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Artist Residency Fund

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 seek 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.

Read the 2018 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

2019 TACA Artist Residency Fund Cycle

The Grant Guidelines and application for the 2019 TACA Artist Residency Fund cycle will be available by April 29, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

TACA Artist Residency Fund Grant Recipients

CARA MÍA THEATRE CO. 
KJ Sanchez, Playwright (2018) | $23,000
Grandma’s Empanadas
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

JUNIOR PLAYERS
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

SHAKESPEARE DALLAS
Octavio Solis, Playwright
and Gustavo Tambascio, Director (2015) │ $30,000
Quixote
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

TITAS PRESENTS
The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (2017) │ $15,000
Residency Dates: October 26-29, 2017