From MCACA & CAN: The Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan (CAN) is a new organization to bring together statewide arts and cultural organizations to help advocate for our communities on the state level. CAN represents statewide cultural organizations by advocating on their behalf in the Michigan Legislature. We hope that you consider participating in the network’s first ever Advocacy Day in Lansing on March 10.
Advocacy Day is March 10 in Lansing
By participating in Advocacy Day, you will help establish a presence for arts and cultural organizations in state government and be able to develop strong relationships with your local legislative leaders. Attendees will gain insight into the processes related to policy-making and appropriations from individuals involved with such work on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, Advocacy Day provides a venue for you to network with members of other statewide arts and cultural organizations, creating opportunities for collaboration in the future. Currently, the Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan is working on several issues that directly affect arts and cultural organizations. Three of these issues will be the focus during Legislative Day:
(There will be others from Northern Michigan attending)
It is important to build relationships with legislators in order to have the interests of all arts and cultural organizations effectively represented. What is the best way to do that? By having constituents visit them and explain why these issues are important.
- Introduction of the Cultural Advocacy Network
- Funding for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
- SB 54 – Reinstatement of Historic Preservation Tax Credit