Mission: Citizens for the arts in pennsylvania (cfa/pa) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization advocating for funding and for public policies, all to ensure the vibrant practice and appreciation of the arts and culture across the commonwealth of pennsylvania.
Programs: As pennsylvania's only statewide multidisciplinary arts organization, we are uniquely positioned to make the case to the public and to policy makers in harrisburg and washington, dc. We work to publicize the contributions of the arts to society, increase public and private investment in the arts, expand the role of the arts in tourism, and promote the positive impact of arts education. We conduct activities directed to serving the membership. The activities include, but are not limited to, our system of online communications including our website at http://www. Citizensfortheartsinpa. Org and our periodic e-newsletter, the citizen online. We collaborate on print communications such as arts & economic prosperity iv: pa and other publications that enhance our programs and services. We also cosponsor a variety of public events to publicize the contributions of the arts such as arts and education symposium, arts in education day at the state capitol, and legislative visits day. We work closely with the pennsylvania legislative arts and culture caucus as well as facilitate meetings for the newly formed pennsylvania arts & culture coalition. Additionally, we also conduct training workshops that help artists, arts managers, and arts patrons become better advocates for the arts.