Issues

The Creative Coalition is a non-profit non-partisan organization founded by prominent members of the arts and entertainment community who believe it is our responsibility to use our unique voice to educate and inspire our audiences to mobilize around issues of public importance… primarily arts advocacy and public arts education. It is our mission to promote, protect and defend the arts as a basic human need.

In pursuit of our educational objectives The Creative Coalition:

  • Sponsors forums for the discussion of central issues and other topics of broad concern. These events ensure a balanced approach that always includes concerned and informed members of the creative professions.
  • Tackles issues of direct importance to the arts and entertainment community, including public funding for the arts, and arts education in the public schools.
  • Testifies before Congress, sponsors awareness-building events, attends both the Democratic and Republican conventions, and plays an assertive role in presenting the creative community’s views on these issues.
  • Offers special services to its members to help prepare them for public roles as advocates and spokespeople. The Coalition believes informed advocacy is effective advocacy, and encourages the ongoing education of its members as they exercise their rights as citizens in public settings.

Below are links to several issue areas on which we have focused.

Arts Team: A volunteer brigade of artists and entertainment industry leaders who dedicate time, efforts and passion to encourage state and federal funding for arts in education.

Public Education: The arts continue to suffer in American schools, especially in poor and minority communities.

Advocating for the Arts: The Creative Coalition advocates any increases in the funding of the arts and protects the artistic freedom of expression.

Spotlight Initiative Awards: a recognition of independent films with a unique and specific goal in mind: make a positive difference in the world.