Initiatives & Campaigns

Initiatives & Campaigns

2017 Alabama Arts Advocacy Conference
March 14 & 15, 2017
Montgomery, AL

The Alabama Arts Advocacy Commission, a program of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, announces it's 2017 Alabama Arts Advocacy Conference on March 14-15, 2017, at the Embassy Suites, in Montgomery, Alabama. Arts advocates and stakeholders will come together to celebrate, communicate and support the creativity, imagination, and innovation of all areas of The Arts. The conference will look at the positive impact of the Arts on education, community, careers, and the economy, and how to promote equity in the Arts. The Commission invites you to Share, Learn, Network, and Speak with One Voice as we meet with Policymakers.

Among the presenters are Al Head, Executive Director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts; the Artistic Literacy Consortium; City Leaders from areas that have embraced and supported the Arts, Arts education, Arts businesses, and the creative industries; as well as Legislators addressing the topics of Grass Roots Advocacy, Cultivating Arts Consumers, and the role of the Arts in transforming cities. The Conference will be led with principle presentations by Quang Do, a 2016 White House Champion for Change; Heidi Elnora, an Alabama-based fashion designer, entrepreneur, winner of Project Runway, star of TLC’s Bride by Design, industry leader, wife, mother, and committed advocate for the Arts; and a workshop led by Owen Foster, an Alliance Board Member and recipient of the 2015 IDSA Educator of the Year Award. He is also co-founder of Shift Design, which creates transformational experiences intended to develop empathetic and strategic leadership.
For more information: visit our website: www.alaae.org email donnarussell@alaae.org or call 334 269-1435