June Pop-Up Grant Announcement June 29, 2021

June 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 $130,000 in unrestricted Pop-Up Grants to support 45 projects. Of that total, $59,000 has gone directly to support 150 key and supporting artists. To learn more, visit taca-arts.org/resiliency.

TACA’s June Pop-Up Grantees are Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Theatre Three. Missed our previous Pop-Up Grant announcements? See our history of Pop-Up Grantees by clicking here.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Diversity and Freedom

Photo courtesy of Dallas Symphony Orchestra


With a mission to inspire and change lives through musical excellence, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) provides a wide range of artistic, educational and community outreach services for more than 240,000 children and adults each year through concerts, classes and events. The DSO is also reaching millions of additional people through online content and performances. Keep in touch with the DSO on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


On June 18, 19 and 20, the Dallas Symphony hosted Juneteenth: A Celebration of Diversity and Freedom. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik (Dot & Paul Mason Podium), the performances featured vocalists Kearstin Piper Brown and Kevin Deas alongside the musicians of the DSO performing spirituals including “Ride On, King Jesus!” and “Lift Every Voice And Sing.”


Theatre Three

The Music Man

Photo courtesy of Theatre Three

Theatre Three is a 59-year Dallas institution whose mission is to illuminate the human experience with exemplary intimate theatre by nurturing authors, artists, and audiences. Under the leadership of Jeffrey Schmidt, Theatre Three has rekindled its support of new work and committed the organization to fostering local talent. Theatre Three: locally impactful, nationally significant. Keep in touch with Theatre Three on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.


The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. Touring through three outdoor DFW venues, this 10-person boutique production of the six-time Tony Award®-winning musical comedy is unlike any that has been done before. Grab tickets to experience The Music Man at its third and final venue – the Texas Discovery Gardens – through July 4th by clicking below!

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