In partnership with Creative FriscoTexans for the Arts Foundation presented its signature ARTS FUNDING, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY WORKSHOP in Frisco on Thursday, March 1st, 2018.

The information-packed FULL-DAY professional development workshop welcomed almost 50 arts administrators, board members, students, community groups, elected officials, and others interested in learning successful techniques for growing the arts, and offered an opportunity to meet other arts leaders from the community and region to use the power of working together to increase success.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney read a proclamation making March Arts & Culture Advocacy Month in Frisco.

WORKSHOP TOPICS
* Describe your organization and tell your story
* Build a fundable organization
* Identify and cultivate a broad range of donors
* Use stories and metrics to make your case
* Access local, state and national resources
* Comply with state and federal reporting requirements
* Become an effective advocate for the arts in your community and for your organization

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS
* Jeff Cheney – Mayor of Frisco, Texas
Cookie Ruiz – CFRE, Executive Director, Ballet Austin, and President of the Texans for the Arts’ Board of Directors
Ann S. Graham – Executive Director, Texans for the Arts
Fiona Bond – Executive Director of Creative Waco and member of Texans for the Arts’ Board of Directors
Charles Eisemann – Businessman, Philanthropist and Arts Advocate, Richardson
* Susan Fletcher – Collin County Commissioner
* Brad Sharp – Executive Director, Creative Frisco

ATTENDEES RECEIVED
* Complimentary 1-year Individual Membership to Texans for the Arts Foundation ($25 value)
* Complimentary 1-year Individual Membership to Creative Frisco ($35 value)

This workshop brings together a strong local conversation about the arts in Frisco and the North Texas region with Texans for the Arts Foundation’s statewide focus on professional development and advocacy training.

Creative Frisco (CF) works with the creative community to empower individuals and organizations by providing professional development training and education, advocacy, and collaborative opportunities. CF believes that creativity is an innate characteristic of all life and that nurturing the creative individual is imperative to building strong communities.

Texans For The Arts Foundation (TFAF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works closely with leading arts organizations from around the state to host educational advocacy and professional development leadership training workshops, such as this event, to bring together arts leaders, board members from arts organizations, and committed supporters to build a broad constituency of citizen advocates in support of strengthening and growing public and private funding for the arts.

Texans for the Arts (TFA) is a highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that mobilizes grassroots advocacy, provides timely and relevant information around legislative activity related to arts issues, and organizes effective advocacy efforts in order to protect and increase public and private funding for the arts at the state, national and local levels. The TFA legislative agenda advocates for the development and implementation of public policy that supports a strong and vibrant arts and cultural industry. Texans For The Arts is a 501(c)(4) organization.

Creative Frisco (CF) works with the creative community to empower individuals and organizations by providing professional development training and education, advocacy, and collaborative opportunities. CF believes that creativity is an innate characteristic of all life and that nurturing the creative individual is imperative to building strong communities.

Texans For The Arts Foundation (TFAF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works closely with leading arts organizations from around the state to host educational advocacy and professional development leadership training workshops, such as this event, to bring together arts leaders, board members from arts organizations, and committed supporters to build a broad constituency of citizen advocates in support of strengthening and growing public and private funding for the arts.

Texans for the Arts (TFA) is a highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that mobilizes grassroots advocacy, provides timely and relevant information around legislative activity related to arts issues, and organizes effective advocacy efforts in order to protect and increase public and private funding for the arts at the state, national and local levels. The TFA legislative agenda advocates for the development and implementation of public policy that supports a strong and vibrant arts and cultural industry. Texans For The Arts is a 501(c)(4) organization.