The Institutional Partners Program allows arts organizations across the state to share information and promotion through electronic media. It is our hope that this collaboration will raise statewide cultural awareness of the work art institutions continue to do on behalf of Texans everywhere.

The Institutional Partner program began as a component of the Texas Medal of Arts Awards in 2005 and has evolved into a network to share information and innovation.  No funds are necessary for participation.  The TMAAs is a major aspect of this program, and each partner receives 2 preferred-level tickets to this biennial event.  The awards honor and celebrate Texans who have made powerful contributions to the arts in Texas and around the world through their creative achievement or philanthropic support.  Mark your calendars!  The next Texas Medal of Arts Awards will be held on February 24 and 25, 2015 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Additional Institutional Partner Benefits

  • Name Recognition and link as an Institutional Partner on Texas Cultural Trust website
  • Promotional opportunities on the Trust’s social media channels
  • Priority referrals as field experts for media inquiries received and vetted by Trust Communications staff
  • Linked to sharing network of arts organizations for all disciplines statewide
  • Opportunity to be highlighted in the Texas Cultural Trust quarterly e-newsletter

Become an Institutional Partner

The Institutional Partner program is a network of arts organizations from around the state created to share information and ideas. Your partnership helps connect the arts and culture in the communities of our great state. We would love for you to join our circle of friends.

Since its inception, it has grown into a communication network to exchange innovative ideas, creative solutions and technological advances. We want to share the best of Texas. We want your stories.

Please join us by contacting Ellen Mason, Communications Manager, by phone at 512.536.1412 or by email.

Current Institutional Sponsors

If you are a current Institutional Partner and want to update your information, please click here.




Corpus Christi



El Paso

Fort Worth




San Antonio

San Marcos