Texas Commission on the Arts awards $8.9 million in grants

Roel Flores, "Camino a Santa Marta." The exhibition "La Música: The Paintings of Roel Flores" is on view at Texas Folklife Sept. 12 - Nov. 19.

The Texas Commission on the Arts announced its first funding round for fiscal year 2020 with a total over $8.9 million of 868 grants in 111 Texas cities.

The grants include all of the TCA’s Arts Create program grants, its revived Cultural District Project 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.

TCA Commissioners also approved the designation of three new cultural districts: Downtown Beaumont Cultural Arts District, the Original Denton District, and the Arts! Longview Cultural District. This designation brings the total number of cultural districts in Texas to 43.

A searchable database of the recent grants organized by city is here: arts.texas.gov/cities20/cities.

Among the Central Texas organization that received $10,000 or more from this round of  TCA funding are:



Armstrong Community Music School – $10,000
Austin Chamber Music Center – $10,500
Austin Classical Guitar Society – $10,500
Austin Film Festival – $13,500
Austin Film Society -$17,500
Austin Jazz Workshop – $16,000
Austin Opera – $10,500
Austin Symphony Orchestra – $21,500
Austin Theatre Alliance – $24,500
Ballet Austin – $25,400
Blanton Museum of Art – $15,500
Cine Las Americas – $14,500
Conspirare – $12,500
Creative Action – $26,675
Forklift Danceworks – $12,000
Fusebox Festival – $12,500
Great Promise for American Indians – $10,500
Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts – $14,500
Indigenous Cultures Institute – $10,500
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company – $10,800
KMFA – $13,500
Long Center – $15,700
Mexic-Arte Museum – $16,900
Salon Concerts – $10,500
Teatro Vivo – $10,500
Texas Early Music Project – $12,635
Texas Folklife – $45,381
VSA Arts of Texas – $40,000
Women & Their Work – $16,500
Writers League of Texas – – $12,500
Zach Theatre – $12,500