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Texas Women for the Arts seeks grant proposals

Written by Mindia Whittier

Women from across the state have awarded 318 grants totaling $3.7 million to date.

Texas Women for the Arts (TWA), a program of the Texas Cultural Trust is accepting applications for funds to be awarded in spring 2023.

Texas Cultural Trust was established in 1995 to heighten awareness of art and culture in Texas and increase support for the arts as essential to improving public education and stimulating economic growth.

TWA is a statewide giving circle whose mission is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child. Established in 2005, TWA unites the financial forces of Texas women in funding arts education programs throughout the state. The purpose of the TWA grants are to directly fund programs that increase arts access.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis and are selected following a rigorous review process. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Applicants must be sponsored by current member of TWA. The Texas Cultural Trust does not assign sponsors to applications. Applicant have the responsibility to identify and solicit a TWA member to sponsor their application.

Organizations are eligible for funding for no more than two consecutive years. Applicants may reapply after a period of one year.

Top grantees may be invited to attend and accept their awards during the Texas Women for the Arts 2023 Annual Meeting. All grant awards will be announced at the meeting. Funding must be spent between June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024.

Additional information is available online. Proposals can be submitted through the Texas Cultural Trust website.

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Mindia Whittier