Alliances, Advocacy, and Policy Division

Alliances, Advocacy, and Policy

WESTAF’s Alliances, Advocacy, and Policy division leads the organization’s efforts to strengthen advocacy for the arts at local, state, and national levels, support state arts agencies across 13 states in the West, and facilitate regional and national dialogue on contemporary policy issues that affect the arts. These efforts include conducting arts policy research, delivering professional development programs for state arts agencies, supporting the work of arts advocates, and convening thought leaders in the field. The division connects, coordinates, and mobilizes a western network of artists, administrators, public officials, and influencers within and outside the arts field to build awareness of arts-related issues to drive legislation and policy.