NEA Awards $1.2 Million to Texas Arts Organizations

Installation view of Mexic-Arte Museum's exhibition "Young Latino Artists 19: Y, Qué? (June 13- September 7, 2014). The museum received $25,000 from the NEA for the "Young Latino Artists" exhibition series.

In its latest round of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $1,215,000 to 53 Texas organizations.

Overall, the NEA made 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million as part of its Art Works program, and its Challenge America program which makes $10,000 grants to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts.

Art Works grant range from $10,000 to $100,000.

The 12 Austin/Central Texas arts organizations that received NEA grants this cycleare:

  • American Short Fiction, $10,000 — To support the publication and promotion of the magazine American Short Fiction
  • Austin Film Festival, $10,000 — To support digitization and preservation of content for the Austin Film Festival’s On Story Archive
  • Austin Film Society $25,000 — To support the presentation of several year-round curated film and video series
  • Austin Independent School District $100,000 — To support the Creative Learning Initiative (CLI), a collective impact project
  • Creative Action, $50,000 — To support staff salaries, program supplies, and student stipends for creative youth development programs for teens in film, theater, and visual arts.
  • Golden Hornet Project,  $10,000 — To support MXTX, alive music performances and outreach events lead by guest artist Orión García
  • Mexic-Arte Museum,  $25,000 — To support an exhibition series featuring work by emerging artists of Latino descent.
  • Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, $20,000 — To support Celebrando 2020.
  • TILT Performance Group, $10,000 — To support the creation and production of an original theater work written for artists with disabilities.
  • University of Texas Landmarks Public Art Program, $30,000 — To support a public art installation by digital video artist Jennifer Steinkamp and related programs at Landmarks.
  • Tapestry Dance Company, $15,000 — To support Tapestry Dance Company’s annual Soul to Sole Festival, a national education and performance forum for the art of tap dance.
  • Zachary Scott Theater,  $10,000 — support a production of “Roe,” a play by Lisa Loomer.

See a complete list, organized by state, of this round of grants at