Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition (DACAC)
The Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition (DACAC) was established in 2005 as a Texas Nonprofit Corporation and is a grass roots organization composed of members representing Dallas-area arts and cultural organizations to provide an active coalition to mobilize support for issues of importance to arts and cultural groups, arts patrons and individual artists in the greater Dallas area. The Coalition has 40 member organizations representing all cultural disciplines.
Provide a vehicle with broad representation from arts and cultural groups, individuals, public and private agencies, and other constituents with common cause, to promote and support arts and cultural initiatives in our community
Identify important advocacy issues, develop strategy to address the issues, and mobilize the membership to implement the strategy
Promote dialogue, understanding and cooperation among the artists, patrons, and organizations in our community
Develop a partnership with the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Dallas to work together on educating City leaders regarding the value and contributions of arts and culture to the citizens
DACAC presents an annual event, Arts Advocacy Day to highlight the role of the arts in our community and galvanize arts supporters to become effective advocates on arts issues.