Arts Advocacy

Never has arts advocacy been more critical than it is today


Supporting the arts has always been a key objective for the Clearwater Arts Alliance and its membership, but never has Arts Advocacy been more critical than it is today. It has been proven that art-related activities in a child’s education will produce a smarter, more creative, and more successful student. Teaching kids about the arts helps develop their social and emotional skills as well. Advocating for the arts enhances every community and it makes good business sense, too.

Below are some ways that YOU can get involved in Arts Advocacy:

Clearwater Arts Alliance

Our mission is to advocate, collaborate, and bring visibility to the arts to create a better community for Clearwater.

The Creative Pinellas Arts Business Incubator is a collaborative office space for arts and culture non-profits, providing them with the space and resources they need to grow their organizations. Join a vibrant, collaborative arts and cultural community that supports your organization’s development, growth and success. Arts Business Incubator

Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 is a nationwide study conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for arts in America. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Creative Pinellas joined forces to focus on the economic impact of the arts for Pinellas County.

Below you’ll find downloadable reports that detail the economic impact of the arts locally and throughout the Country.

Pinellas County Reports:
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 – Pinellas County, FL (31-page PDF)

The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in Pinellas County, FL (2-page PDF)

National Reports:
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Summary Report (24-page PDF)

The Florida Cultural Alliance (FCA) is a not-for-profit organization created in 1983. Its purpose is to develop an informed and engaged statewide non-partisan advocacy network among arts and culture organizations; individuals; artists; businesses; and local, state, and federal policymakers and staff to work more collaboratively and strategically to secure funding and policies to move arts, arts education, and culture forward throughout Florida communities to make these arts and cultural experiences more accessible to more people.

Since 1981, Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) has united educators, artists, community leaders, concerned citizens, arts education organizations, arts institutions and corporate partners to ensure Florida’s students a complete education that includes the arts. Through the arts, the quality of life for all Floridians is improved and enhanced. Programs and opportunities of Florida Alliance for Arts Education reach all corners of the state and touch thousands of lives each year as they bring schools and communities together to improve, enhance and promote arts education. Resources for Advocates.

Latest Florida Cultural Alliance (FCA) Advocacy Alerts & Updates HERE!

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

Americans for the Arts provides tools, research, and training that helps arts professionals and regular citizens alike become seasoned arts advocates. This ADVOCATE Hub highlights ways you can get involved and start advocating for the arts today.

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. National Endowment for the Arts