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TACA Gives $304,000 In Its First Cycle of Emergency Grants

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TACA announced back in March that it was establishing an Emergency Arts Relief Fund. Grants of up to $10,000 would be made available to nonprofit arts groups in two cycles, one at the end of April, the other at the end of May. What was a $350,000 fund has grown to more than $600,000 — and TACA President Terry Loftis says, originally, his goal was only $150,000.

Now the first cycle of grants has been announced — with $304,000 going to 50 mostly smaller-to-mid-size organizations — from the  Bishop Arts Theatre Center to the Voices of Change, Teatro Dallas to the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

Here is Loftis’ letter of announcement with a complete list of the recipients. Applications for the second cycle are due May 14.

Dear TACA Family,

It is with gratitude that I share with you today the grantees of the first cycle of TACA’s Emergency Arts Relief Fund. Grants totaling $304,000 will be distributed to 50 nonprofit arts organizations in North Texas. A listing of the organizations receiving Emergency Arts Relief Fund grants can be found below.

TACA’s Emergency Arts Relief Fund was created in late March through the generous partnership of numerous local foundations and donors contributing $350,000 and has grown to exceed $600,000. The goal of the Fund is to provide short-term immediate relief to Dallas nonprofit arts organizations who have experienced lost revenue or increased expenses due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.

The second cycle of grants is already underway with applications due by May 14 and grantees announced by May 29.

Wishing safety and health to all,

Terry D. Loftis
Carlson President and Executive Director
TACA – The Arts Community Alliance

Emergency Arts Relief Fund | Cycle 1 Grant Recipients

Allegro Guitar Society
American Baroque Opera Co.
Art House Dallas
Avant Chamber Ballet
Ballet Dallas
Ballet North Texas
Beckles Dancing Company
Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Blue Candlelight Music Series
Bruce Wood Dance
Cara Mía Theatre Co.
Chamber Music International
Chamberlain Ballet
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
Cry Havoc Theater Company
Dallas Bach Society
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Center for Photography
Dallas Chamber Symphony
Dallas Children’s Theater
Dallas Contemporary
Echo Theatre
The Firehouse Theatre
Fine Arts Chamber Players
IMPRINT Theatreworks
Irving Symphony Association
Junior Players
Kitchen Dog Theater Company
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
Lone Star Wind Orchestra
Lumedia Musicworks
Make Art with Purpose
Plano Symphony Orchestra
Prism Movement Theater
Repertory Company Theatre, Inc
Sammons Center for the Arts
Sunset Art Studios
Teatro Dallas
The Cedars Union
The Classics Theatre Project
The Dallas Winds
The MAC
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas
TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND
Turtle Creek Chorale
Uptown Players
USA Film Festival
Verdrigris Ensemble
Voices of Change
WaterTower Theatre

 

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