Texans for the Arts is committed to serving the local needs of the arts and culture sector across Texas. In an effort to remain responsive and connected to our many arts partners, TFA offers the Regional Conversations Series.
Texas has been divided into 5 Regions and digital conversations are held several times throughout the year offering robust sessions that connect the arts community at the most local level. They offer our partners a unique platform to share their thoughts about what is happening on the ground in their towns and cities concerning the arts.
Topics vary and are carefully curated to reflect the needs of the day. Recent installments of the Regional Conversations Series have included:
- The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the arts community.
- The early days of the reopening process in Texas.
- Important and timely updates to our base during the 87th Texas Legislative Session.
- The impact of the American Rescue Plan on the arts community and the resources it provides.
These sessions are important opportunities to connect Texans for the Arts and local arts communities in an intimate setting and provides our members with the opportunity to share important information with TFA about their needs and what support they require. It can shape everything from our communication strategies, advocacy campaigns, even our legislative agenda.
TFA offers an Advocacy Leadership Council for seasoned arts advocates that wish to serve as leaders in their communities.
Texans for the Arts selects an advocate from each of our Texas legislative districts (both the House and the Senate) who serves as a liaison between Texans for the Arts and the community they represent.
Members of this council help to arrange and host legislative visits, build a community of local advocates, disseminate important information, and represent arts partners and their needs at the local level.
The ALC is a great opportunity for those that want to have a tangible and lasting impact on public funding for the arts in Texas and are vital to TFA’s legislative success.
Are you hungry to lead advocacy efforts in your community?
Are you ready to lead the way for a bright future for the arts in Texas?
Do you want to help get more people involved in the critical arts advocacy work in your town or city?