August & September TACA Pop-Up Grant Announcement
Announcing Our Newest Pop-Up Grantees
Creating and sharing art amidst a global pandemic is no simple task! That is why we created TACA Pop-Up Grants – grants up to $6,000 that are designed to celebrate and reward local arts organizations for programming that demonstrates exceptional quality, creativity & innovation, and accessibility & inclusion. Grantees were selected via a nomination process that incorporates 35 anonymous local volunteers. Pop-Up Grants are an important component of the TACA Resiliency Initiative – a focused effort to support and strengthen Dallas arts and cultural organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since August 2020, TACA has awarded $164,500 in Pop-Up Grants to support 55 projects. Of that total, $78,000 has gone directly to support over 300 key and supporting artists. To learn more, visit taca-arts.org/resiliency.
TACA’s August & September Pop-Up Grantees are American Baroque Opera Co., Bombshell Dance Project, Dallas Theater Center, The Dallas Opera, and TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND. Missed our previous Pop-Up Grant announcements? See our history of Pop-Up Grantees by clicking here.
American Baroque Opera Co.
American Baroque Opera Company, based in Dallas, Texas presents both familiar operas and rarely heard gems of the baroque as fully staged productions in an intimate style to educate new audiences about authentic early music practice. Keep in touch with American Baroque Opera Co. on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
American Baroque Opera Co. presents Telemann’s comic opera Don Quixote with an all puppet cast in this digital production. This opera is meant for all ages to enjoy and is being broadcast in schools throughout Texas and in all Dallas Children’s Hospital locations.
Bombshell Dance Project
The Great 30
Created in 2016, Bombshell Dance Project is a contemporary dance company founded by Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman in Dallas, Texas. The mission of Bombshell Dance Project is to investigate the depth of the female choreographic voice. They seek to challenge our perceptions of humanity through the creation and presentation of innovative dance works, exploring the juxtapositions between strength and subtlety; power and sensuality. They present a collaborative environment, inviting audiences to take ownership of a shared artistic experience. Keep in touch with Bombshell Dance Project on Instagram.
Part performance, part dance party, part tour of the Dallas Arts District, The Great 30 is an interactive experience that reimagines the standard dance performance. Audiences move with the performers through 30 simple movements designed to activate creativity and provide a fresh perspective on dance.
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Theater Center’s mission is to engage, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. They do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency. As one of the leading regional theaters in the country and the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, Dallas Theater Center produces a six-play subscription series of classic, musical, and new plays with annual productions of A Christmas Carol and a Public Works Dallas participatory theater production each season. Keep in touch with Dallas Theater Center on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Cake Ladies follows as a world premiere comedy from Dallas Theater Center’s Playwright-in-Residence Jonathan Norton, written specifically for this special season. The Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a city ravaged by the second largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak to ever hit small town America. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of “Angels in America,” the loss is a devastating blow to a city desperate to mend. Cake Ladies runs through October 17, 2021!
The Dallas Opera
Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera
The Dallas Opera (TDO) is a world-class performing arts organization producing outstanding main stage and chamber opera repertoire, attracting national and international attention, committed to extensive community outreach and education, and managed to the highest possible standards of artistic excellence, accountability, efficiency and financial sustainability. Keep in touch with TDO on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Based on true stories of an ill-fated summit attempt known as the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera creates a new genre of opera by fusing the dynamic aesthetics of the graphic novel with the power of the operatic voice. This innovative approach integrates live singers into the animated space, reinventing the operatic experience beyond the stage.
ALICE by MOMIX
TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND entertains, educates and inspires by curating and commissioning extraordinary dance and performance art from around the world. TITAS was founded in 1982 by co-founders Tom Adams and Gene Leggett, as the Texas International Theatrical Arts Society (TITAS), to provide North Texas communities with the opportunity to experience the best of American and international music, dance, and performance art through a variety of presentations and engagement activities. Throughout its 40-year history of diverse artistic and cultural excellence, TITAS has fulfilled its mission by offering tens of thousands of North Texans opportunities to experience the world’s finest performing artists each year. Keep in touch with TITAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
TITAS/Dance Unbound kicked off its 2021-22 season with the US debut of MOMIX’s fantastical, ALICE. Famed MOMIX director Moses Pendleton’s latest work takes the audience on a fun adventure with Lewis Carroll’s most beloved character, Alice. He states, “I don’t intend to retell the story, but to use it as a taking off point for invention and imagination.”