Advocacy Resources

As an arts advocate, it is important to be informed and have the right tools in order to be effective. Below is a list of resources for you to use when learning to be an arts advocate.

How to be an arts advocate as an individual- click here

How to be an arts advocate as an organization- click here

Contact Legislators

Visit our Legislative Action Center to contact your elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels. It is the easiest and most effective way to advocate and only takes two minutes to make your voice heard by writing a letter or calling your elected officials. A united voice is stronger than one.

Here are contact lists in PDF format:

Federal Legislators for MO & KS

Missouri State Representatives & Senators

Kansas State Representatives and Senators


Arts Impact Kansas City:

The arts are a powerful economic engine, strengthening our community for the benefit of all those who live and work in the Kansas City metropolitan region – and now we have the proof!  As of 2015, ArtsKC participated in two national studies, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV and the Local Arts Index, providing us with the most complete picture of the arts and our regional economy we have ever had. The data below was collected by the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, through these studies. A PDF version of the Arts Impact KC Guidebook is also available.

Want more info? Download or view these documents:

2015 Missouri Citizens for the Arts Legislative Agenda

Facts about the Arts and Economic Development in the Kansas City Region (as of 2009)

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

10 Ways to Convert Legislators into Arts Advocates

Why Should Government Support the Arts?