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

COVID-19 Losses Double to $67.77 Million for Dallas Arts & Culture Business Sector

Friday, August 28, 2020

Latest Survey Shows 1,219 Jobs Lost Since March 13 Shutdown Handful of Venues Reopening to Limited Capacity, Most Remain Closed Media Contact: Chris Heinbaugh, 214.507.1460 DALLAS – The pandemic-related financial and job losses are rapidly mounting for the nonprofit arts and cultural business sector in the city of Dallas, according to the results of the … Read More

August Pop-Up Grant Announcement

Thursday, August 27, 2020

August Pop-Up Grant Announcement Announcing Our First Four TACA Pop-Up Grantees Creating and sharing art amidst a global pandemic is no simple task! That is why we created TACA Pop-Up Grants – to celebrate and reward local arts organizations for programming that demonstrates exceptional quality, creativity & innovation, and accessibility & inclusion. Grantees were selected … Read More

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