v. ad-vuh-keyt; n. ad-vuh-kit, -keyt
1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers.
2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually fol. by of): an advocate of peace.
If you believe the arts are important for everyone, you can make a difference by becoming an arts advocate. Any individual can learn how to advocate effectively for arts funding, arts education, and other arts issues in British Columbia
Follow these links to access various components of Advocacy 101:
(Freely adapted from Washington State Arts Alliance.)
Getting Involved in Arts Advocacy
Making Arts Advocacy a Habit
Regular and ongoing activities
Communicating with Your Elected Representatives
What to do and what not to do
What to Say
Keep it simple
Names and Addresses
A quick reference guide