Advocate

Toronto Arts Council and the city's arts sector are directly affected by funding and policy decisions made by Toronto City Council each year. Participating in the city's political process can be interesting, informative and often extremely effective.

 

Claire Hopkinson, deputation, City Hall, December 2012
Claire Hopkinson speaking before Economic Development Committee, December 2012
Toronto Arts Council’s advocacy pages are designed to help you and your organization clearly demonstrate the value of public investment in arts and culture. You can use the information to:

  • build a relationship with your City Councillor to explain why it's essential to invest in arts and culture, and how this applies to your organization
  • tell your audiences, members, donors, volunteers and social networking followers why we need public investment in arts and culture, and encourage them to make the case to the Mayor and their local Councillor.
  • update your website with content on the benefits of public investment in arts and culture
  • develop key messages on public investment in arts and culture for your press releases and media activity