Emergency Arts Relief Fund

TACA Emergency Arts Relief Fund

The TACA Emergency Arts Relief Fund is a resource dedicated 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. Eligible organizations can receive awards of up to $10,000.


TACA is accepting applications from performing and visual arts organizations in Dallas County that have been directly impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible applicants must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing or visual arts organization
  • have an annual operating budget of under $5 million
  • provide performing/visual art programming for a live, public audience as a core part of their mission. The majority of programming must take place in Dallas County.

If your organization has questions about eligibility to apply, please email Greg Oertel, TACA’s Programs & Marketing Manager, at greg.oertel@taca-arts.org.


Applications will be reviewed by TACA staff and select members of TACA’s Board of Directors. Grant decisions will be made based on financial need expressed in the application, the number of applicants, and the total funds available to distribute. Priority consideration will be given to organizations with a current TACA Arts General Operating (AGO) Grant and organizations with a mission rooted in an explicitly identified ethnic, cultural, or marginalized voice.

Grant Timeline

Applicants for the Emergency Fund will be reviewed  by TACA Staff and the Emergency Fund Review Committee in two rounds:

Round 1
Submissions between April 1 and April 22
Award notifications on or before May 1

Round 2
Submissions between April 30 and May 18
Award notifications on or before May 29


TACA is using SurveyMonkey for the Emergency Arts Fund Application to simplify the process for applicants. We recommend you download the PDF version of the application and use it to collect necessary information and draft responses before you begin. Please note: The Cycle 2 application for the Emergency Arts Fund Application has been slightly altered based on new information and feedback from Cycle 1.




If you have any questions about the TACA Emergency Arts Relief Fund, please email Greg Oertel, Programs & Marketing Manager, at greg.oertel@taca-arts.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)