Advocacy is an amazing tool for creating positive change and outcomes, and a way to make best use of our democratic institutions. However, it's often difficult to know where to start, what's possible, and what works best. TNA's Advocacy Toolkit starts at the very beginning, aims to empower artists and arts workers, and gives them the tools to be effective advocates, both for themselves and for the arts sector as a whole.
An overview and guide on figuring out how each level of government works, what they are responsible for, and who to contact when.
A brief and practical overview of which politician you should consider contacting, and how to find them.
Suggestions on what works best; meetings, phone calls, letters or emails?
Tips on what to include in your correspondence, and how to make your message more effective.
An overview and behind the scenes look at how Local Government works and how to best engage with your local council.
An overview of the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions, the subsequent report, and how you can advocate for the creation of a national cultural plan.