Comprehensive Calendars

We would like to say a big thank you to the MPEC and Ms. Lindsay Greer, for hosting our July Networking meeting. We had a wonderful discussion and can only continue to make strives as a community if we keep working together. Be sure to check out the centers resources for partnerships, events, and promotion!…

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Leadership Arts Institute

Join the next generation of business leaders for the arts! Learn about LAI and how you can apply for the 2016-2017 class.   Each year, a limited number of business professionals are selected for LAI. The program provides training in leadership, nonprofit board best practices, and knowledge of critical issues affecting cultural institutions in North…

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Americans for the Arts Releases Best Practices for Public Art Projects

At the 2016 Annual Convention and Public Art Preconference in Boston, the Public Art Network (PAN) Council announced the release of a set of best practices for public art projects. The project, led by PAN Council Chair Sarah Conley Odenkirk, is the culmunation of five years of information gathering, listening sessions, and coordination to develop…

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Mrs. Leann Binford

Bravo to our May Networking presenter Mrs. LeAnn Binford.   Federal grants are a stretch – but well worth it if we are successful.  Her encouragement, facts and strategies made us think about pushing forward to broaden our base of funding for the arts! It would be great if we all moved quickly just to…

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Workshop Wonders

and thanks…   To all those arts organizations that attended The Alliance’s first grants workshop on April 25!   Tons of questions, lots of information and just a little bit of anxiety about getting the new grants application done by the May 23 deadline. If you haven’t signed up to attend one of the next two…

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Mr. Jim Bob McMillan

Wichita Falls and The Alliance would like to thank Mr. Jim Bob McMillan for sharing his range of experience and knowledge at our April 14 Arts Networking session. Mr. McMillan is the Deputy Director at Texas Commission on the Arts. His lecture over the TCA grant programs and the grant application process was truly educational…

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Mrs. Erin Offord

A big Wichita Falls thank you to Mrs. Erin Offord for facilitating a great conversation at our March 10th Arts Networking session. Partnerships seem tough and are not always easy to manage, so we appreciate the tips, strategies and ideas! Ms. Offord of Senior Director of Programs at Big Thought, a Learning Partnership based in…

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City Council partners with the new Alliance for Arts and Culture

At its March 1, 2016 Council meeting, the Wichita Falls City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) and the City of Wichita Falls to transfer the responsibility for managing the city’s budget allocation for funding the arts. This landmark agreement is a new…

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East meets West in 'Crosscurrent' art show

Noburu Nakamura is one of 11 Japanese artists who has traveled to Texas for an art exchange show at Midwestern State University.(Photo: Contributed) Texas, the wild West. Japan, the Far East. And the twain shall meet. In March 2015, eight Japanese artists hosted a group of 14 regional Texas artists and one California artist at the…

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Creative Forces at Fort Hood, video-making pro tips, new overtime rules, and more!

  Recently, at an event held at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense announced the expansion of their partnership into Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The expanded Creative Forces program places…

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