We need your support to send a group of young leaders from Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council to Arts Advocacy Day: The 2013 National Arts Action Summit in Washington, D.C. Berkeley Rep is committed to developing the next generation of leaders in the arts, and this trip provides the chance for teen voices to be heard on a national stage.
Help us raise the $6,500 needed to send these teens on an extraordinary journey. In this economic climate where every penny counts, use yours to make a difference in a young person’s life. Make your tax-deductible gift today.
After the overwhelming success of our inaugural attendance at the national Arts Advocacy Day in 2012, we are thrilled to again take students to Washington, D.C. Teen Council members will learn new ways to make the best case for the arts while connecting with arts leaders, grassroots advocates and policy makers from around the nation. Using the skills they have acquired from involvement in the claimyourARTS initiative, the teens will use their knowledge to advocate for accessible arts in education.
“Going to D.C. is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the national scope of this debate, network and show that we are an important voice in this fight. We need to be heard by those members of government that can make change. We must take a stand and demand for our rights to arts education.”
—Rosie, 2012 Arts Advocacy Day attendee
“Attending the conference was a transformative experience for our students. Due to the high level of access to national artistic leaders who valued their input, these teenagers returned home with an expanded view of the power of the arts and a new, almost infectious, commitment to engage with their communities. It is essential to continue this program and make this opportunity available to our students again this year, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Sparking this kind of excitement and dedication has the potential to shape the future of American theatre—something we strive to do here at Berkeley Rep.”
—Rachel Fink, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre Director
“Student voices are extremely important on Arts Advocacy Day. Elected officials will listen to you. I’m thrilled to know of your interest in and commitment to arts advocacy.”
—Laurie Baskin, Director of Government and Education Programs at Theatre Communications Group
Questions? Call Jamie McClave at 510 647–2901 or email email@example.com.
To donate by mail, please make your check payable to Berkeley Repertory Theatre, with “Teen Conference Fund” in the memo line. If you would like to make a contribution in honor of a specific teen, please also include his or her name in the memo line.
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