columbus Guide to Arts Advocacy
An arts advocacy toolkit created by Columbus advocacy firm, Sean P. Dunn & Associates, LLC.

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
Dedicated to supporting the arts in northeast Ohio, CPAC has helpful links to information that applies statewide.

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
A network of arts educators dedicated to communication, cooperation and advocacy efforts.

Ohio Arts Council
Our state arts council is one of the best. Lots of good resources on this site.

Ohio Citizens for the Arts
A grassroots organization working to increase public support for the arts in Ohio. Check out their e-advocacy center.

National Resources

Americans for the Arts
The nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. AFTA’s online Arts Action Center can help you find your legislators, along with information about what’s happening with the arts nationally.

What American’s Believe About the Arts, 2016 Infographic

Arts, Jobs, and the Economy Infographic

Part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtsEdge and the National Arts & Education Network provides tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies
A global network of arts councils and ministries of culture.

National Arts and Disability Center
Promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A membership organization for the nation’s state arts agengies. Includes a comprehensive advocacy checklist for arts organizations.

National Endowment for the Arts
Learn more about what’s happening at the national level.

Open Secrets
A nonpartisan organization that tracks campaign contributions for state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.

The Association of American Cultures
Advocates for diversity of artistic expression.

Department of VSA and Accessibility, Kennedy Center
Formerly known as Very Special Arts, an organization housed in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, whose mission is to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

Vote Smart
Allows you to look up platforms and voting records for every candidate and elected official from the US President to local government officials.