Artist Residency Fund Grant

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, 17 innovative and impactful residencies have been supported with $370,000 in grant funds.

In 2019, TACA distributed $70,000 to support the artist residencies at four organizations. The 2019 Artist Residency Fund was made possible by the generosity of the Bowdon Family Foundation and Rea Charitable Trust.

If you are interested in supporting the Artist Residency Fund, please contact Elisabeth Galley, TACA’s Director of Development, at


Read the 2019 Press Release Here

We are honored to receive this grant award from the TACA Bowdon Family Foundation Artist Residency Fund for our work with the nationally renowned KJ Sanchez. KJ specializes in writing plays based on the words of people from grassroots communities while exploring innovative theatrical possibilities. I can’t think of a better match for Cara Mía Theatre to further expand our aesthetic and continue deepening our relationships with neighborhoods throughout Dallas.
David Lozano, Executive Artistic Director
Cara Mía Theatre Company
2018 TACA Artist Residency Fund Grant Recipient

2020 TACA Artist Residency Fund Cycle

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be available in Spring 2020.

Grant Guidelines

For specific information about eligibility, the review process and evaluative criteria, the application, and other information, please review the Grant Guidelines.


General Information

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Responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

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