Quick Facts about United States Urban Arts Federation

Membership Criteria
  • The local arts agency (LAA) must represent one of the 60 largest cities by population size.
  • The LAA must be a full service agency providing an array of the following: competitive grantmaking, public art, technical assistance, facilities management, arts education programs, cultural tourism programs, and other services.
  • The representative to USUAF must be the head of the LAA.
  • Establish and exchange information around innovation in the field in the area of public policy, programming, outreach, arts education, and fundraising by sharing best practices.
  • Share best practices on risk-taking that generate meaningful public and private sector policies that collectively strengthen local communities in the United States.
  • Act as advocates on urban arts issues on local, state, and national levels to bring awareness of local arts agencies and the value of the arts.
  • Do the above to ensure that the arts thrive in America.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Director of Local Arts Services at rharper@artsusa.org.

For a full list of USUAF organizations, please see the Arts Services Directory. If you don't see your organization in the directory please email the webmaster@artsusa.org.