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The Palette

October 16 Issue

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Art Advocacy

Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing outcomes - including public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social spheres.

Namta's Art Advocacy Program works hard to bring you in the art industries and art communities the information and resources you need to support the arts. Namta will inform you when important legislation is pending and when your calls to congress are needed as well as updating you on your representative’s voting records on issues that can affect the arts. Namta Art Advocacy features stories on their website and enewsletters that highlight the arts and how they positively impact education, health and healing, military personnel, and communities. Namta also recognizes it’s members who have given back to the arts in their communities by featuring them on the site and enewsletters as well.

Visitors to the Art Advocacy website, Namtaartadvocacy.org, will also find news, resources, and facts - plus news and resources for Canadian art advocates.

Namta partners with Americans for the Arts whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America, and with Americans for the Arts Action Fund, a national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of their time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America with a mission is to mobilize one million citizens to join them in support of the arts and arts education around the country.


Organizations, Groups, and Individuals

. .  with ideas for advocating and helping through art . . . click here for a list


Art Advocacy NEWS

October 2019 

An enewsletter with stories and information about advocating for the arts. 

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 New Executive Director for Namta

Namta Executive Director Reggie Hall will be retiring at the end of this year. Leah Siffringer, Namta’s Manager of Member Services and Art Advocacy, has been promoted into that position.

Reggie has been instrumental in reorganizing, revitalizing and strategically positioning this association for long-term success. His leadership is reflected across the entire organization. The fact that he was recognized last year with Namta’s Hall of Fame Award speaks clearly to how he is regarded by the members of this association and across this industry.”

In his resignation letter to the Board Hall said “It has been my privilege and pleasure to work for Namta and its dedicated volunteers, members and staff the past nine years. The support I have received has been, and always will be, deeply appreciated. I came to Namta with little knowledge of the art materials business and have developed a great respect for the passion, drive and devotion Namta members demonstrate every day for this business and the association.”

Leah Siffringer has been with Namta since 2009 and has held a variety positions, most recently as Manager of Membership Services and Art Advocacy. Prior to joining Namta she worked several years at Marriott International. She is a 1989 graduate of Purdue University.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone as polished, skilled and capable as Leah working for Namta and ready to lead the association,” said Reggie Hall. He added that after two years of training, testing and study she earned the distinguished CAE designation last year from the American Society of Association Executives. “She’s well-prepared to lead Namta and the Board was unanimous in its support of Leah which makes this transition nearly seamless.”
Healthcare Coverage Options

for Namta Members

Namta has partnered with MJM Global Brokerage for healthcare coverage options for our members, employees and families. This benefit is available just in time for Open Enrollment.

NAMTA seeks to explore opportunities to partner with other Associations, individuals and companies to provide value-added programs, publications and services. By anticipating and meeting your changing needs, we are now offering this Association benefit to enable you to access healthcare coverage at a reduction in cost.

Our members have been asking for a healthcare solution and after much research and discussion, we have found ManufacturersHealthCare.com, launched by MJM Global, to be a perfect choice. You’ll enjoy savings on healthcare coverage, and will receive a number of options, such as:

  • A reduction in healthcare costs
  • Better and more appropriate healthcare options and lower out-of-pocket expenses
  • Simplification of the process of enrolling in healthcare
  • Clarity regarding the true cost of healthcare
  • The best choices available in the marketplace, with flexible benefits and wellness solutions

Access this benefit via ManufacturersHealthCare.com where you can shop online for your preferred deductible, provider network, effective date, and receive immediate price savings when compared to the current Affordable Care Act plans. If state laws allow, and if you qualify, Level-Funded plans are available that can refund up to 50% of unused premium dollars.

MJM Global, a proud member of the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIAA) and the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), serves the needs of more than 3000 businesses, professionals and households throughout the United States and abroad. They launched ManufacturersHealthCare.com to help Association members see immediate and significant savings on one of the largest business expenses, in addition to turning an otherwise complicated health insurance buying process into an easy system. 

ManufacturersHealthCare.com uses the collective purchasing power of the NAMTA membership to reduce healthcare premiums, while maintaining flexibility in plan design and provider. This benefit enables members to take control of their true healthcare costs. Bundled with the coverage is Prosper Benefits, a suite of non-insurance benefits including Health Advocacy, Medical Bill Saver, Telemedicine and Confidential Counseling and Support. Take advantage of this benefit to receive health and wellness benefits at the true cost of care.

The entire NAMTA team is committed to continuously provide the resources and support you need to succeed and thrive. Go to ManufacturersHealthCare.com now to take advantage of this benefit.