Advocacy Alert: Contact The White House About Establishing A National Vaccination Status Program

As we begin the new year, I want to encourage everyone to contact the White House to advocate for the administration to establish a national vaccination status program that can be adopted at the state, local, and even institutional level. The omicron variant underscores the need for a secure and reliable system managed at the federal level that organizations and local governments can opt into. It needs to be user friendly …

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Advocacy Alert: Don’t Let Old-School Culture Wars Nonsense Sideline Relief Funding For The Arts

By the time this article is published, congress may have passed the $2 trillion stimulus package. If not, I strongly encourage everyone to begin contacting your elected representatives and advocate for the inclusion of arts funding. Sadly, relief funding for the arts and culture sector has become a flashpoint for stereotypical political ideology that either understands inherent value the arts and culture sector provides and those who see it as an …

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Arts Advocacy Action Alert: Making Net Neutrality A Campaign Issue

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There’s a fabulous post from NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward, that reminds everyone of just how important it is to make Net Neutrality a key issue in the 2020 national elections. In addition to reminding everyone why Net Neutrality still matter and that the damage done in 2017 can be reversed, she provides a few key action items everyone can do to help. …in the four presidential candidate debates held so …

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“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”

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Well here’s a lovely ray of sunshine for music and culture after that dig from the latest Spider Man movie: the latest season of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot kicks off the season with a visit to Quincy, IL where the quintet focuses their collective efforts on the high school’s music director (h/t Ceci Dadisman). A few key elements make this a particularly endearing episode and good for classical music all around: …

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