Upcoming Texas Commission on the Arts Application Deadline and Updates

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TCA has some upcoming application deadlines. As always, the TCA staff is happy to discuss your goals and eligibility to determine which programs are right for you. You may also request that a TCA staff member review your application and provide feedback. Ideally, these requests would be made at least two weeks before the application deadline.  

Grant Program: Arts Respond Project This program provides 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. This program includes new funding specifically for art healing grants for active service members and veterans in the health & human services priority area. Activity dates must be: Between April 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020
Application deadline: Midnight on January 15, 2020
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 guidelines, video about the application process, contact TCA staff

Designation Program: Cultural Districts Designation This program designates special zones in cities and Texas communities that harness the power of cultural resources to stimulate economic development and community revitalization. Application deadline: Letter of Intent to apply due January 30; application due June 15
Application form: On Cultural Districts Program page
Resources: Program guidelines, contact TCA staff

Texas Touring Roster Inclusion The Texas Touring Roster is a listing of Texas-based artists and companies that tour the state to provide quality arts experiences. It is open to all artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater, literature, storytelling, visual arts, and film/media arts. Being listed on the Texas Touring Roster attests to an artist’s quality and allows the artist to refer potential clients to the Arts Respond Performance Support grant program for partial funding.
Application deadline: Midnight on January 31, 2020
Application form: On Submittable
Resources:Program guidelines, Required attachments checklist, FAQ with recorded videos, webinar on general audiovisual sample production, current Texas Touring Roster.  

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, 2020 and June 14, 2020
Application deadline: Midnight on February 1, 2020
Application form:Online
Resources: Grant guidelines, contact TCA staff