AdvocateIn This Section
The League of American Orchestras is an indispensable voice and public policy advocate. In partnership with the broader arts and nonprofit sectors, we represent and engage orchestras in advocating for the value and values of the orchestral community with the White House, Congress, and federal agencies, And we support our members as they advocate in their own communities, at the local and state level.
Policy issues include equitable access to music education, arts funding, federal COVID relief for orchestras, visas for foreign guest artists, cultural exchange, travel with musical instruments, nonprofit tax issues, and more. We invite you to explore our many resources for telling your story and advocating for your orchestra with government, civic leaders, and community partners.
The League is a leading member of coalition effort that span the national arts and nonprofit sectors, including the Performing Arts Alliance, the Arts Education Partnership, National Council of Nonprofits, Music Education Policy Roundtable, Charitable Giving Coalition, and Independent Sector.
Advocacy is most effective when it starts at the community level.
Policy Advocacy 101
If you are involved in an orchestra in any capacity, being an effective public policy advocate is essential to protecting the future of orchestras.
Key Policy Issues
See all the major issue areas impacting orchestras and learn about ways to show your support.
Engage With Policymakers
From face-to-face encounters with your representatives to sending an email, your voice makes a difference!
Music Education Advocacy
Tax and 501(c)3 Policy
COVID-19 Federal Assistance
April 23, 2020
Public Value Toolkit
Playing Your Part
The League’s team in Washington, D.C. is monitoring all of the latest policy developments, from key votes ahead that need your voice to newly-approved policies that will affect your orchestra’s day-to-day operations. Find here our advocacy updates and latest calls to action.
Get Involved: Boise Phil, Meet the Brass in September 2020. Photo: Chris Thometz
Raising your voice about key issues before Congress is essential. Contacting Congress is easy to do, and your communication with elected officials will ensure that communities nationwide continue to benefit from orchestral music.Show Your Support