New Works Fund

TACA New Works Fund Grants 2.0

Presented by

with additional support from

and The Rea Charitable Trust

Founding Donor

Donna Wilhelm Family Fund

ACA 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.

The 2024 Grant Guidelines are available at the link below. Please click the red button to download.

The TACA New Works Fund was created in response to a community-wide desire to spur the creation of new works of performing art in North Texas. Between 2012 and 2022, the New Works Fund supported the creation of 33 new works of performing art with over $1 million in grants, further establishing North Texas as one of the nation’s major cultural incubators.

Additional Support for the 2023 TACA New Works Fund provided by

Anne Davidson

with founding support from

The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund

For questions regarding the New Works Fund, please contact Anne Kogan, TACA’s Programs Director, at

If you are interested in supporting future cycles of the New Works Fund, please contact Jim Jenner, Director of Development, at or 214-862-7102.