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Stay current with the most recent news from TACA – grant announcements, signature fundraising event updates, and other exciting stories.

TACA Announces a Multi-Faceted Transformation of its Funding Support for the Arts

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The TACA Resiliency Initiative will make way for more frequent and flexible grant-making, capacity-building programming, and thought leadership to support the Dallas arts community Media Contact: Brett Gray,, 214.557.6233 DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – announced the launch today of the TACA Resiliency Initiative, transforming how the organization will support the … Read More

The horn section of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra


Monday, July 20, 2020

Published on July 20, 2020 – Updated July 21, 2020 Over the summer months, we have worked to evaluate the feasibility of our grant programs as they existed prior to March 2020 and determine the most reasonable and impactful path forward for TACA and its stakeholders. This evaluation has resulted in a significant shift in … Read More

Dallas Arts & Culture COVID-19 Losses Top $33 Million

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Community Survey Shows 649 Jobs Impacted Both Numbers Expected to Climb, Cultural Ecosystem at Risk Media Contact: Chris Heinbaugh, 214.507.1460 DALLAS – The nonprofit Dallas arts and cultural community suffered $33.65 million in financial losses in the first 2 ½ months of COVID-19 related closures, including layoffs or furloughs of 649 artists and staff, according … Read More

Cry Havoc Theater Company's production of "Shots Fired"

A Statement From Terry Loftis and Tara Lewis

Monday, June 8, 2020

Dear friends, We mourn the loss of life of our African American brothers and sisters, most recently seen in the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Each have become the most recent symbols of racism that again has plagued our society at home and abroad. We believe that the arts have … Read More

TACA Announces New 2020-2022 Board Members

Monday, June 1, 2020

Dear TACA family, I am delighted to announce the election of eight outstanding community and business leaders to a two-year term on the TACA Board of Directors effective June 1, 2020: Stephen Gilhooly, Culhane & Meadows Cameron Kirkpatrick, Baylor Scott & White Sonja McGill, Spencer Fane Deborah McMurray, Content Pilot Kathy Nelson, Cotton Patch Café … Read More