As a crucial economic driver in the Triangle Region, the creative community needs to make sure that its stories are heard by the Region’s elected officials. Community members need to develop relationships with local government leaders. Our local county commissioners and city council members need to hear from us and know us. Information from local people making an impact on the economy in their county or city is vital for them to hear. They need to hear your stories and understand, in a personal way, the community’s impact on the economy. If your local leaders hold a “meet the public” type meeting, go and introduce yourself, write a letter, send an email. Invite them to your shows, events, or openings. You can be sure other economic groups are doing it. The creative community has simply got to get better at it.
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Arts NC -Arts NC is the best source of information and assistance for advocating for the arts and creative community at the General Assembly and on a statewide basis. They hold an annual Arts Day at the state legislature and have wonderful resources on their Webpage.