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Nominator Portal

Nominator Responsibilities

As a nominator, we expect you to do two things:

1. Observe artistic programming by nonprofit arts organizations in Dallas County. Just like you already do, go and see theater shows, dance and music performances, visual art exhibits, poetry readings, etc.—virtual or in-person. You’re welcome to see/go to whatever interests you most on your own schedule. TACA will not stipulate how you spend your money and time. The TACA team will share programming with you that may not be on your radar along the way. Just remember, we want to keep your role as a Nominator anonymous. Think of yourself as a “secret shopper” for the arts.

2. Nominate organizations for their artistic programming. After you commit to becoming a nominator, we will give you access to complete online nomination forms. Nominations are reviewed bi-monthly by a selection committee who ultimately determines the programs that best fit our criteria of: creativity & innovation, artistic impact, and accessibility & inclusion.

For a more thorough review of the Pop-Up Grant program and Nominator responsibilities, feel free to watch the recording of a Nominator Information Session recorded on January 31, 2024, below.

watch the nominator info session

Download the 2024 TACA Pop-UP Nominator Info Session Slides

Observation & Nomination Form

To submit artistic programs that you’ve observed and to make a nomination, please click on the button below. This is for TACA-selected nominators only.

Observation & Nomination Form

Artistic Programming Resources

There’s a lot of artistic programs happening in Dallas County! Check out what’s going on around town using the resources below.



CultureMap Dallas Calendar

Key Deadlines & Dates

January & February 2024 July & August 2024
Review Period: December 13 to February 11 Review period: June 23 to August 11
Nomination Deadline: Sunday, February 11 Nomination Deadline: Sunday, August 11
Grant Announcement: Wednesday, February 21 Grant Announcement: Wednesday, August 21
March & April 2024 September & October 2024
Review Period: February 12 to April 7 Review period: August 12 to October 13
Nomination Deadline: Sunday, April 7 Nomination Deadline: Sunday, October 13
Grant Announcement: Wednesday, April 17 Grant Announcement: Wednesday, October 23
May & June 2024 November & December 2024
Review period: April 8 to June 23 Review period: October 14 to December 8
Nomination Deadline: Sunday, June 23 Nomination Deadline: Sunday, December 8
Grant Announcement: Wednesday, July 3 Grant Announcement: Wednesday, December 18