April Virtual Town Hall with Ann Graham

Join the Alliance for our next Virtual Arts Town Hall. Our guest speaker for April will be Ann Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts. Ms. Graham has been a longtime advocate in the civic arena and has a deep passion for the arts and the role they play in building and strengthening our…

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RESCHEDULED: Arts Town Hall with Ann Graham

The Alliance has rescheduled the guest speaker originally slated for our February Arts Town Hall. The Advocacy Session with Ann Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts, will now take place on April 15 at 10:30 a.m. Join us via Zoom! This gathering can be accessed via Zoom by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ArtsTownHall Meeting ID: 951…

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RESCHEDULED: February Arts Town Hall

Due to the widespread power outages, The Alliance is rescheduling the February Arts Town Hall. The Advocacy Session with Ann Graham will take place April 15 at 10:30 a.m. We encourage everyone to check the City of Wichita Falls social media sites for winter weather resources.    

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2021/2022 City of Wichita Falls Arts Grant Program Dates

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will soon be accepting applications for the City of Wichita Falls 2021/2022 Arts & Culture Grants Program. Through a competitive grant evaluation process, support will be awarded to arts programs or projects designed to increase tourism, serve as a catalyst for economic growth, and encourage public participation…

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Understanding the Save Our Stages Act

Resources for the Texas Music Industry  Understanding the Save Our Stages Act: How Music Venues Apply For SBA Pandemic Assistance When: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central Time Where: Online Webinar About: The Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance is partnering with the Texas Music Office to connect Texas small businesses…

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Margie Reese Interviewed for “All Things Considered”

Arts and culture make up a huge, $877 billion industry that generates more than five million jobs across the country. But the amount of federal funding for the arts is tiny when compared with smaller industries like agriculture — so what are arts organizations hoping for under the Biden administration? The National Endowment for the…

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Top Fundraising Trends for 2021

Scot Chisholm of Candid. outlines the top trends for fundraising in 2021. The entire social sector learned a valuable lesson in 2020: even the most rigorous planning can’t insulate us from the need to be flexible and adapt to the changing world around us. At the same time, our industry has shown remarkable resilience in…

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Arts Virtual Town Halls to Continue in January

Virtual Arts Town Hall Meetings return in 2021! Join us as we welcome Pam Gosline, Mayor of Vernon, and Amanda Lehman, Director of Tourism. They’ll be discussing the role of art in their city, and why an arts initiative is important for their community. We’ll connect via zoom on Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.…

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Innovation Spotlight: Falls Town Players

The Falls Town Players have been exploring innovative ways bring the performing arts to Wichita Falls all year. The volunteers will be hosting drive-in theatre experiences this month in parking lots at MSU and at Backdoor Theatre! The cast has been rehearsing via Zoom. Spots for the upcoming performances are limited so reserve your spots soon!…

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Arts and Culture Assessment Now Online

The 2020 Arts and Culture Assessment is now online! In 2011, the Wichita Falls community engaged in a process to develop its first community cultural plan, culminating in the Arts and Cultural Plan for Wichita Falls (the Cultural Plan), which was released in 2012. The goal was to develop a comprehensive framework to guide development…

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TCA 2021 Deadlines

Mark your calendar! The Texas Commission on the Arts has several deadlines coming up for its 2021 grants cycle. The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the…

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Final 2020 Arts and Culture Town Hall Now Online

We had an amazing turnout for our final Virtual Arts Town Hall of 2020. More than 40 people attended live! If you happened to miss it, you’re in luck! You can catch the all the highlights from the “State of the Arts” address from Alliance Executive Director Margie Reese. You can watch below, or head…

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