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4A Arts

Founding Director's vision

WHY 4A ARTS (4A American Alliance of Artists and Audiences)?

  • Did you know nearly three-quarters of American adults attended an arts or cultural event in 2018 and nearly half were personally involved in art‐making activities,[1] plus millions of American children participate in arts education?[2]
  • The arts and culture industry contributes more to the U.S. economy than agriculture or transportation.[3]
  • And yet we do not have a seat at the table – the cabinet table.
  • “Cultural spending per capita in France is about 10 times that in the United States.”[4]

WHAT CAN WE DO?

  • 4A Arts has built a national web platform to showcase all disciplines of arts and culture across the country.
  • Arts and cultural organizations, presenters, educators, advocates, service organizations, and individual artists can list programing on our website for free.
  • Anyone can search 4AArts.org for free.
  • Join 4A Arts and invite your friends for access to discounts, benefits, and programming alerts. For a limited time, we are offering a FREE year of membership.
  • Use 4A Arts to find existing arts advocacy organizations in your community and across the country.
  • Help us bring together our community, locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • JOIN TODAY!

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[1] Americans Speak Out About the Arts 2018, Americans for the Arts.
[2] Arts Assessment 2016, The National Report Card.
[3] Arts and Culture Continues to Grow in 2016, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019, BEA19-08; Why the Arts are the Great Unappreciated Engine of the U.S. Economy, Benjamin Wolff, Forbes, March 19, 2019.
[4] Should American Theater Take French Lessons?, Jesse Green, The New York Times, March 17, 2021 (linking to Comparisons of Arts Funding in Selected Countries: Preliminary Findings, Canada Council for the Arts, October 2005).