TACA Announces Catalyst Grant Funding, Bringing Total Investment in 2023-2024 to Over $1 Million

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DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – announced today that 50 Dallas County grantees will share $670,000 in 2024 Catalyst Grant funding. Catalyst grants are distributed without restrictions and designed to support high-performing arts organizations that are strengthening Dallas’ vibrant arts identity. In its 2023-2024 fiscal year, TACA also provided financial support for the arts community through its New Works Fund, Pop-Up Grant program, Arts Accelerator Program, and other arts partner investments for its other events and programs. 

“Since the re-opening of many arts organizations following the pandemic, we’ve seen an upsurge in the need for unrestricted funding for the arts in our community,” said Maura Sheffler, Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director. “We are happy to meet that need thanks to our generous donors. This year, we’re thrilled to announce 2024 Catalyst Grant support for 50 organizations representing music, theater, dance, visual arts and literature, each contributing to our city’s vibrancy as an important center for arts and culture.”  

2024 TACA Catalyst Grantees are

* New or not recently funded TACA Catalyst grant recipient 

“Junior Players is so grateful to TACA for their continued and varied support of arts organizations throughout the DFW area. TACA helps keep local arts nonprofits in the mind and heart of our community,” said Rosaura Cruz, Executive Director of Junior Players. “TACA’s new initiatives like District Socials foster collaboration and partnerships, empower unexpected conversations, and ignite creative new ways for the Dallas arts scene to engage with our vibrant neighborhoods. While all nonprofits understand the importance of financial support, especially ongoing financial support, special thanks must be given to TACA for their emphasis on continuing their Catalyst grants, which provide unrestricted funding to nonprofit arts organizations to use as we see fit. Their support coupled with their trust in arts organizations allows us the financial and creative freedom to bring innovative new programs to Dallas, ensuring that our arts landscape continues to grow and flourish!”  

Emily Bernet, Executive Director of first-time Catalyst Grant recipient Bombshell Dance Project added, “We are excited and honored to be a recipient of TACA’s Catalyst Grant. The magic of the Catalyst Grant is that it will allow us to use funds however they are needed as we bring new projects to life this year. This crucial support comes alongside TACA’s Arts Accelerator program, Pop Up Grants, and events that have connected us to other Dallas organizations, helping Bombshell enter an exciting phase of growth that will increase our impact in the Dallas community.” 

Since the Catalyst Grant was rebranded in 2021, TACA has awarded a total of $1,994,500 in funding as a complement to its ongoing Pop-Up Grant program and the TACA New Works Fund focusing on new artistic works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or female artists. 

About TACA   

 TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – supports excellence and impact in the arts through grantmaking, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. Since its founding in 1967, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation. TACA’s growing investment in the arts translates to new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences to connect – all striving to make Dallas a dynamic city and a great place to live and work. 

For more information about TACA, call 214-520-3930 or visit taca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at Facebook.com/tacadallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas