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Advocacy

Dance Tampa Bay is a community network that advocates for dance artists, students, & collaborators in all parts of the industry. Our mission is to create productive partnerships with organizations, share resources with individuals, enhance visibility for the art of dance, and increase support for dance opportunities in Hillsborough county. We seek to increase community involvement through traditional and innovative initiatives.

EVENTS

June 6 - July 9
The body is a canvas that tells our stories. In this dance presentation, dancers will be
May 21 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Calling contemporary choreographers in Central Florida to submit a proposal for a 10 minute piece in

Local Policy Makers for the Arts in Tampa Bay

Elected Officials Arts Commission Hillsborough County

State and Federal Officials

Local Officials

Key National Policy Issues

  • Tax Policy: Encouraging Charitable Giving and Supporting Public Access to the Arts
  • Tax Fairness for Artists and Writers: Strengthening the Creative Sector and Providing Public Access to America’s Artistic Heritage
  • Improving the Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists
  • Cultural Exchanges Through the U.S. Department of State: Strengthening Ties Between the United States and the World
  • Reinforcing Arts Education – Helping Children Achieve in School, Work, and Life
  • Funding the Assistance for Arts Education Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Education: Improving Access to Arts Education for All Students
  • Boosting the Creative Economy – Supporting Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business
  • Protecting Wireless Technology for the Arts at the Federal Communications Commission
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Promoting Creativity and Public Access to the Arts

Additional Policy Issues

  • Fair Compensation for Music Creators – Supporting All Artists’ Right to Earn Fair Compensation on Terrestrial Radio
  • Office of Museum Services (OMS) – Promoting Lifelong Learning and Protecting Our National Heritage
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting – Supporting Public Broadcasting as Part of Our National Arts Infrastructure
  • Strengthening the Arts in Higher Education: Putting Students on a Path for an Affordable Future
  • Arts in Healthcare
  • The Arts and Juvenile Justice
  • Arts and the Military: Improving the Health of Active Military and Veterans Through the Arts
  • Arts in Transportation and Infrastructure: Supporting Art in Public Transit Projects
  • Net Neutrality: Preserving an Open Internet