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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, 2024 and August 31, 2024

Application deadline: Midnight on January 16, 2024

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 staff

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 vitality.

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

Designation Program: Touring Roster Inclusion

Texas-based nonprofits, individuals, universities, and unincorporated/for-profit groups providing arts performances apply to be included on the 2024-2026 Texas Touring Roster. See separate article in this newsletter.

Application deadline: January 31, 2024

Application form: On Submittable

Resources: Program guidelinesFAQcontact 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.

Activity dates must start: Between March 15, 2024 and June 14, 2024

Application deadline: Midnight on February 1, 2024

Application form: Online

Resources: Grant guidelinescontact TCA staffFAQ