Texas Arts Advocacy Day 2019, Austin. Photo credit: Matt Stryker

Past News Updates

Activities and News from Previous Years

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Arts Vote Texas

Elevating Arts, Culture, & Creativity in Elections in TEXAS

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Webinars

On July 21st, Texans for the Arts hosted a virtual panel discussing funding opportunities and strategies available to arts and culture organizations in Texas, as we move to reopen following Covid-19 shut downs. Panelists included Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Shannon Ghagurde, Brendon Anthony,  John Hinojosa, and Debbie Racca-Sittre.

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Past Midterm Election Breakdowns

The Texas House of Representatives saw some changes in its makeup following the mid-term elections on November 6th, 2018. The House will have 84 Republicans and 66 Democrats to begin the 86th Legislative Session as 12 seats switched from Republican to Democrat.  And, we have seen that Representative Greg Bonnen (R-25) has replaced former Representative Joe Straus as Speaker of the House.  

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Legislative Agendas

Marking the work of the 86th Texas Legislature - January - May 2019 Texans for the Arts is honored to have led the legislative strategy in the 86th Texas Legislative Session that led to the largest single increase and the largest total budget for the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) in the state agency's history. (The TCA was established in 1965).

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Texas Arts Advocacy Day

On February 5th, over 180 arts leaders and advocates spoke up at Texans for the Arts' 2019 Texas Arts Advocacy Day.  Traveling from across the state, participants spent the morning learning about the issues, at lunch enjoying music in the Rotunda, and then an afternoon making over 80 visits with their Texas legislators and their staff.  They shared important data and their stories about how the arts make a difference in their communities and in their legislators' districts and sharing Texans for the Arts' 86th Session Legislative Agenda.

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