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

Advocacy is one of the The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s primary functions. We believe in placing an arts-focused lens on issues of equity, access, and social justice. Our wealth of research allows us to speak to how arts and culture strengthen our community.

Arts Foundation Now

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

New Initiatives

We are focusing on two initiatives this year in order to move the needle on issues that reflect the values of our community: the built environment and arts education. Read More

Dashboard & Trends

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


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