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Registration for Creative Forces Conference Now Open

Texas Commission on the Arts  

invites you to the  

Texas Creative Forces Arts and Military Conference


January 29 & 30, 2018 
Killeen, Texas
Open to artists, arts providers, arts therapists, the military community, and the general public.
Creative Forces is creating a community-based military and family support network to provide increased opportunities for arts programs in and around Fort Hood.
Register now for this free conference, which will introduce related arts programming available in central Texas. You may register for both days, or just one.
The conference will include:
  • demonstrations by artists and Creative Forces program participants
  • best practices in arts activities for the military community
  • an arts providers meet & greet
  • discussions of arts needs and experiences in the military community
Day one (January 29, 2018, 8 AM – 4 PM) will take place at the Shilo Inn (3701 South WS Young Drive, Killeen, TX 76542) and will be centered on local arts providers and their programs. This will include a chance for attendees to participate in art activities, to learn about best practices, and to meet arts providers.
Day two (January 30, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4 PM) will take place at Fort Hood and will be centered around what is happening on the Fort Hood base. This will be a chance for military personnel to talk about their needs and to share experiences.

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, plus state and local arts agencies. The network places creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care at 11 military medical facilities across the country, including Fort Hood.

Learn more about the national Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network here.

TCA staff is available by phone or email to answer any specific questions:
Chuck Winkler, Program Administrator
Dana Douglass Swann, Executive Assistant

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TCA’s Free Professional Development Webinar: Growing Your Organization Strategically Dec. 13

Free Professional Development Webinar Series
     Please join us for a webinar on:

 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM CST
     Register now!
    Growing Your Organization Strategically
Ready to take your organization to the next level?  Learn how to grow your organization strategically from an expert!  Barbara Morgan, the co-founder and executive director of the Austin Film Festival will present our next webinar: Growing Your Organization Strategically.  Over the past 24 years under Barbara’s direction, AFF has grown the from an idea into an 8-day film festival.  This year’s festival included 175 films; 200 panels and workshops; and attracted over 15,000 attendees from across the globe.  Barbara will discuss setting reasonable goals for growth, shifting attitudes to encourage change, as well as evaluating, adapting, and measuring your success.
     About the Presenter:
Barbara Morgan

co-founded the Austin Film Festival in 1993 and has served as the sole executive director since 1999.  Barbara developed and produced the film Natural Selection and co-produced the feature documentary Antone’s: Home of the Blues. Both films were released internationally. Most recently, she produced the documentary feature Portrait of Wally and the narrative feature Spring Eddy. She developed and produces the TV and radio series Austin Film Festival’s On Story, currently airing on PBS stations across the country as well as on Public Radio International. Barbara co-edited the books On Story – Screenwriters and Their Craft and On Story – Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films, both published by University of Texas Press. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her daughter.

Please note that space is limited for this free event.

We record these webinars and make them available afterwards.  

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A message to those affected by Hurricane Harvey from the Texas Commission on the Arts

AUGUST 28, 2017

The Texas Commission on the Arts has been following the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. We hope you are reading this message in safety and comfort.

We are working with the National Endowment for the Arts to assess the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the arts field in Texas. If your arts organization has been impacted by Harvey and/or subsequent flooding, please email TCA Deputy Director Jim Bob McMillanor call him at 512/936-6572. We understand that you may not yet know the extent of the damages you have sustained (or, in some cases, will sustain), but please check in with your organization name; your name, title, and contact information; and any information you have so far about your organization’s impacted property. If you are aware of other arts organizations affected by Harvey, please let us know and we’ll follow up with them. Professional artists, we’d like to hear from you, too.


We are compiling disaster recovery resources offered by other governmental agencies and nonprofits for arts organizations and artists. Please visit our web page for a complete list.

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The Texas Commission on the Arts receives funding from the Texas State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas: State of the Arts license plate, the Texas Cultural Trust, and Texas Women for the Arts.

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