New Works Fund

Yana Wana's Legend of the Bluebonnet
Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet
Cara Mía Theatre Co. & Dallas Children’s Theater
(Photo Credit: Karen Almond)

TACA New Works Fund Grants

New works of art are vital to a vibrant arts community. New works support local artists, explore new ideas, inspire innovation, challenge traditional thinking, and keep art fresh and relevant. But creating new work also means taking risks, which is challenging for many arts organizations. The TACA New Works Fund makes it possible for more organizations to take those risks and create original works with the potential for national and international impact.

Since the launch of the New Works Fund in 2012, 28 new works have been supported with $900,000 in grants, further establishing North Texas as one of the nation’s major cultural incubators.

In 2019, TACA distributed $150,000 to support the creation of new work at seven organizations. The 2019 New Works Fund was made possible by the Hersh Foundation, the Sapphire Foundation, and the Donna Wilhelm Family Fund.

If you are interested in supporting the New Works Fund, please contact Julie Bice, Senior Development Manager, at


Read the 2019 Press Release Here

SOLUNA has always been a festival in which the Dallas Symphony pushes beyond its traditional genres and performances to engage and connect with audiences in new ways. Caravan - A Revolution on the Road is an extension of that and directly discusses important and tragic events from Dallas’s recent history. We are grateful to TACA for their generosity and support in demonstrating how music and art can be the catalyst for positive and meaningful social change.

Kim Noltemy, President & CEO
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2018 TACA New Works Fund Grant Recipient

2020 TACA New Works Fund Cycle

More information will be available soon.