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

Call to Action COVID Relief

Tell Congress to help the arts Now! Now is the moment for all of us—individual artists, creative businesses, nonprofit organizations, patrons, students, teachers, and audience members—to come together and demand action. 

 

Tell Congress to take action NOW!

The COVID crisis is devastating Texas’ creative sector. Without continued and expanded federal relief, the sector’s immediate and long-term viability is in jeopardy. Now is the moment for all of us—individual artists, creative businesses, nonprofit organizations, patrons, students, teachers, and audience members—to come together and demand action. 

Election Day has come and gone with no further legislative action from Congress on Covid-19 Relief. While this is a disappointing development, we are still feeling hopeful as arts advocacy campaigns gain traction around the country. Read below for actions you should still take at this time to advocate for the arts. We must continue to advocate when and where we can for the resources the arts sector needs. Texans for the Arts' Arts Sector & COVID-19 Relief Letter is a platform developed by dozens of leading national arts organizations which we endorsed and then delivered to all of our Congressional leaders in DC in July with over 200 signatures from Texas-based arts organizations. We’re demanding stronger federal support for nonprofits and small businesses, especially in communities of color; continuation of expanded unemployment benefits; increased incentives for charitable giving; and federal assistance in offsetting state and local revenue shortfalls.

Please e-mail and call your Congressional legislators to let them know you support this agenda and urge them to take action to support the creative sector in Texas and across the country. We need your voice now. 


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