Advocacy Resources


Saskatchewan Arts Alliance Advocacy Toolkit

Advocating for the Arts: A community toolkit provides information to support advocacy efforts.

Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs: NDI Civic Advocacy Curriculum Guide
Pelleran, K.P. with Benoit Wirz. 1996.

IFACCA Good Practice Guide on Arts Advocacy
Advocacy arguments and an overview of national arts advocacy campaign case studies and good practice; January 2014.

Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists Public Awareness Toolkit, 2007
Loud and Clear: Raising Archival Awareness in Saskatchewan was developed by the SCAA's Public Awareness Committee in 2007, provides an overview of strategies and best practices for communicating with government, the media and the public

Resources for Artists + Engagers in Saskatchewan
Information and resources to assist artists, engagers, producers, businesses and organizations with their professional activities and to ensure compliance with the Saskatchewan Arts Professions Act.

Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA).
The reality of securing public funding for any issue is that advocates must present a consistent, focused message year after year so that elected officials give serious consideration to funding. Use the tools provided here to be a strong advocate for the arts in your community

Advocacy and Lobbying: Speaking up for the Arts.”
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. American Association of Museums

 Speak Up for Museums: American Alliance for Museums
The Alliance offers several resources for building your advocacy skills, learning about Congress, making your case and getting involved in advocacy for your museum. 

Making the Case for Museums: 75 Advocacy Ideas in 75 Minutes
The Alliance offers several resources for building your advocacy skills, learning about Congress, making your case and getting involved in advocacy for your museum. 

The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada - CAPACOA
The culmination of two years of intensive study and exploration designed to envision performing arts presenters' current and future roles within the performing arts ecosystem, in their communities and in society at large. See also: CAPACOA's Arts Promotion Toolkit and ABC's of Adcocacy.

Americans for the Arts
Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Canadian Conference of the Arts
The Canadian Conference of the Arts is an inactive not-for-profit, non-partisan member-based organization. Its website is still active and is a great resource. A caretaker Board of Governors is in place.

Hill Strategies Research Inc.
Hill Strategies Research is a Canadian company that specializes in applying social science research methods to the arts sector.

Coalition for Cultural Diversity
The Coalition represents members, artists + creators, of 34 leading Canadian associations of cultural professionals who believe in the legitimate right of governments to adopt policies favourable to diversity of cultural expressions.

Internation Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA)
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values.

Creators' Rights Alliance
The Creators' Rights Alliance brings together the major UK organisations representing copyright creators and performers throughout the media - particularly, television, radio and the press.