Arts Alliance Tulsa

Sustaining Tulsa’s thriving non-profit arts community through united fundraising and support.

United Arts Funds seek to raise money to provide ongoing operating support to local arts institutions. There are currently about 40 UAFs operating in the United States.

The UAF movement began in 1949, when civic leaders in Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY, determined that a collaborative fundraising effort would be more effective than individual campaigns. Loosely based on the United Way model, UAFs seek to raise substantially more money to provide ongoing operating support to their member organizations.

In addition, UAFs are providing extensive umbrella marketing and audience development support.

Researchers found that those art organizations supported by a UAFs had more revenue and twice the net worth of their counterparts in non-arts fund cities.