The Arts Community Alliance (TACA), a Dallas-based non-profit that invests in the arts, has announced the 37 arts organizations that will receive its TACA Resiliency Grants’ second round of funding. The initiative was announced last July and to date has awarded $436,500 in Resiliency Grants.
The list of organizations includes AT&T Performing Arts Center, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Cara Mía Theatre Co., and The Cedars Union, which is receiving the award for the first time this year. Nine other organizations were first-year recipients, including Texas Ballet Theater, The Orchestra of New Spain, and Dallas Winds. For the complete list, please go here.
“Nonprofits exist to serve their communities. Full stop. Since day one, we have always touted ourselves as a neighborhood resource center and a company of community-based theatre practitioners,” states Teresa Coleman Wash, Executive Artistic Director of Bishop Arts Theatre Center. “What’s exciting is there are philanthropic organizations, like TACA, who fully understand those values and have been demonstrative in celebrating arts groups, like ours, who prioritize that kind of essential community building. We are incredibly honored and grateful for everyone who made this generous gift possible.”
The unrestricted grants, ranging from $3,500- $15,000, and total $235,500, represent an increase of 17% from last November’s first cycle of grants. TACA’s Resiliency Grant is geared toward organizations navigating the challenges of continuing their missions during the coronavirus pandemic.
“As the pandemic continues to adversely affect the Dallas arts community, our support for local arts organizations has never been more timely or important than it is today,” says Terry D. Loftis, TACA’s Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director. “We are honored to provide vital support to arts groups through our Resiliency Grants made possible by our generous donors who join us in prioritizing the mission of the arts and artists in our area.”
TACA also announced Pop-up Grants as part of its Resiliency Initiative and have made monthly distributions since August of 2020. The awards have gone to the following organizations for their projects:
- Avant Chamber Ballet – Still Growing + 19th Amendment
- Bishop Arts Theatre Center – Before You Get Married and Dancing in the Past (the latter, a collaboration with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Dance Department)
- Dallas Black Dance Theatre – Reminisce
- Nasher Sculpture Center – Nasher Public: Vicki Meek’s “Stony the Road We Trod”
For more information, please go here.
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community.
The TRI is made possible in part through gifts from The Eugene McDermott Foundation, The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund, Communities Foundation of Texas, and other generous donors.