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New Works Fund

TACA New Works Fund Grants

The TACA New Works Fund was created to stimulate, within the Dallas arts community, innovative new works of music, dance and theater in Dallas demonstrating artistic excellence and transformational relevance that increase the innovative capacity of the applicant organization and audience enlightenment.

Since the launch of the New Works Fund in 2012, 20 adventurous, risk-worthy new works have been supported, further establishing North Texas as one of the nation’s major cultural incubators.

The 2018 New Works Fund is made possible by the Hersh Foundation, the Sapphire Foundation, and the Donna Wilhelm Family Fund.

Why is New Work important?

“I’ve been extremely impressed with TACA’s commitment to new works. If we want to keep Dallas in the national conversation, we have to produce home grown work to export to other cities, rather than consistently importing works that have already premiered in other parts of the country.”

Survey Respondent
Strategic Planning Environmental Research
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)

2019 TACA New Works Fund Cycle

The Grant Guidelines for the 2019 TACA New Works Fund cycle will be available mid-March 2019. The application will be available on April 29, 2019.

 

 


TACA New Works Fund Grant Recipients

AFRICAN AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE
Homeschooled (2012) │ $25,000
Jonathan Norton, Playwright
Performance Dates: September 2013

BRUCE WOOD DANCE PROJECT
Chasing Home (2016) │ $70,000
Albert Drake, Choreographer
Joseph Thalken, Composer, Pianist, Arranger & Conductor
Performance Dates: June 2017

CARA MÍA THEATRE COMPANY
The Dreamers: A Bloodline (2012) │ $25,000
Cara Mía Artistic Ensemble
Performance Dates: May-June 2013

CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
This is the Key & Song to the Moon (2018) │ $25,000
Alan Bullard, Composer
Performance Dates: April 7, 2019

DALLAS BACH SOCIETY
Le Mozart Noir (2014) │ $25,000
In collaboration with Contemporary Ballet Dallas
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Composer
Valerie Shelton-Tabor, Choreographer
Performance Dates: February 2016

DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE
Tribute (2016) │ $30,000
Matthew Rushing, Choreographer
Ted Rosenthal, Composer
Performance Dates: November 2016

Uncharted Territory (2017) │ $20,000
Bridget L. Moore, Choreographer
Performance Dates: November 3-5, 2017

DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER
Skippyjon Jones (2014) │ $25,000
Linda Daugherty, Playwright
Nick Martin, Composer and Librettist
Performance Dates: January – February 2015

Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet (2017) │ $25,000
A co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Company
María F. Rocha and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Authors
Héctor Martínez Morales, Composer
Evelio Flores, Choreographer
Performance Dates: March 23 – April 8, 2018

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Caravan: A Revolution on the Road (2018) │ $37,500
Terence Blanchard, Rennie Harris and Andrew Scott
Performance Date: April 4, 2019

DALLAS THEATER CENTER
Stagger Lee (2012) │ $50,000
Will Power and Justin Ellington, Playwrights
Performance Dates: January – February 2015

Deferred Action (2015) │ $50,000
A co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Company
David Lozano and Lee Trull, Playwrights
Performance Dates: April – May 2016

Penny Candy (2017) │ $55,000
Jonathan Norton, Playwright
Performance Dates: Fall 2018

FINE ARTS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Universal Language (2014) │ $25,000
Margaret Barrett, Composer
Dr. David Silva, Librettist
Performance Dates: November 2014

KITCHEN DOG THEATER
The Thrush and the Woodpecker and
Blackberry Winter (2015) │ $50,000
Steve Yockey, Playwright
Performance Dates: May – June 2016

SECOND THOUGHT THEATRE
Booth (2013) │ $40,000
Steven Walters and Erik Archilla, Playwrights
Performance Dates: May – June 2014

THE DALLAS OPERA
Everest (2014) │ $25,000
Joby Talbot, Composer
Gene Scheer, Librettist
Performance Dates: January – February 2015

TBA (2018) | $50,000
TBA

UNDERMAIN THEATRE
Abraham Zobell’s
Home Movie: Final Reel (2013) │ $40,000
Len Jenkin, Playwright
Performance Dates: January – February 2014

VOICES OF CHANGE
Tibet Fantasia (2013) │ $20,000
Xi Wang, Composer
Performance Dates: March 2015