Phase 1

Goal: $50,000 by February 1, 2019

Ready to help us reach our goal?

Two years ago, a group of Broadway actors and activists came together to answer a question: “How can the arts play a more meaningful role in creating a just world?”


That conversation gave birth to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition.

Our mission: building the capacity of advocates, students, artists, organizations and communities to use the arts as an integral part of their work towards social change.

Since our inception in 2016, we’ve created spaces for artists like six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Grammy winner India Arie to join with community leaders and lawyers across New York to use their art for direct social impact. These collaborations led to partnerships with organizations like Columbia Law School, ultimately generating performances at New York City Hall, the State Capital, and more.

As we enter our third year of service, we are ready to move from a volunteer based organization to a full fledged not-for-profit. But we need your help!


- Our groundbreaking course at Columbia Law School: BAC is partnering with the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School to create “The Theater of Change: Building the Capacity for Impact through Artistry, Law, and Activism”. The first-of-its-kind week long course will bring together artists, law students and community leaders to understand how art can be used for transformative and impactful social justice work.

- The inaugural year of our BAC Fellowship program: Following the January course, four artists will continue collaborating with community members to develop pieces centered around criminal justice reform and education equity.

- Our public programming:

  • Community Gatherings: Quarterly open and public spaces for artists, community members and lawyers to meet and exchange ideas.

  • Our digital artist network: An online space for artists passionate about using their skills for social justice to exchange resources and provide each other support.

  • The return of the Invitation series: Our public performances centered around advocacy and awareness. Previous events have focused on topics ranging from civic engagement to immigration.

Photos by William Alatriste

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