Tuesday, March 21, 2017 was National Arts Advocacy Day.
I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And i look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.
- John F. Kennedy at Amherst College, October 26, 1963
Appel Farm was thrilled to participate in this important opportunity to let our representatives in the United States Senate and House of Representatives know how important the arts are to our community. Cori Solomon and Jennie Quinn, our Executive Director and Associate Director, along with arts leaders from all over the country, shared our stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in our community. We asked our representatives to support full funding of the NEA and strengthen Arts Education. So did Jane Chu, the eleventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts!
We have lots of information on the issues the arts community is facing, and are happy to share it with you if you are interested in becoming and arts advocate! Get in touch with us! We have issue briefings, facts and figures, arts support records for our representatives, and countless stories of how important the arts are to our people.
We also have the photos to prove it: