WHY ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS
Advocating for the arts helps promote creativity in our communities and schools. Arts Fort Worth advocates for the arts by supporting the following organizations and by visiting with legislators to ensure our laws are making art happen. How can you advocate for the arts? Vote! Supporting candidates that prioritize the arts, casting your vote, and contacting your representatives on issues are all ways that everyday citizens can ensure the arts are continually funded.
The Future of the Fort Worth Community
The 1300 Gendy Task Force made it's final recommendation to City Council to redevelop the Fort Worth Community Arts Center into a world-class cultural hub. The City will release a request for proposals to redevelop the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. What will that look like? We need you to let your representatives know how important community arts spaces are to you!
Advocacy Tools and Resources
Texans for the Arts
The goal of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Toolkit is to ensure that the arts are at-the-decision-making-table and give voice as to why investing the allowable “up to 15% for the arts” is a sound investment in creativity and the social health and economic well-being of every community.
Texans Cultural Trust
State of the Arts Report
The 2023 State of the Arts Report demonstrates the unequivocal impact the arts have in shaping the cultural, economic, and educational future of Texas and serves as a resource for Texas artists, arts organizations and advocates, educators, policymakers, parents, philanthropists, and others to increase support and funding for arts and culture in the state.