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Texas Commission on the Arts has several upcoming application deadlines for area nonprofits. According to TCA officials, nonprofit leaders can ask that a TCA staff member look over an application and give any feedback, however, these requests should be made two weeks before the application deadline.

Grant Program: Arts Respond Project 

Arts Respond Project grants provide project assistance grants to nonprofit arts organizations on a short-term basis and may include administrative costs directly related to the project. Projects must address one of the following priority areas: economic development, education, health & human services, public safety & criminal justice, or natural resources & agriculture. 

Activity dates must be: Between April 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 

Application deadline: Midnight on January 17, 2023 

Application form: Online 

Application Limit: Organizations may submit one application for this deadline. Organizations should not submit more than one application addressing the same priority area per fiscal year. 

Resources: Grant guidelinescontact TCA staffeligibility check by priority area recorded webinar about the grant program and online application process 

Designation Program: Cultural District Designation 

This program designates special zones in cities and Texas communities that harness the power of cultural resources to stimulate economic development and community revitalization. 

Application deadline: Letter of Intent to apply due January 31; application due June 15 

Application form: On Cultural Districts Program page 

Resources: Program guidelinescontact TCA staff

Grant Program: Arts Respond Performance Support 

This program provides professional artist fees to Texas nonprofits, schools, colleges, and units of government for hiring an artist from the Texas Touring Roster to do a performance. These applications are funded based on a percentage of contracted fees. We encourage you and the artist to discuss a contingency plan in case the activity cannot be held as anticipated, and to outline that plan in the performance contract. Please let us know if you have questions about the plan you are considering. 

Activity dates must start: Between March 15, 2023 and June 14, 2023 

Application deadline: Midnight on February 1, 2023 

Application form: Online 

Resources: Grant guidelinescontact TCA staff