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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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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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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The Arts Recommend: Recipes!

Enjoy these recipes from the Wichita Falls Arts & Culture community! Want to submit a dish? Email info@wichitafallsarts.org Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture: Margie’s Creole Comfort Food Chop and put aside in a bowl: Green onions (three or four stems) Green bell pepper (one-half) Yellow onion (one-half) Celery – Three or four stalks…

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National Artist/Creative Worker Relief Fund

Today, a consortium of funders announced the creation of the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19. Americans for…

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A+ Initiative for Parents and Teachers

April 7, 2020 (Wichita Falls, TX) – Schools may be closed, but the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) is open to help parents and teachers connect the arts to academic learning at home. Today, The Alliance announces its A+ Initiative, an arts-integrated approach to reinforcing the knowledge and skills children need…

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Wichita Falls Arts and Culture Cancellations and Delays

  Arts and Culture events in Wichita Falls that are canceled, delayed or postponed due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will be posted here. To update your event status, email info@wichitafallsarts.org. We will be updating the Arts and Culture calendar as appropriate. A list of citywide closures, along with other health information, can be found here.…

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Virtual Arts Town Hall – Thursday, April 2

A Letter from Margie: As community activators, I bet you are spending some of your time these days much like I am; watching this national crisis unfold and trying hard to imagine what lies ahead. It’s a lot to handle—the concerns, the constant change, and the uncertainty—all caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All of…

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Senior Day at the Museum of North Texas History

Senior Day February 29, 2020 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to docent-led tours of the exhibition, Senior Day will feature  baseball film screenings, and a lecture by Dr. Raymond Doswell, Vice-President of Curatorial Services at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Doswell’s lecture will take place at 2 p.m.…

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