TACA Announces Distribution of $346,000 to 43 Arts Organizations in Second Round of Catalyst Grants Funding June 6, 2022

Media Contact: Maura Sheffler, maura.sheffler@taca-arts.org, 443.534.1605

DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – announced today that 43 Dallas County grantees are recipients of its second round of Catalyst grants. Catalyst grants are distributed without restrictions and are made twice yearly in the fall and spring and are designed to support high-performing arts organizations in our community that are catalytic in strengthening Dallas’ vibrant arts identity.

The 43 Catalyst grantees are sharing $346,000, with grants ranging from $4,000 – $12,000.  Among the grantees, there are 6 grantees that are either new or not recently funded, including Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Artstillery, Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Echo Theatre, Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, and The Writer’s Garret. Grantees may use the funds as they wish on a range of expenses, such as program costs, salaries, administration, office expenses, technology, or other operational needs.

This year, TACA has awarded a total of $378,000 in funding and anticipates awarding at least an additional $500,000 through the ongoing Pop-Up Grant program, Fall 2022 Catalyst Grants, and the newly re-imagined TACA New Works Fund that focuses on new artistic works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or female artists.

“We at Artstillery are so excited to be the recipient of the TACA Catalyst Grant!,” said Artstillery team member, Maria Hobby. “This funding will help uplift our newest project in Fair Park opening this July 2022 titled In Spite of History Part 1. TACA is a supportive resource for Artstillery, and we are humbled and in gratitude for the opportunity to work with this progressive organization. This support allows us to continue to create immersive experiences uplifting community narratives in an elevated performative modality.”

TACA’s Spring Catalyst grantees include the following, listed in alphabetical order:

American Baroque Opera Company
Arts Mission Oak Cliff*
Avant Chamber Ballet
Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Blue Candlelight Music Series
Broadway Dallas
Bruce Wood Dance
Cara Mía Theatre Co.
Creative Arts Center of Dallas*
Cry Havoc Theater Company
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Center for Photography
Dallas Chamber Symphony
Dallas Children’s Theater
Dallas Contemporary
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Theater Center
Echo Theatre*
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
IMPRINT Theatreworks
Junior Players
Kitchen Dog Theater Company
Lone Star Wind Orchestra
Lumedia Musicworks
Nasher Sculpture Center
Plano Symphony Orchestra
Prism Movement Theater
Sammons Center for the Arts
Second Thought Theatre
Soul Rep Theatre Company
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park*
Teatro Dallas
Texas Ballet Theater
Texas Winds Musical Outreach
Theatre Three
The Dallas Opera
The Writer’s Garret*
Turtle Creek Chorale
Undermain Theatre
Uptown Players

* Indicates new TACA Grant Recipient

About TACA
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, 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, Twitter at @TACADallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

Header photo: Sweet Pass Sculpture Park. Photo by Trey Burns.

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