TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity-building, and thought leadership. Since its founding in 1967, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation. TACA’s growing investment in the arts translates to new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences to connect – all striving to make Dallas a dynamic city and a great place to live and work.
The Arts Community Alliance – announced that 45 Dallas County grantees will share $400,000 in its fourth round of Catalyst Grants. Catalyst Grants are distributed without restrictions and designed to support high-performing arts organizations that are strengthening Dallas’ vibrant arts identity.
“The generous contributions from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, both in support of TACA and last month’s record-breaking TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon, helped us cross the million-dollar mark for grant-making this fiscal year,” said Maura Sheffler, Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director. “Their gift allows us to achieve a grantmaking milestone for the first time since 2018, excluding the pandemic. Further, it allows TACA to make a historic investment in our arts community for this Spring Catalyst grant distribution. We are immensely grateful to the Jones family and our other Catalyst Club donors.”
TACA’s Spring 2023 Catalyst grantees include the following, listed in alphabetical order:
** New Catalyst Grant Recipient
“Our heartfelt gratitude to The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) for selecting Pegasus Media Project as a Catalyst Grant recipient,” said Niloo Javiland, Executive Director of the Pegasus Media Project, a new Catalyst grantee. “This generous support will greatly enhance our ability to continue providing exceptional public arts programming and education initiatives to the Dallas community. We are deeply appreciative of TACA’s commitment to fostering creativity and supporting organizations like ours in making a positive impact through the arts.”
Since the Catalyst Grant inception in 2021, TACA has awarded a total of $1,324,500 in funding as a complement to its ongoing Pop-Up Grant program and the TACA New Works Fund focusing on new artistic works by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or female artists.