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 19, 2023, below.
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.
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.
Key Deadlines & Dates
|January & February 2023||July & August 2023|
|Review Period: December 13 to February 19||Review period: June 20 to August 20|
|Nomination Deadline: Sunday, February 19||Nomination Deadline: Sunday, August 20|
|Grant Announcement: Wednesday, March 1||Grant Announcement: Wednesday, August 31|
|March & April 2023||July & August 2023|
|Review Period: February 21 to April 16||Review period: June 20 to August 20|
|Nomination Deadline: Sunday, April 16||Nomination Deadline: Sunday, August 20|
|Grant Announcement: Wednesday, April 26||Grant Announcement: Wednesday, August 31|
|May & June 2023||November & December 2023|
|Review period: April 25 to June 18||Review period: October 17 to December 10|
|Nomination Deadline: Sunday, June 18||Nomination Deadline: Sunday, December 10|
|Grant Announcement: Wednesday, June 28||Grant Announcement: Wednesday, December 18|