Putting the arts at the forefront of public policy and community cultural development in Tucson, Pima County and Southern Arizona.

Advocacy is one of Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s primary functions. We believe in placing an arts-focused lens on all of the issues that affect our community, and in the ability of the arts to improve our daily lives. Our wealth of research allows us to speak to how arts and culture strengthen our community.

Sample Advocacy

The Arts Foundation of Tucson and Southern Arizona assesses impact through the work of our grantees. Support of local artists, arts organizations, and arts and cultural events demonstrate the contributions that the arts make to our lives, Read More


Invest in the arts. Support the dynamic future of your community. Read More

Arts + Learning Report

ARTS+LEARNING encompassed, connected, and expanded outreach and educational resources by institutions, job training programs, and teaching artist programs. It involved people of all ages from all walks of life, whether they consider themselves an artist or not. Read More

Arts Foundation Now

Learn more about how we activate our community by leading the charge to support local artists and arts organizations. Read More

Dashboard, Trends & Reports

Learn about the arts’ impact from a local, regional, and national perspective. View current public and private arts funding, historical data, and trends. Read More
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