What is The Creative Coalition?
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3), nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, including actors Alec Baldwin, Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Blair Brown and Stephen Collins, TCC educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education
The Creative Coalition was formed for the charitable and educational purposes of bringing together artists and entertainers to learn about pressing issues so they can better inform and influence the community and nation.
Who belongs to TCC?
People whose careers are related to the arts or entertainment fields. Actors. Writers. Musicians. Attorneys. Designers. Journalists. Directors. Agents. Casting Directors. Producers. Publicists. . Our members are influential members of organizations, including Actors Equity, American Bar Association, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America, PEN and The Dramatists Guild of America.
What We Do
In pursuit of our educational objectives The Creative Coalition:
- Sponsors forums for the discussion of central issues such as education policy, violence in America, the role of the media, campaign finance reform 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 First Amendment rights, public funding for the arts, and arts education in the public schools.
- Testifies before Congress, sponsors awareness-building events, actively participates in 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.
Our ability to communicate persuasively gives us enormous power to rally the community. We must be informed. We must be active. We have unique access to the media and can shape a message.
Does TCC have any political agenda?
We’re nonpartisan, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
TCC does not endorse candidates for office or take an
active role in political campaigns, however we do take stands on many of the important issues of the day, specifically Arts Advocacy, First Amendment rights and public education.
How can I find out more about TCC?
Visit our website at www.TheCreativeCoalition.org.
Call our main office in New York: (212) 614-2121.
Or email Info@TheCreativeCoalition.org.