ARTS VOTE DALLAS
Texans for the Arts will lead our efforts beginning with the Texas Arts Advocacy Summit January 26 and February 9-11. We will be focusing our work on our 87th Texas Legislative Agenda including working to protect the Texas Commission on the Arts' budget, protect the Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax up-to-15% for the arts, seek COVID-19 Relief support and more. Registration is free and open to all arts advocates.
Keep up to date on our work in the Session through weekly Wednesday Facebook Live Arts Advocacy Updates here.
Sign up for Texas Legislature Online here at to follow your state Senator and Representative, bill filings and progress throughout the session, committee hearings and you can watch live proceedings from the House and Senate floor.
The culmination of the summit will be our opportunity to zoom in with our state elected officials to remind them of the arts’ steadfast resiliency.
Our focus will be assisting Texans for the Arts with the statewide arts advocacy for the 87th Texas Legislative Session (which started on 1/12) and our own City of Dallas elections on May 1st.
May 1st is our local city council election! As of January 12, there are already 31 candidates interested (filing closes until February 12). We need to make sure every one who runs knows about our organization through Arts Vote Dallas.
Together with Texans for the Arts, we introduced Arts Vote Dallas in 2019 when there were more than 60 individuals seeking a seat on the 15-member horseshoe. Our biggest success was that 13 of the 15 individuals who were elected participated in some manner in Arts Vote Dallas. They completed our survey, met with DACAC members, attended our general meetings, the candidate reception or for some, participated in our mayoral forum. This year, let's get 100% participation.
Thank you for your help in keeping arts and culture a part of our civic dialog.