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TACA COVID-19 Grants FAQ

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Published on July 20, 2020 – Updated July 21, 2020

Over the summer months, we have worked to evaluate the feasibility of our grant programs as they existed prior to March 2020 and determine the most reasonable and impactful path forward for TACA and its stakeholders. This evaluation has resulted in a significant shift in our grantmaking offerings through from August 2020 through June 2021. Please read below to learn more:

For Grant Applicants

What grantmaking programs will TACA have available through June 2021?

In response to COVID-19, TACA has temporarily suspended the Arts General Operating Grant Program, the New Works Fund and Artist Residency Fund grant programs. In 2020-2021, TACA will offer two alternative grant programs as part of the TACA Resiliency Initiative (TRI)Resiliency Grants and Pop-Up Grants.

Who is eligible for Resiliency Grants?

Due to the limited funding that may be available, eligibility for Resiliency Grants is limited to organizations that were funded by TACA through the Arts General Operating (AGO) Grant program in 2018, 2019 or 2020. If you are unsure if your organization is eligible, you can view a list of eligible organizations here.

Who is eligible for Pop-Up Grants?

Pop-Up Grants will be made to nonprofit 501c3 arts organizations or fiscally-sponsored arts organizations based in Dallas County that are producing or presenting educational, community or artistic programming – live, virtually or using other mediums.

When will applications be available for these programs?

The Resiliency Grants Program will have three distribution cycles – October 2020, February 2021 and June 2021. Applications will be available in September 2020 for the October cycle, January 2021 for the February cycle, and May 2021 for the June 2021. To learn more about Resiliency Grants, click here.

The Pop-Up Grants Program makes awards through a nomination-based process. However, organizations are encouraged to submit events or program that meet our Funding Criteria for potential consideration through this form. To learn more and to review the Pop-Up Grants Funding Criteria, click here.

If my organization is eligible for a Resiliency Grant, can I apply for all three cycles?

Yes. Organizations that are eligible for Resiliency Grants can apply for funding in all three cycles.

If I am new to TACA, what grant programs are available to my organization?

If your organization is new to TACA or has not been funded in the 2018, 2019 or 2020 AGO Grant cycles, the Pop-Up Grant Program is the only funding opportunity available to you at this time. To learn more about TACA Pop-Up Grants, click here.

If I receive a Resiliency Grant or a Pop-Up Grant, do I need to submit a grant report?

There are no reporting requirements for either the Resiliency Grants or Pop-Up Grants programs.

When does TACA expect to resume its Arts General Operating Grant Programs?

TACA is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its effect on the arts community in North Texas. Presently, we are unable to provide an expected resumption date for any of these programs, though we anticipate that it will be July 2021 or later. Please monitor the Arts General Operating Grant page on our website as updated information will be included there when available.

 

For Current Grantees

Will canceling or postponing events impact my relationship with TACA?

Not at all. You should do what is necessary for your well-being and/or the well-being of your organization and constituents.

If I have an in-process New Works or Artist Residency Grant from TACA and my program is either cancelled or modified, what do I do?

As of April 2, 2020, TACA lifted the restrictions on all in-process New Works and Artist Residency Fund grants. This means that we gave those organizations permission to use those previously restricted grant monies to fill any operational needs resulting from the current public health crisis to help ensure continued operations. If you feel that this applies to a grant your organization may have in-process, please contact Greg Oertel, Programs & Marketing Manager, at greg.oertel@taca-arts.org.

When does TACA expect to resume its New Works Fund and Artist Residency Fund Grant Programs?

TACA is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its effect on the arts community in North Texas. Presently, we are unable to provide an expected resumption date for either of these programs, though we anticipate that it will be July 2021 or later. Please monitor the New Works Fund and Artist Residency Fund pages on our website as updated information will be included there when available.