The Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition is a grassroots organization of members representing Dallas-area arts and cultural organizations. Established in 2007 as a Texas nonprofit corporation, this active coalition mobilizes support for issues of importance to arts and cultural groups, arts patrons, and individual artists in the greater Dallas area.
Provide a vehicle with broad representation from arts and cultural groups, individuals, public and private agencies, and other constituents with a common cause, to promote and support arts and cultural initiatives in our community
Identify important advocacy issues, develop a strategy to address the issues, and mobilize the membership to implement the strategy
Promote dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among the artists, patrons, and organizations in our community.
Develop a partnership with the City of Dallas Arts and Culture Advisory Commission to work together on educating city leaders regarding the value and contributions of arts and culture to citizens.
Zenetta Drew - Dallas Black Dance
Gayle Halperin - Arts Patron/Bruce Wood
Chris Heinbaugh - AT&T PAC
Augustine Jalomo - Arts Advocate
Kirsten Brandt James - Arts Patron
Andrew Kochie - Artist
Rhiannon Martin - Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Melissa Prycer - Dallas Heritage Village
Charles Santos - TITAS
Teresa Coleman Wash - Bishop Arts Theatre
Lily Cabatu Weiss - Dallas Arts District