The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding of 875 grants in its first funding round for fiscal year 2015. The grants total $4.5 million and will go to nonprofits and units of government in 115 cities. These grants include all of the Arts Create program grants, the first of two funding rounds for the Arts Respond Project program, the quarterly Arts Respond Performance Support program, and the quarterly Commission Initiatives and Designated Funding category.
“We are pleased to be able to provide support for so many quality arts activities across the state,” said Gary Gibbs, executive director of TCA. “The substantial work that our grantees are doing not only advances the arts in Texas, but provides valuable art experiences to Texans in rural communities, schools, hospitals, social service settings, and more.” For the full list of grants organized by city, please visit http://www.arts.texas.gov/cities15/cities/.
TCA Commissioners also approved the designation of two new cultural districts. Cultural districts are special zones that harness the power of cultural resources to stimulate economic development and community revitalization. These districts can become focal points for generating business, attracting tourists, stimulating cultural development and fostering civic pride. The new cultural districts are the Greater East End Cultural District, in Houston, and the Downtown Bryan Cultural District. These designations bring the total number of cultural districts in Texas to 26.
Arts Create grants
Arts Respond Project grants
Arts Respond Performance Support grants
Commission Initiatives and Designated Funding grants
About The Texas Commission on the Arts
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives. For more information on TCA and its programs, please visit www.arts.texas.gov.