POLICY & ADVOCACY

Americans for the Arts & Arts Action Fund

Americans for the Arts’ mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

Americans for the Arts Website:  www.americansforthearts.org

The Arts Action Fund is at the forefront of advancing the arts in America. They are the only national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of their time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America. Their mission is to mobilize one million citizens to join in mobilizing the support of the arts and arts education around the country. The Arts Action Fund has been building bipartisan support for the arts as well as delivering a unified message to Congress. Since founding in 2004, an extra $200 million has been appropriated to arts-related funding.

Americans for the Arts – Arts Action Fund: www.artsactionfund.org

DACAC

The Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition is a grass roots organization of members representing Dallas-area arts and cultural organizations. Established in 2007 as a Texas Nonprofit Corporation, this active coalition mobilizes support for issues of importance to arts and cultural groups, arts patrons, and individual artists in the greater Dallas area.

DACAC Website: www.dallasneedsthearts.com

Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good.

Independent Sector Website: https://independentsector.org/

Texans for the Arts

Texans for the Arts (TFA) is a highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes advocacy efforts in order to protect and increase public and private funding for the arts at the state, national and local levels and provides coordinated information about legislative activity related to arts issues.

Texas for the Arts Website: www.texansforthearts.com

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