Anyone can advocate for the arts and make a significant contribution to the well-being of our society.

Museums are economic engines. Economic impact data compiled by the American Alliance of Museums and Oxford Economics shows that museums contribute $50 billion a year to the U.S. economy and generate $12 billion in tax revenue to local, state, and federal governments. Museums also are vital local sources of employment, supporting 726,000 jobs annually.

How the World is Better Because of Museums

When you advocate for the arts, you help secure valuable resources for our museum and other cultural attractions that you treasure. Here are some resources to help you help us.

Contact Your Legislators

We urge you to contact your Senators and Congressperson and state the importance of funding for the arts.

 

Senator Kyrsten Sinema

Phone: (202) 224-4521

 

Senator Martha McSally

Phone: (202) 224-223

 

Arizona’s Congressional Representatives:

 

District 1: Rep. Tom O’Halloran

Phone: 202-225-3361

 

District 2: Rep. Ann Kirkpartrick

Phone: 202-225-2542

 

District 3: Rep. Raul Grijalva

Phone: 202-225-2435

 

District 4: Rep. Paul Gosar

Phone: 202-225-2315

 

District 5: Rep Andy Biggs

Phone: 202-225-2635

 

District 6: Rep. David Schweikert

Phone: 202-225-2190

 

District 7: Rep Ruben Gallego

Phone: 202-225-4065

 

District 8: Rep. Debbie Lesko

Phone: 202-225-4576

 

District 9: Rep. Greg Stanton

Phone: 202-225-9888

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

Here is a link to their advocacy resources:

https://www.americansforthearts.org/advocate

American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.

Here are their advocacy suggestions:

https://www.aam-us.org/programs/advocacy/

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts promotes the value of our nonprofit arts sector and advocates for public funding and private philanthropy to make sure the arts are available and accessible to every citizen of our wonderful state.

Visit their Advocacy Network to learn how you can help.

https://azcitizensforthearts.org/arts-advocacy-center/legislativeactioncenter/

Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs. In partnership with arts organizations, schools, festivals and individual artists, we endeavor to celebrate Arizona’s diverse communities and rich cultural traditions, inspire creativity, grow local economies and enhance quality of life for all Arizonans.

The museum has been the beneficiary of the ACA's Community Investment Grant for several years. This funding is critical to helping us present the exhibition schedule that brings so much to our community.

Here is a list of their advocacy resources:

https://azarts.gov/about-us/why-it-matters/advocacy-resources/

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona provides arts and cultural development services through direct funding, technical assistance and professional development opportunities, and manages the creation of public art for the City of Tucson and Pima County.

Visit their advocacy page here:

https://artsfoundtucson.org/advocacy/