"The Pool" by Jen Lewin, Chalk The Block Festival, El Paso, TX, October 2013, photo by Brian Wancho

TFA Foundation Programs

Texans for the Arts Foundation (TFAF) is a non-partisan statewide nonprofit/501(c)(3) arts organization that organizes efforts through data collection, education, outreach, and community engagement to protect and increase public funding for the arts at the state, national, and local levels.

Texans for the Arts Foundation's vision is for Texas to lead the nation in investing in the arts and to ensure that the arts are an ongoing part of the public dialogue.

We believe the arts inspire community change that fosters economic development, creates a true sense of place, builds bridges and connects diverse cultures, and brings meaning and value to our lives both as individuals and as members of our larger society.

Texans for the Arts Foundation supports the work of Texans for the Arts, the non-partisan statewide nonprofit/501(c)(4) arts advocacy and lobbying organization, through multiple programs including:

* its biannual Arts Funding & Leadership Development Workshop series;

* its biennial Texas Arts Advocacy Day;

* its Texas Certified State Arts Advocates Program; and

* as "State Captain" for Americans for the Arts, State Arts Action Network, the national coalition of state arts advocacy organizations.