What is the Mission of the Delaware Arts Alliance?
Delaware Arts Alliance is the unifying voice for the arts throughout the state, advocating for the central role of the arts and arts-education in advancing dynamic communities and a creative citizenry.
How did the DAA come into being?
Shortly after the national fiscal downturn in 2008, it seemed that arts funding might be severely cut or even eliminated in Delaware, and a group of statewide arts leaders began meeting to prepare for a joint advocacy effort to reach key State legislators. In June of 2009, the group hosted an organizational meeting at the Schwartz Center in Dover, attended by 33 arts groups from across the state. Working with the Delaware Division of the Arts and Americans for the Arts, the group discovered a common purpose and mutual enthusiasm that has led to the formation of the Delaware Arts Alliance.