This schedule is for the 2019 National Arts Action Summit.
Check back soon for updated information about the 2020 National Arts Action Summit.

Monday, March 4, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Arts Advocacy Day Registration Check-In

Pre-Registered Attendees: Declaration Level Grand Foyer
On-Site Registration: Independence Level Foyer
Nancy Hanks Lecture Ticket Pick-Up: Independence Level Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Orientation & Federal Landscape

Independence Ballroom

State Captain Briefing

Franklin Square/McPherson Square Room

9:25 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Advocacy Training for Novice Attendees

Independence Ballroom

Legislative and Political Update for Advanced Attendees

Franklin Square/McPherson Square Room

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Briefing on the National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Giving, and Education Policy

Independence Ballroom

10:50 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Facts and Figures to Make Your Case & Congressional Meeting Role Play

Independence Ballroom

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch and Speaking Program

Independence Ballroom

1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Breakout Sessions on Policy Issues

Choose one of the following:

  1. Protecting the Arts in Higher Education: Independence Breakout Room H&I
  2. Diving Deeper: K-12 Education Policy: Independence Breakout Room F&G
  3. Supporting the Arts in Transit Projects: Independence Breakout Room D&E
  4. Expanding Arts and Technology: Independence Breakout Room B&C
  5. Advancing Arts and Health: Franklin Square/McPherson Square Room

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Choose one of the following:

  1. Supporting our Military and Veterans through the Arts: Franklin Square/McPherson Square Room
  2. The Arts and Juvenile Justice: Independence Breakout Room F&G
  3. Unpacking the Tax Law: What Happened and What’s Next: Independence Breakout Room D&E
  4. Strengthening the Creative Economy through the CREATE Act: Independence Breakout Room H&I
  5. Going Global: Supporting Cultural Exchange and Engaging International Artists: Independence Breakout Room B&C

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Independence Foyer

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Strategy Sessions

Choose one of the following:

  1. Examples of Strong Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies: Franklin Square/McPherson Square Room
  2. Views from Student Leaders: Finding Your Advocacy Voice: Independence Breakout Room B&C
  3. Working with Elected Officials: Lessons from the National Association of Counties and the National Conference of State Legislatures: Independence Ballroom

3:35 p.m.

State Delegation Planning Time

State delegations will be assigned specific meeting rooms. Stay tuned for room assignments.

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund Reception and Fundraiser

Cabinet Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Washington

  • Stop by the Americans for the Arts Action Fund Resource Table during the day to sign up in advance. Minimum contribution of $50 to the Arts Action Fund is required. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided.
  • Special remarks by Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert Lynch, and Arts Action Fund Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli.

6:00 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy

Concert Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • You must pick up your tickets between 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in the Independence Level Foyer (Pre-registration required)
  • Buses from Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel to Kennedy Center from 4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
  • Buses from Kennedy Center back to Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel from 7:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Congressional Arts Kick Off Event

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

  • Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
  • Registrants will need to use taxi, ride sharing services, or Metrorail transportation to Union Station Metro Stop (red line).
  • The 2019 Congressional Arts Leadership Award will be presented to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
  • Featuring remarks by acting NEA Chairman Mary Anne Carter and members of Congress.

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill Visits

  • State Captains lead team visits to Congressional Offices for their pre-scheduled appointments.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Student Visit to the U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202

  • Student attendees are invited to participate in meetings with federal staff to learn about current arts education initiatives and programs.

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