Take the 2022 Pop-Up Grants Survey! January 23, 2023

We Want to Hear From YOU!

In 2022, the Pop-Up Grants celebrated a wide range of innovative arts and culture programs that took place throughout Dallas. With each grant awarded, we have celebrated the creativity of Dallas artists and organizations who produced rich, intimate, immersive, or unexpected experiences, and that reflected the Dallas community’s rich cultural traditions and diverse ideas.

Spend some time reliving the innovative and inspirational work from our 2022 Pop-Up Grant recipients, and then tell us – which programs rose to the top of your 2022 list? This survey will help TACA as we collect information about the impact that the incredible Dallas arts community had throughout the year.


2022 Pop-Up Grants By The Numbers

In 2022, TACA awarded $130,000 in Pop-Up Grants to 28 projects from 22 organizations. $54,000 was unrestricted funds, and $76,000 was Artist Bonus Funds, supporting 246 Artists. The average Key Artist Payment was $402, and the average Supporting Artists Payment was $201.

2022 Pop-Up Grant Recipients

We’ve assembled all our announcements in one place so you can get into the details on what each of these groups accomplished and why our Nominators thought they were ideal for a Pop-Up Grant! Read all about the 2022 recipients below.


Verdigris Ensemble – Photo by Richard Hill

January & February

Cara Mia Theatre Company – Luchadora!
Nasher Sculpture Center – Carne y Arena
Teatro Dallas – Pastor’s Paradox
Verdigris Ensemble – Betty’s Notebook

Read more about the january-february recipients


Bruce Wood Dance – Photo by Sharen Bradford

March & April

AT&T Performing Arts Center – Rage by Janelle Gray
Bruce Wood Dance & Dallas Museum of Art – Slip Zone Suite
Dallas Theater Center – Sound of Music
Nasher Sculpture Center – Sculpting Sound

Read more about the March-april Pop-up recipients


Theatre Three’s “Stede Bonnet.” Photo by Jeffrey Schmidt.

May & June

AT&T Performing Arts Center – Griots by Bandan Koro
Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Yanga
Fair Assembly – Macbeth
Orchestra of New Spain – Celebrating Juneteenth
Theatre Three – Stede Bonnet: A F*cking Pirate Musical

Read more about the may-june Pop-up recipients

Artstillery’s “In Spite of History, Pt. 1,” photo by Can Turkyilmaz

July & August

Dallas Theater Center – Public Works Dallas: The Odessey
Artstillery – In Spite of History, Part 1
Turtle Creek Chorale – Let Us March On!
Nasher Sculpture Center – Sculpting Sound

Read more about the july-august Pop-up recipients


Cara Mía Theatre – Photo by Jay Williams

September & October

Latino Arts Project – Yanga
The Walls at Pleasant Grove – Stylesfest
Cara Mia Theatre Co. – Latinidades: Festival of Latinx Theatre
The Classics Theatre Project – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Echo Theatre – Echo Offstage Podcast
The Dallas Opera – Rigoletto (Livestream)

Read more about the September-October Pop-Up Recipients

AT&T Performing Arts Center: Bombshell Dance Company’s “In the Conservatory with the Knife” – Photo by Kyle Montgomery

November & December

AT&T Performing Arts Center – In the Conservatory with the Knife by Bombshell Dance Project
Soul Rep Theater – Travisville
Pegasus Contemporary Ballet – Fall Into Dance
Teatro Dallas – Ashes of Light

Read more about the November-December Pop-Up Recipients

Please let us know your top Pop-Up Grant recipients at the survey link below! We want to hear who made a big impression in 2022.

2022 pop-up grants survey

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