WMA’s Impact: Art + Advocacy
Do you know how your advocacy for the arts affects funding opportunities for artists and students at WMA?
Learn more about WMA’s impact in our region this month, and join WMA’s efforts to advocate for the arts by participating in Arts Advocacy Day with us on March 31st!
In 2020, WMA will support 49 artists and 30+ high school students through federal funding appropriated for the Alabama State Council on the Arts through the National Endowment for the Arts. This funding supports artist exhibition opportunities by removing artist fees for B20: Wiregrass Biennial and making participation in the arts accessible to a broader audience.
Additionally, WMA’s Out of the (Art) Box program for area high school students received support from this grant federal funding, and benefits the Wiregrass by increasing opportunities for area students to gain workforce development skills. Students in this program work collaboratively within a two-day competition to create art installations for display in WMA’s Youth Art Month exhibition in March, and hone written, oral, technical, and artistic skills that they can take into their daily life and careers.
Be an advocate for WMA and the role the arts play in elevating the Wiregrass region as a place for cultural sharing and lifelong learning. You can advocate by writing an email to your local, state, and federal representatives or by using a pre-addressed green postcard in WMA’s lobby. Tell them why the Wiregrass Museum of Art is important to you and why they should vote to support the important role of the arts in our region.
Stay tuned to WMA’s social media for fun ways to share your support for the arts and WMA this month!