LEADING CHANGE AGENT FOR THE ARTS
Frisco is currently recognized as “The Best Place to Raise an Athlete”, but did you know that more than 70% of our high school students are involved in fine arts? We are training a large community of musicians, dancers, singers, actors, visual artists, filmmakers, and more, but do they feel celebrated in our community? Where do our adult creatives go to share their talent and passion with others? Can Frisco become more well-rounded and known as a destination for the arts?
These are all important questions that Frisco Association for the Arts (Frisco Arts) asks as the collective voice of the arts community and the leading change agent for the arts in Frisco. Formed as a nonprofit in 1996 by city and business leaders, our diverse members are arts advocates who believe in the power of the arts to unify, inspire, and sustain a great city.
Through our innovative programs and events, we make the arts visible and show its value to others, building a stronger community through the arts. Whether it’s our monthly Ladies Who Launch program (connecting women in arts and business), the Red Carpet Concerts (bringing world-class music to Frisco), our Frisco Arts Youth Ambassadors (with $50,000 in scholarships given to date), quarterly Arts Panels (exploring the intersection of arts and other sectors), or citywide Frisco Arts Walk and Run (immersive arts event at HALL Park), Frisco Arts is committed to supporting our creative community, no matter what age, race, or socio-economic background.
Some people claim that the arts are just for the elite, or that they don’t have a creative bone in their body. Nothing could be further from the truth! As Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” We are all born to be creative, and nurturing our inner artist is not only healthy for each individual, it’s beneficial for the collective whole. When the arts thrives in a community, the quality of life improves for all citizens, and there is a vibrancy that is unmatched.
Partnering with the artists is also a good investment for your business! Frisco Arts has collaborated with over 75 local businesses to highlight various aspects of our arts community in their spaces, from pop-up art exhibits, networking nights, and musical showcases. Because of these efforts, we received the 2018 Spirit of Collaboration Award by the Junior League of Collin County and named 2018 Nonprofit of the Year by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, our Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen was named Visionary Non-Profit Arts Leader by the Business Council for the Arts.
HOW TO SUPPORT
We invite you to join the creative revolution and become a member advocate of Frisco Arts today! An investment in the arts is an investment in the community. Your gift is tax-deductible and goes towards our advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives. Take a stand for the arts today and help us grow and empower the arts community in Frisco!