What We Stand For


The mission of the Arts Action Fund is to enlist and mobilize the largest grassroots arts advocacy network in America to help advance the arts on both the electoral and legislative landscapes to promote more vibrant and livable communities throughout the country. The Arts Action Fund’s goal is to enlist at least one million citizen arts advocates that will help ensure arts-friendly public policies are adopted. There is no financial barrier to becoming a member as arts advocates can join for free or contribute. 

A future where the federal government invests at least $1 per citizen in the nonprofit arts and artists. Moreover, a nation that values profoundly the societal, educational, and economic contributions of the arts to the country, the economy, and our everyday lives.  

In addition, the Arts Action Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) provides direct support to pro-arts federal House and Senate candidates. The Arts Action Fund PAC strives to support as many Democratic and Republican pro-arts candidates as possible in all 50 states. Through the Arts Action Fund PAC, 100% of contributed funds directly support the campaigns of pro-arts federal candidates. Just as your voice is stronger in a chorus with others, your support for pro-arts candidates will be stronger with others too. By pooling pro-arts contributions into larger donations, we can provide worthy candidates with more impactful funding than most are able to give individually. What we accomplish in the future will help us towards our long-term goal for the future–a future where the federal government invests at least $1 per citizen in the nonprofit arts and local governments invest 5% of their local education budgets in arts education.

We can continue to have an influence on Capitol Hill, but we can only do it with the financial support of our members.  The Arts Action Fund is the only national bipartisan voice for the arts that dedicates 100% of its time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America.