4B Board Gives Approval for New Downtown Mural

(Wichita Falls, TX) Today, the Wichita Falls 4B Sales Tax Corporation Board of Directors approved the installation and partial funding of a new mural on the Lindemann Building Parking Garage in Downtown Wichita Falls located at 7th and Indiana. The mural has been commissioned by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture.   The…

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September Arts Town Hall with Ramona Baker

Join us for our next Arts Virtual Town Hall. Ramona Baker will be joining us to discuss Nonprofit Board Development. Building on more than 25 years of experience as the CEO of nonprofits, Ramona helps organizations and individuals navigate change and strengthen their resilience in rapidly changing environments. As an expert in nonprofit leadership, she…

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WFAAC to Receive $50,000 Grant from the NEA

(Wichita Falls, TX) – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture announces it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Arts Alliance is one of only 44 organizations in the State of Texas, and among 855 organizations nationally to receive this…

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We’re Ready!

The arts help make our city unique! Artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations work every day to engage residents in creative projects that celebrate the heritage of our region and push us to think about the arts as a lever for community building. This work is more important now than ever before. Critical resources…

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Jesús Pantel joins August Arts Virtual Town Hall

Join us for our next Arts Virtual Town Hall. Jesús Pantel (full bio) from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division will be joining us! Jesús manages the almost $13 million Cultural Arts Funding Program and is familiar with both sides of arts funding, having worked as a Grant Writer for Pittsburgh’s multidisciplinary Squonk Opera. Jesús’…

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National Endowment for the Arts: The Road Forward

The National Endowment for the Arts is offering  guidance, based on a review and compilation of promising measures that arts organizations are taking to address COVID-19 to date. The list is not prescriptive or comprehensive. It does not supersede guidance from local, state, and national public health authorities. The tip sheet, The Road Forward, covers…

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Teaching Artists Workshops: Lincoln Center Activate

Lincoln Center Activate Join Lincoln Center  July 21–24 for Lincoln Center Activate, their newest professional development initiative! The virtual kick-off brings together teaching artists, educators, community artists, and arts leaders to build a global network that supports arts professionals in a changing landscape. Activate connects and inspires leaders in the education and community engagement fields…

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Texas Commission on the Arts Webinar: Staying Agile During the Pandemic

Smaller organizations have some advantages over their larger counterparts, like the ability to adapt and change more quickly. In this webinar, Margie Johnson Reese will discuss some strategies and considerations specific to smaller arts organizations to help them during this pandemic. Focusing on the strengths of the organization is key to finding a new path…

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Reese to accept Association of Teaching Artists 2020 Award 

The Association of Teaching Artists, the oldest independent organization serving Teaching Artists in the US, announced the winners of the 2020 Annual ATA Awards. The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will receive the Teaching Artist Ally Award at the annual event. The honor is given to teaching artists or organizations in acknowledgment of…

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Arts Virtual Town Halls Continue!

Artists, Arts Organizations, Arts Patrons – Let’s stay connected! Join us for our next Arts Virtual Town Hall.  This gathering can be accessed via Zoom by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/951277869?pwd=MDdiVFZuckpUbC9zOXVjNzVRNFVRdz09 Meeting ID: 951 277 869 Password: 948459 We’ll talk about our mutual concerns, figure out who’s already tackled challenges others may be facing, and share some…

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Margie to Receive Texas Association of Museums President’s Award

Today, The Texas Association of Museums announced the winners of its annual awards. We are excited to share that The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture’s Executive Director, Margie Reese, is the recipient of the 2020 President’s Award. Reese is being honored for her work organizing the Regional Museum Network (RMN).  The network was…

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