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 Cultural Affairs Commission to work together on educating city leaders regarding the value and contributions of arts and culture to citizens.
Kirsten Brandt James - Arts Patron
Zenetta Drew - Dallas Black Dance
Gayle Halperin - Arts Patron/Bruce Wood
Chris Heinbaugh - AT&T PAC
Andrew Kochie - Artist
David Lozano - Cara Mia Theater
Devon Miller - North Texas Food Bank
Melissa Prycer - Dallas Heritage Village
Charles Santos - TITAS
Teresa Coleman Wash - Bishop Arts Theatre
Lily Cabatu Weiss - Dallas Arts District
Joanna St. Angelo
Treasurer and Web Master
Social Media Coordinator