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ADVOCACY is the process of pleading in favor of or support for an important issue. An effective ADVOCATE is one who pleads the cause of another; one who defends or maintains a cause or proposal. While advocacy is often involved in political action, it is important to differentiate ADVOCACY from POLITICS which the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy.

The material and tools included on this website are designed to assist arts educators to be effective advocates and political activists for the arts.