December 8, 2021

Texas Commission on the Arts Awards $4 million in Grants


The Texas Commission on the Arts has announced its first funding round for fiscal year 2019.

The state agency has award 802 grants totaling over $4 million distributed to 115 cities across the Lone Star State. Grantees include both nonprofit organizations and governmental units such as universities, schools and libraries.

Among organizations receiving larger grants in the Austin area are:

  • VSA Arts of Texas, $35,5000
  • Ballet Austin, $23,500
  • Long Center, $22,350
  • Mexic-Arte Museum, $21,400
  • Austin Film Festival, $21,000
  • Women & Their Work, $18,000
  • Austin Film Society, $17,000
  • Zach Theatre, $17,000
  • Austin Opera, $16,000
  • Austin Theatre Alliance, $14,000
  • Forklift Danceworks, $13,000
  • Fusebox Festival, $13,000
  • KMFA, $13,000
  • Scriptworks, $13,000
  • Writers League of Texas, $13,000
  • Big Medium, $12,000
  • Cine Las Americas, $12,000
  • Rude Mechanicals, $12,000
  • Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, $12,000
  • Teatro Vivo, $11,000

The TCA has an online listing of grantees for the past eight years, searchable by grantee organization name, by city, or by Texas region at arts.texas.gov/cities19/cities/show/2019

TCA Commissioners also approved the designation of four new cultural districts. The new districts are the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District, the Old Spanish Trail Cultural Corridor in San Antonio, the Sherman Cultural District and the Canadian Cultural District, which is in the small Texas Panhandle town of Canadian (pop. 2649).

Texas now counts 40 cultural districts across the state.


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