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Empowered Advocacy: Making Change

Hear successful strategies from seasoned veterans in the advocacy realm and get the confidence you’ll need to approach your city council members, statewide officials, and national representatives.

 Export to Your Calendar 2/22/2018
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018
10am-12pm
Where: The Costume Shop at A.C.T.
1117 Market Street
San Francisco, California  94103
United States
Contact: Hanna Rachel Gerry
415-430-1140 X*10


Online registration is available until: 2/21/2018
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Empowered Advocacy: Making Change

Led by Brad Erickson

Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area

Treasurer/Past President, Californians for the Arts

 

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Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: The Costume Shop at A.C.T., 1117 Market Street, SF

Admission: Free; RSVP Required

  

Whether it’s fighting to save the NEA, backing a local measure to fund the arts, or creating a pop-up performance space in an empty storefront or public park, arts makers need the “know how” and tools to work with public policy makers at every level. At this session, you’ll find out what a 501(c)3 nonprofit can do in terms of advocacy (a lot!), and you’ll learn what to avoid.


Hear successful strategies from seasoned veterans in the advocacy realm and get the confidence you’ll need to approach your city council members, statewide officials, and national representatives.

 

Co-sponsored with Californians for the Arts and Arts for a Better Bay Area. This event is a part of Theatre Bay Area's Cultural Leadership program.

 

Brad Erickson serves as executive director for Theatre Bay Area, one of the nation’s largest regional performing arts service organizations, with more than 300 theatre and dance company members and some 2,200 individual members. For fifteen years, he has led the organization’s efforts to support, promote and advocate for the region’s vibrant theatre and dance community. Under Erickson’s leadership, Theatre Bay Area has gained a national reputation for innovative programs and services for the field. Theatre Bay Area’s nationwide study on the intrinsic impact of the theatre experience on the audience is a leading example. Erickson serves as treasurer of Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates and as California State Captain for Americans for the Arts. In 2016, he received the Alene Valkanas Awards for Statewide Arts Advocacy from Americans for the Arts. Also a playwright, his plays have won several awards and have been produced in theatres from San Francisco to Indianapolis. His most recently produced play, American Dream, el sueno del otro lado, premiered at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center in August 2013 to critical acclaim. Erickson received a B.F.A. in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School) at DePaul University.