Arts Advocacy

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Want to advocate for the arts but not sure where to start?

In addition to donating to ArtsMemphis, please consider investing in these other advocacy-related programs and organizations.


State Your PlateBuy an Arts License Plate 

80% of state arts funding comes from the sale of arts and collegiate license plates. There are over 100 designs to choose from and you can buy as many as you want—for your family, friends or treat yourself. Click for information on specialty license plates! 

If you already have a Tennessee arts license plate, email us at [email protected] so we can say a special Thank You for supporting our local arts community! 

AftalogoAmericans for the Arts - ACTION Fund

The Arts Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts.  They are the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.  Launched in 2004, the Arts Action Fund's is working to enlist and mobilize 1 million citizen activists who will help ensure that public and private resources are maximized and that arts-friendly public policies are adopted at the federal, state, and local levels.

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Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA)

Protecting the arts in Tennessee for 6.8 million people residing in 95 counties, Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) works to support, defend and expand public funding for the arts. Their work is directed toward educating their members and allies on effective advocacy practice, supporting the work of the TN legislative caucus, and defending the specialty license plate program which provides 80% of the funds granted to nonprofit organizatons by the Tennessee Arts Commission. We encourage you to join the effort and become a member!

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