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New Works Fund

TACA New Works Fund Grants 2.0

TACA believes that 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. In today’s world, it is also imperative that we amplify and support artistic creation by artists underrepresented in the current canon of their respective artistic genres.

Beginning in 2022, the TACA New Works Fund grants aim to stimulate and support the creation and presentation of brand-new artistic works of literary, performing, and/or visual art by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and intersections therein.

read the grant guidelines

The TACA New Works Fund was created in response to a community-wide desire to to spur the creation of new works of performing art in North Texas. Between 2012 and 2019, the New Works Fund supported the creation of 28 new works of performing art with $900,000 in grants, further establishing North Texas as one of the nation’s major cultural incubators.


If you are interested in supporting future cycles of the New Works Fund, please click below or contact Cameron Kirkpatrick, Director of Development & Marketing at cameron.kirkpatrick@taca-arts.org or 214.520.3930.

Donate to the New Works Fund


Header photo (left to right): Carmen Menza (photo by Shawn Samuell), New Works Fund Recipient, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2019); Jonathan Norton, New Works Fund Recipient, African American Repertory Theatre (2012) and Dallas Theater Center (2017)

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