Museum Association of Arizona



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As part of its current strategic plan the Museum Association of Arizona is committed to advocating for support for museums on the local, state and national levels.    The MAA Advocacy Committee provides information and support to assist individuals and museums in making Arizona citizens and their elected representatives aware of the value and importance of their museums.

Federal Support For Arizona Museums

Arizona museums received more than $6 million in funds through the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities between 2014 and 2016.   

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Contact Your Arizona US Legislators

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Recent MAA Advocacy Efforts

In July 2018 MAA was the first state museum association to sign on to We Are Still In.

In May 2015 MAA issued a statement supporting the Hopi Tribe in their efforts to prevent the auction of their sacred material at a Paris auction

In July 2015 MAA joined with other state and regional museum associations to send letters of protest the closing of the Illinois State Museum System to the Illinois Governor and the  Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. 

MAA was one of more than 2000 national, state and local organizations that signed on to a letter sent to the President and members of Congress by NDD United, urging continued support for "nondefense discretionary" programs and relief from from sequestration budget cuts.



Arizona Arts Congress 

Museum Advocacy Day

Americans for the Arts  Arts Advocacy Day 

Humanities Advocacy Day


 Other Sources of Information About Advocacy


Arizona Citizens for the Arts

This website is designed to be a resource for every Arizonan. It includes extensive information about advocating for the arts, the impact of the arts in Arizona, the importance of arts education for Arizona’s children and more.

Building Public Value for the Arts in Arizona: Advocacy, Promotion and Audience Engagement

A publication of the Arizona Commission on the Arts  designed to help artists, arts organizations and schools effectively communicate the value of their work and the importance of public funding for the arts with elected officials, community leaders, parents, donors, school board members and the public.    Can be downloaded for free.   Print copies are also available from the Commission.

Speak Up for Museums

The American Association of Museum's website for advocacy includes advocacy alerts, free advocacy webinars and a quick link to finding and contacting legislators.


AAM's Advocate From Anywhere 

You don't have to be in Washington, D.C. to make the case for museums. The stakes have never been higher and every voice matters. Use the advocacy tools on this page to join the cause and Speak Up for Museums during Museums Advocacy Day and throughout the year.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts serves, advances and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

National Humanities Alliance

The NHA advocates for the humanities on the national, state, and local levels. Member organizations receive legislative updates, advocacy training, and key information on the impact of humanities funding. These resources allow them to mobilize their constituencies to become effective advocates.




MUSEUM ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA --  Building a Vital Museum Community

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902, Phoenix, Arizona 85082


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