WHY ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS

Advocating for the arts helps promote creativity in our communities and schools. The Arts Council of 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.

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Mayoral Run-off Edition

Forum on the Arts

The Arts Council of Fort Worth has edited down the original, live Mayoral Forum to highlight the answers of run-off candidates Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples. With questions submitted by the arts community, viewers will hear directly from the candidates on their plans to support the arts as Mayor of Fort Worth. Watch this virtual forum by clicking the image. Thank you to our event sponsor The Meeting Squad for making this forum possible, as well as Estrus Tucker for moderating this forum. 

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2021 Mayoral Candidate

Forum on the Arts

Join the Arts Council of Fort Worth for a forum with the Fort Worth 2021 mayoral candidates. With questions submitted by the arts community, you'll hear directly from the candidates on their plans to support the arts as Mayor of Fort Worth. Watch this virtual forum by clicking the image. Thank you to our event sponsor The Meeting Squad for making this forum possible. 

Fort Worth City Council

 2021 Voter's Guide

As part of the Arts Council of Fort Worth's advocacy efforts, the Arts Council offered City Council candidates the opportunity to respond to a set of questions about issues important to the arts community in Fort Worth. This format gives voters the opportunity to compare the candidates' answers side-by-side.

Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 

The Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts to show the impact that non profit arts and culture industries have on the economy.  

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Texans for the Arts

Texans for the Arts (TFA) focuses on advocacy for the arts throughout Texas and the nation. TFA works with funding as well as legislative issues concerning the arts. 

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Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the latest news and top issues concerning the arts. 

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National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is a federal agency that was created by Congress to help Americans pursue the arts. The agency provides grants as well as awareness for the arts.  

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