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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.

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The Future of the Fort Worth Community
Arts Center

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
HOT Tool-kit

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.

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. 

Art and Economic Prosperity 6 is due to be released October 2023!

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.

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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

The Americans for the Arts Mobilzations Center provides tools and information to help make your case for the arts and arts education as well as ways you can take action today.

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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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Texas Cultural Trust

The mission of the Trust is to heighten awareness of arts and culture in Texas, increase support for the arts and to raise matching funds for the Texas Cultural Endowment Fund.

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