ICFF Social Media Toolkit

Social Media and Email Marketing Toolkit

Thank you for getting the word out and being a part of the fight for the creative sector in Illinois! Feel free to customize to fit your organization or your network.  

In this toolkit you will find: 

  • General images for social media and email. 
  • Gif – First to Close -Last to Reopen
  • Sample text for general Facebook/Instagram posts
  • Sample text for Twitter 
  • Sample text for an email blast 
    • General org email for your full network and audience base
    • Email for service orgs who have a network of arts org

Download images for sharing in emails to your network and on social media

Sample Facebook and Instagram Posts

Don’t forget to tag us ( @ArtsAllianceIL), so that we can retweet/share your posts for greater visibility! Feel free to edit so it feels like it is coming from you! 

Post one: 

Other states are going big: New York passed a FY22 budget that gives their creative sector over $200 million in dedicated funds, plus access to $800 million in recovery grants.

California just invested over $600 million in relief for their creative sector, including support for venues, arts nonprofits, museums, arts education, workforce projects, and capital. Illinois must invest!  

Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/alfvpju

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL 

Post two:

$500 million for arts and culture! The American Rescue Plan dollars coming to Illinois are meant to help the people and industries hardest hit by COVID. Arts venues were the first to close and are likely last to reopen. We need big action from the state, with priorities for BIPOC and rural communities. Please email/call your legislators to support the Illinois Creative Future Fund! 

Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/alfvpju 

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL

Post three:

Our students need the arts now more than ever: Arts education contributes to social & emotional learning (SEL), vital to students’ ability to recover from this crisis. Arts learning helps produce perseverance, foster self-awareness, and strengthen student engagement. We need an investment from the State of Illinois to help us rebuild and heal! 

Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/alfvpju

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL 

Post four: 

We were the first to close and last to reopen. The arts have been hit particularly hard. And arts organizations will remain at risk of permanent closure for the foreseeable future, even with re-openings. Please join us and ask our state legislators to support the creative sector. 

Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/alfvpju

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL

Post Five: 

Even before Delta, arts nonprofits were predicted to take longer to recover than other nonprofits, with an estimated recovery of 25.5 months based on average job recovery rates. 

Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/alfvpju

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL

Post Six: 

We have never equitably invested in the arts in Illinois. COVID may have made the problem worse, but the problem was already there. Now we have a historic opportunity to invest in BIPOC and rural communities. 

Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/alfvpju 

#ILCreativeFutureFund #artsforillinois #artmatters 

@ArtsAllianceIL

Sample Tweets

Don’t forget to tag us ( @ArtsAllianceIL), so that we can retweet/share your posts for greater visibility! Feel free to edit so it feels like it is coming from you! 

We need EQUITABLE funding for the arts, prioritizing BIPOC, rural, and disproportionately impacted communities. Call your reps today. https://p2a.co/alfvpju #ILCreativeFutureFund 

The arts are ready to rebuild! Contact your legislators Illinois! #ILCreativeFutureFund 

https://p2a.co/alfvpju

Other states are going big: NY just passed a one-year budget that gives over $200 million for the arts, plus $800 million in recovery grants, CA legislators are championing a $1 billion package for the arts. Take Action IL! #ILCreativeFutureFund  https://p2a.co/alfvpju

The creative sector is a jobs generator: It contributes $30 billion to Illinois’ economy annually and employs nearly a quarter million workers. #ILCreativeFutureFund https://p2a.co/alfvpju

American Rescue Plan dollars are meant to help the people and industries hardest hit by COVID. Arts venues were the first to close and are likely last to reopen. Let’s help our arts sector come back stronger!  #ILCreativeFutureFund ​​https://p2a.co/alfvpju

When the arts thrive, everybody wins. In addition to being an economic powerhouse, the arts bolster neighborhood vitality, address long-standing inequities, and help heal and rebuild our spirit in this time of crisis.  #ILCreativeFutureFund https://p2a.co/alfvpju 

Our students need the arts now more than ever: Arts education contributes to social & emotional learning (SEL) and connection and engagement, vital to students’ ability to recover from the COVID crisis. #ILCreativeFutureFund https://p2a.co/alfvpju 

Contact your legislators now and ask that they invest in arts and culture in Illinois! We’re ready to be BACK! #ILCreativeFutureFund  #artsforilinois #artmatters https://p2a.co/alfvpju

We have never equitably invested in the arts in Illinois. COVID may have made the problem worse, but the problem was already there. Now we have a historic opportunity to invest in BIPOC and rural communities. Call your reps today. #ILCreativeFutureFund 

https://p2a.co/alfvpju

Even before Delta, arts nonprofits were predicted to take longer to recover than other nonprofits, with an estimated recovery of 25.5 months based on average job recovery rates. Call your reps today. #ILCreativeFutureFund https://p2a.co/alfvpju

Email Messaging

General Org email for your full network and audience base:

Subject: Take action for arts and culture!

Dear __[Organization / Network Member]__,

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

 https://p2a.co/alfvpju

Illinois is receiving $7.5 billion in COVID relief dollars from the federal government. This money is meant to aid the people and industries most impacted by the pandemic. We, along with leaders and organizations across Illinois, are asking the State of Illinois to invest $500 million in the recovery of Illinois’ creative sector, prioritizing BIPOC, rural, and other communities disproportionately impacted by COVID. 

Other states are investing seriously. New York passed a FY22 budget that gives their creative sector over $200 million in dedicated funds, plus access to $800 million in recovery grants. California just invested over $600 million in relief for their creative sector, including support for venues, arts nonprofits, museums, arts education, workforce projects, and capital. Illinois creatives cannot be left behind. 

If you want to learn more about the full proposal, or access a social media toolkit to help us spread the word, visit Arts Alliance Illinois’ campaign website here: https://artsalliance.org/ilcreativefuturefund/

Thank you so much for your continued support and for fighting for arts and culture,

__[Your Organization]__

Email for if your network is made up of other arts organizations: 

Subject: We need your help! $500M for the arts 

Dear __[Organization / Network Member]__,

We need your help!

Illinois is receiving $7.5 billion in COVID relief dollars from the federal government. This money is meant to aid the people and industries most impacted by the pandemic. We, along with leaders and organizations across Illinois, are asking the State of Illinois to invest $500 million in the recovery of Illinois’ creative sector, prioritizing BIPOC, rural, and other communities disproportionately impacted by COVID. 

This is a crucial moment for getting state support for the industry. We are asking that you:  

  • Send a dedicated email to your network and audience about this campaign ASAP 
  • Post on social media to encourage your audience and network to take action. 

Email templates and social media templates here: https://artsalliance.org/icff-advocacy-toolkit-social-media/

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS HERE: https://p2a.co/alfvpju

Other states are investing seriously. New York passed a FY22 budget that gives their creative sector over $200 million in dedicated funds, plus access to $800 million in recovery grants. California just invested over $600 million in relief for their creative sector, including support for venues, arts nonprofits, museums, arts education, workforce projects, and capital. Illinois creatives cannot be left behind. 

If you want to learn more about the full proposal, visit Arts Alliance Illinois’ campaign website here: https://artsalliance.org/ilcreativefuturefund/

Thank you so much for your continued support and for fighting for arts and culture,Thank you so much for your continued support and for fighting for arts and culture,

__[Your Organization]__