Arts Advocacy Day


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Annual VFTA Member Meeting and Reception
Richmond Convention Center Room B15
5:00 pm

Virginians for the Arts will host the Annual Meeting & Reception in Richmond to coincide with the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ ArtWorks for Virginia conference. The one-day ArtWorks for Virginia conference will occur on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. For details and registration to that conference click here.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
2017 Arts Advocacy Day

Lights, Coffee, Action! – Legislative Meet-And-Greet
7:30 am to 9:00 am
Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre, ON STAGE
600 East Grace Street, Richmond

Storm the Capitol – Meetings with Local Legislators
9:00 am to 11:30 am
General Assembly Building
201 N 9th Street, Richmond

Join Virginians for the Arts and arts supporters from across the Commonwealth in an on-stage meet-and-greet at the Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre with members of Virginia’s General Assembly. Prior to meeting with local legislators at the Capitol, we will enjoy coffee and breakfast with elected officials and Administration personnel. Our morning meet-and-greet will be accompanied by collegiate music students from Virginia’s world-class universities thanks to the Virginia Music Educators Association.

After Lights, Coffee, Action!, we encourage you to join us in heading to the General Assembly building to meet with your local legislators and express your support for the arts and the importance of public funding for the arts through the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Your grassroots activism at Arts Advocacy Day is crucial to sending a message to the General Assembly that the arts in Virginia cannot sustain any further cuts in funding.


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 General Resgistration ($15)

Registration is $15 per person. Only online registrations will be collected. Additional information is available by contacting Virginians for the Arts at 804.644.2787 or All arts advocates that register by January 13th will have appointments with legislators pre-arranged to ensure better access to your local legislators during your visit.


VFTA has secured a discounted hotel room rate at the Quirk Hotel for January 24th and January 25th at $159 per night. To book rooms at this discounted rate please use the following hotel reservation link: VFTA Hotel Block. For questions please call VFTA at 804-644-2787.