Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) has selected 19 arts programs across Texas to receive a total of $235,000 in grants at their Annual Meeting in Fredericksburg. The yearly grant program provides designated funds to arts-related programs, and supports the mission of the TWA by providing meaningful funding to arts education programs across the state. To date, Texas Women for the Arts has awarded $1,321,500 in grants to 63 arts organizations, impacting more than three-quarters of a million children across the state.
“Texas Women for the Arts is a giving program uniting the financial force of Texas women in funding initiatives for the arts and arts education throughout the state. Texas women have the capability of making a tremendous impact on the arts in our state for our youth and our heritage,” says Jennifer Ransom Rice, Executive Director of the Texas Cultural Trust. “Investing in arts education programs invests in the future of Texas.”
“We are extremely pleased to support the educational programs of these exceptional non-profits,” says Karen Matthews, chair of Texas Women for the Arts. “We believe the selected programs will have a lasting impact on the lives of the children they touch in their respective communities, which supports our mission - to awaken and nurture the artist in every child.”
The 2014 Texas Women for the Arts Impact Grantees are:
ArtBridge, Houston - $40,000
Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf, San Antonio - $25,000
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi - $25,000
Art Guild of Fayetteville, Fayetteville - $20,000
Hope Stone, Houston - $15,000
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio - $15,000
Lubbock Arts Alliance, Lubbock - $10,000
Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth - $10,000
Austin Film Festival, Austin - $10,000
Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth - $10,000
Window on a Wider World, Amarillo - $5,000
Kids in a New Groove, Austin - $5,000
Opera in the Heights, Houston - $5,000
Tom Lea Institute, El Paso – $5,000
Four additional Outreach Grants were given to the following programs:
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo - $2,500
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin - $2,500
Creative Kids, El Paso - $2,500
City of Tyler/Gallery Main Street, Tyler - $2,500
In addition, Texas Women for the Arts continued funding for the Texas Young Masters Program with a$25,000 grant.
For more information about the Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Women for the Arts, visitwww.txculturaltrust.org.
Texas Women for the Arts
Established in 2006, Texas Women for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the importance of arts in educating our children through funding initiatives for the arts and arts education throughout Texas. Texas Women for the Arts was created by the Texas Cultural Trust and is administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information please visitwww.txculturaltrust.org.
About the Texas Cultural Trust
The Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the importance of the arts in educating our children and sustaining our vibrant Texas economy, through awareness, outreach, economic research, and the development of arts education curriculum for public school students. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, the Texas Young Masters Program, Create Texas, Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative, Adventures in the ARTS—a children's book, Texas Women for the Arts and Founders for the Arts, as well as support for programs of the Texas Commission on the Arts and other qualifying state agencies. For more information on TCT, please visit www.txculturaltrust.org.