ARTS ADVOCATES' shared vision is to be the leading arts organization in this vibrant community where art reigns. There are many non-profit groups that support a single art form such as dance, theatre, music or opera. ASA is a member-based group that embraces all art forms.
ASA leads in applying state-of-the-art technology designed to ensure that the member experience is meaningful and gratifying. The 2019 newly developed website incorporates an online membership management program, an online reservation and ticketing feature, and an efficient online payment system.
The common purpose of Arts Advocates is to INSPIRE creativity, ADVANCE education, and CONNECT the community to the arts. This purpose is manifest in the maintenance of a permanent collection of paintings primarily by Florida artists that may be viewed by local residents and visitors alike at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
As a tax-exempt, philanthropic organization, ASA awards annually scholarships to talented art students, makes grants available to qualified art organizations, and invites the public to attend programs such as the lecture series "Speaking of The Arts..." where nationally and internationally known artists are invited to address members of our community.
Arts Advocates emphasize transparency and inclusivity and welcomes all new members who enjoy sharing their passion for the arts.
“Every artist was first an amateur”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800—HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.