What is Texans for the Arts?
Texans for the Arts (TFA) is a highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that provides coordinated information about legislative activity related to arts issues and organizes advocacy efforts in order to protect and increase public funding for the arts at the state, national and local levels.
The TFA legislative agenda advocates for the development and implementation of public policy that supports a strong and vibrant arts and cultural industry. Our goals include:
Protecting the legal authorized funding level and uses of the Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax for the development, support and promotion of the arts;
Promoting passage of increased state appropriations for arts’ funding;
Increasing state appropriations for the Texas Commission on the Arts which in turn provides greater resources for arts and cultural organizations throughout Texas; and
Monitoring legislative action that impacts the non-profit sector, such as tax exemptions, regulatory issues, etc.
Texans For The Arts is a 501(c) 4 organization that coordinates legislative advocacy.
Texans For The Arts Foundation (TFAF) is a 501(c) 3 organization which provides professional development and advocacy education for both arts administrators and committed arts’ supporters to build a broad constituency of citizen advocates.
TFA and TFAF bring together voices of arts leaders, board members from arts organizations, and committed supporters from across the state to amplify the collective voice for increasing public funding for the arts. Read more about Texans for the Arts here.