Arts Legislation and Advocacy

Organizations are listed in alphabetical order by name.

Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20005, Also: 1 East 53rd Strreet, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022 
URL: www.artsusa.org
Description: National organization that provides information on legislative issues and government policies affecting the arts.

 


CARFAC-BC, Suite 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9, Canada
URL: www.carfacbc.org 
Description: A regional branch of a national advocacy organization for Canadian artists.

CARFAC Maritimes, 2575 Elm Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 2Y5,
URL: www.carfacmaritimes.org
Description: An advocacy organization for artists in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
CARFAC National, 2 Daly Avenue, Suite 250, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2, Canada 
URL: www.carfac.ca
Description: A national advocacy organization for Canadian artists.
CARFAC Ontario, 440-401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8, Canada,
URL: www.carfacontario.ca
Description: A regional branch of an advocacy organization for Canadian artists.
CARFAC Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), #203 - 416-21st Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0C2, Canada and and 1734-A Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4R 1G6, Canada 
URL: www.carfac.sk.ca
Description: Regional branch of a national advocacy organization for artists.
CARFAC-VANL: Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador, Devon House, 59 Duckworth Street, St. John’s A1C 1E6, Newfoundland 
URL: www.vanl-carfac.com
Description: A regional branch of CARFAC, a national advocacy organization for Canadian artists.

 


Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title.

Title: Cultural Battlefield (The): Art Censorship & Public Funding
Author/Editor: Jennifer A. Peter and Louis M. Crosier
Description: Perspectives on the validity of public funding, the meaning of obscenity, and targets of censorship. Explores why and how the government has tried to stifle artistic expression that challenges the status quo.
Publisher: Avocus Publishing
Publication Date: 1997
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Title: NCFE National Handbook Understanding, Preparing, and Responding to Challenges to Your Freedom of Artistic Expression
Author: David Greene.
Description: Provides an overview of legal concepts, tips for organizing and empowering local arts communities, summaries of past incidents, examples of censored work, and a resource directory.
Publisher: National Campaign for Freedom of Expression
Available from: Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. New York office: 1 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022.
URL: http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/reports-and-data/legislation-policy/naappd/ncfe-handbook-to-understanding-preparing-for-and-responding-to-challenges-to-your-freedom-of