Artist Residency Fund Grant
TACA developed the TACA Artist Residency Fund in response to a need by the local arts community for greater support of unique artist-community engagement opportunities. The fund supports local projects that promote meaningful interaction between artists and the community. The fund also seeks to encourage thoughtful and relevant communication among arts organizations, artists and communities. Since the launch of the Artist Residency Fund in 2015, 13 innovative and impactful residencies have been supported with $300,000 in grant funds.
In 2018, TACA distributed $50,000 to support the artist residencies at three organizations. The 2018 Artist Residency Fund was made possible by the generosity of the Bowdon Family Foundation.
2019 TACA Artist Residency Fund Cycle
Applications for the 2019 TACA Artist Residency Fund Cycle will be available on Monday, April 29. The deadline to complete the Artist Residency Fund application is Friday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).
For specific information about eligibility, the review process and evaluative criteria, the application, and other information, please review the Grant Guidelines.
|April 29||Application Available|
|May 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.||Application Orientation #1 – Webinar Register Here|
|May 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Application Orientation #2 – One Arts Plaza Register Here|
|June 28 at 11:59 p.m. CST||Application Submission Deadline|
|June 29 – July 29||Application Evaluation; Finalists Determined|
|August 12-16||Finalist Interviews (Date/Time TBD)|
|August 29||TACA Board of Directors Approval|
|September 3||Award Notification|
- Applicant organizations must be a current recipient of a 2019 TACA Arts General Operating Grant.
- Previous Artist Residency Fund grant recipients that have projects in-process and have not yet submitted the Final Report form for their grant are not eligible to apply.
Applicants to the Artist Residency Fund should think creatively about the idea of an artistic residency application and submit proposals that focus on the purpose of this fund: To foster meaningful interactions between artists and the community.
Residencies may feature more than one visiting artist. The term “visiting” implies that the artist(s) engaged for the proposed residency is/are not a current employee of or otherwise affiliated with the applicant organization. The Artist Residency funds will not support residency programs in which the primary visiting artist(s) are already full-time affiliates, employees, or company/ensemble members.
Artists engaged for this residency can be based locally, nationally or internationally. If the visiting artist(s) are international, non-US citizens, appropriate documentation regarding ability to work in the United States is required. TACA encourages the engagement of Texas-based artists for the residency.
Applicant organizations and visiting artists must demonstrate a significant planning history and mutual fit for the proposed residency. Proposed residencies should be jointly created and/or curated by both the applicant organization and the visiting artist(s).
Residencies should include significant and meaningful interaction among visiting artists, local artists, and the target group(s), specified by the applicant organization. The application must reflect that the proposed residency will advance the mission of the applicant organization and will have clear benefits for the local community.
Residencies should primarily include live performing arts components and can be supplemented with other arts components, practices, or events. Cross-disciplinary programs are encouraged.
Each residency should seek to deepen the applicant organization’s engagement with a current target group and/or engage new target groups. The target group(s) for which the proposed residency is directed should be clearly articulated, along with specific strategies designed to best engage target group(s) in the intended way.
Grant recipients of the Artist Residency Fund have up to three (3) years from the date initial funds are disbursed to complete the project.
All applications are evaluated by a multi-disciplinary jury of local and national artists and arts experts. All applications are evaluated on the following criteria:
|45 Points||Change-Making Potential
Impact on the field/discipline
Impact on the future of the organization
Impact on the targeted group(s) and community
Methodology for measuring impact on the targeted group(s) and community
Impact on the career of the visiting artist(s)
|35 Points||Artistic Merit
Quality/track record of the artists involved
Residency is of high artistic quality or exemplary of the organization’s discipline
Relevance/fit with the organization’s mission and vision
Innovativeness and creativity
|20 Points||Executional Competence
Feasibility; assessment of the organization’s ability to execute the project as described
Adequacy of facilities and personnel for project scope
Finalist applicants will be determined by the jury through a detailed scoring process. All finalist organizations will be interviewed by local members of the jury to provide additional information about the residency and to enable funding recommendations. Funding recommendations from the jury are forwarded to the TACA Board of Directors for final approval.
TACA Artist Residency Fund Grant Recipients
CARA MÍA THEATRE CO.
KJ Sanchez, Playwright (2018) | $23,000
Residency Dates: February – May 2019
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
Dr. Sandra Snow, Conductor (2016) │ $10,000
Conducting Masterclass with Dr. Sandra Snow
Residency Dates: Saturday, March 25, 2017
DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE
Jamal Story, Choreographer (2015) │ $24,000
Cultural Awareness Series
Residency Dates: December 14, 2015; February 5, 2016
Performance Dates: February 19-21, 2016
TBA (2017) │ $10,000
DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY
Douglas Buchanan, Composer (2016) │ $60,000
The Sounds Between
Residency Dates: Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
DALLAS THEATER CENTER
Lear deBessonet, Theater Artist (2015) │ $35,000
Public Works Dallas: The Tempest
Residency Dates: Fall 2015 – Spring 2017
Performance Dates: March 3-5, 2017
Jonathan Norton, Playwright (2018) | $20,000
Dallas Theater Center Playwright-in-Residence
Residency Dates: February 2019 – May 2020
FINE ARTS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Baumer String Quartet (2018) | $7,000
Residency Dates: May 1 – 4, 2019
Sara Romersberger, Theatre Professor (2017) │ $25,000
The Transformation Project
Residency Dates: October 1, 2017 – August 18, 2018
ORCHESTRA OF NEW SPAIN
Danica Sena, Choreographer (2016) │ $29,560
Misa Flamenca: Seville and Spanish Dance, from Cathedral to the Street
Residency Dates: February 1 – 25, 2017
Performance Dates: February 15-17, 2017
Octavio Solis, Playwright
and Gustavo Tambascio, Director (2015) │ $30,000
Residency Dates: May 2017
Performance Dates: June 21 – July 22, 2017
THE DALLAS OPERA
Nicole Paiement, Conductor (2015) │ $11,000
The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
Residency Dates: June 2016 – June 2017
Performance Dates: December 2016
The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (2017) │ $15,000
Residency Dates: October 26-29, 2017