National Arts Advocacy Day is underway in Washington D.C. this week. About two dozen students from Eastern Michigan University are at the nation's capital to learn how to be advocates for the non-profit arts sector.
Students from EMU and dozens of other colleges in the U.S. are in D.C. to experience working with local, state, and federal governments on behalf of the non-profit arts sector. Today, each student will visit the office of their local representative on Capitol Hill.
Stephanie Sulis and Zenah Mitchel are undergrads in Arts Management at EMU. They said that while they’re a little nervous about the visit, they both feel prepared for it.
SULIS: "And I definitely do prepared for this. Even if I do go in there alone, I definitely know what I'm going to say."
MITCHEL: "Some of the breakout sessions we had today basically directly correlated with a lot of the research that we've done, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is very involved in the arts, so I'm really excited to talk to her."
Students from Michigan were the second largest state delegation at National Arts Advocacy Day this year.