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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 nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

Arts Respond Project deadline: January 15, 2021
(for projects occurring April 1, 2021-August 31, 2021)
Grant applications & supporting materials due

Cultural Districts Designation: February 1, 2021
Letters of Intent due

Quarterly grants deadline: February 1, 2021
(for activities occurring March 15, 2021-June 14, 2021)
Arts Respond Performance Support
Grant applications & supporting materials due

Quarterly Commission meeting: March 2021

  • Review of pending grants
  • Final appeal
  • Funding decisions made

Arts Create operational support: March 1 or 15, 2021 (FY22)
Grant applications & supporting materials due (full application)

Quarterly grants deadline: May 3, 2021
(for activities occurring June 15 -August 31, 2021)
Arts Respond Performance Support
Grant applications & supporting materials due

Cultural Districts Project deadline: June 15, 2021 (FY22)
Grant applications & supporting materials due

Cultural Districts Designation Program: June 15, 2021
Applications & supporting materials due

Cultural District Activity Reports: June 15, 2021
Reports due from district managers

Quarterly Commission meeting: June 2021

  • Review of pending grants
  • Final appeal
  • Funding decisions made

Arts Respond Project deadline: July 15, 2021
(for projects beginning Sept. 1, 2021-March 31, 2022) (FY22)
Grant applications & supporting materials due

Quarterly grants deadline: August 1, 2021
(for activities occurring Sept 1 -December 14, 2021) (FY22)
Arts Respond Performance Support
Grant applications & supporting materials due

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