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Arts Insider Q&A with Veletta Forsythe Lill

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

TACA Arts Insider What do you find most compelling about TACA and our mission? The mission of TACA is to support excellence and impact in the arts in North Texas through grant-making, capacity building and thought leadership. I love that TACA has created a comprehensive infrastructure of support for our arts community. Infrastructure support means … Read More

March & April 2023 Pop-Up Grant Announcement

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Meet the Pop-Up Grant Recipient of Dallas Arts Month The 2023 Pop-Up Grants continue celebrating engaging events that shared history, poignant tales, and unforgettable experiences. These Pop-Up Grant recipients produced compelling art that delighted audiences everywhere. Cara Mia Theatre  To DIE:GO with Leaves by Frida Kahlo & Origenes/Origins LEARN MORE ABOUT CARA MIA THEATRE Unrestricted … Read More

Ampersand .10 – Accepting change during the creation process

Thursday, April 6, 2023

  By Carmina Tiscareño Emotion, suspense, movement and history took center stage during TACA’s Pop-Up Grants celebration. In the black box theater at the Latino Cultural Center, four of the 2022 grant recipients provided an intimate glimpse of the works of art they created with the funding they received. The recipients were also given the … Read More


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

As the world was shutting down, one Dallas-based event space was just opening its doors. The owners of On The Levee proved that an artful mindset can get us through anything – even a pandemic. John Martin knows a great deal about overcoming life’s unexpected surprises; probably more than he’d like to. Ask him to … Read More

AMPERSAND .05: 5 Steps to Mastering ‘The Art of Collaboration’

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Remove Your Ego: 5 Steps to Mastering ‘The Art of Collaboration’ from Teresa Coleman Wash   Embarking on a new creative collaboration can make you feel more like a scientist than an artist. Creative work aside, a myriad of uncontrollable elements like work ethic, talent, temperaments, and conflicting visions can take your experiment from a … Read More

AMPERSAND .04 – What is ‘Cultural Tourism’?

Monday, June 7, 2021

What is ‘Cultural Tourism’? – Analyzing the Role of the Arts in Texas’ Population Surge  If you haven’t looked at I-75 in a while you may not have noticed that Dallas is suddenly bursting at the seams. CultureMap noted that in 2019 alone, over 525,000 people flocked to Texas. Add to that the statistic from US News that our humble city is #24 on the list … Read More

AMPERSAND .03 – Pens, Paper and Purpose

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Pens, Paper and Purpose: Will Evans and Sherrie Zantea Are Rewriting the Narrative for the Literary Arts in Dallas  Writing has been one of the central mediums of creativity for eons. Why is it then that the literary arts, as a discipline, feel estranged from everything we consider to be art? The lack of support for the literary arts in our city has resulted … Read More

AMPERSAND .02 – Through the Lens of Equity

Friday, April 23, 2021

  Through the Lens of Equity:  Jennifer Scripps and Terry D. Loftis on Dallas Arts Month 2021  This time last year, we didn’t know whether or not we were supposed to sanitize our groceries. We certainly didn’t know what the future of the arts community looked like, and whether cherished annual city-wide celebrations like Dallas … Read More

AMPERSAND .01 – The Siren Song of A Leader Lost

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Siren Song of a Leader Lost: Why Kennedy’s Assassination Still Inspires Artists Today It’s been nearly sixty years since Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas made harrowing headlines. It was one of those brief glances of history playing out in real-time that sticks with you — a sensation that’s as commonplace as ever now.  Take a walk through each space at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza today and you will quickly discover it’s not the art-going experience you might be used to. The space itself conjures up an uncommon mix of … Read More

2019 TACA Lexus Party on the Green – Meet Chef John Gilbert

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Chef John Gilbert and the Artisan Craft Kitchen In anticipation of the 2019 TACA Lexus Party on the Green on October, 4, 2019, we’re highlighting some of the celebrated culinary talent that you don’t want to miss at the event. Next in our lineup is Chef John Gilbert! Chef Gilbert is the founder and president … Read More