Applications Are Now Open for Texas Women for the Arts Grants

by Texas Cultural Trust

Texas Cultural Trust’s Texas Women for the Arts membership program champions organizations that “awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child”; application closes on December 1, 2023

AUSTIN, TX [OCTOBER 1, 2023] – The Texas Cultural Trust (TXCT), a nonprofit increasing awareness, access, and support for the arts, arts education, artists, and the arts and culture industry in Texas, has announced that their Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) grant application is open. Awarding between $250,000 and $450,000 annually, Texas Women for the Arts provides essential funding to support arts education initiatives and increase access to the arts for children in Texas.

Since 2005, Texas Women for the Arts, has awarded more than $4 million in grants to more than 300 Texas arts organizations, impacting nearly 3.6 million children.

The grants are awarded on an annual basis in the spring, and are selected following a rigorous review process by TWA members. In 2023, TWA awarded more than $294,000 in grants to 41 arts programs across the state. The 2024 grant recipients will be announced in May 2024 at the 18th Annual TWA Meeting, to be held in Austin, Texas.

2023 – 2024 Grant application criteria:

  • Applicants must have a 501(c)(3) designation with the following exceptions: religious organizations and city/county/state historical agencies.
  • Current grantees are not eligible to apply after two (2) consecutive years of funding. Applicants may reapply after a waiting period of one (1) year.
  • Applications must be sponsored by a current TWA member. Please note: The Texas Cultural Trust does not assign sponsors. It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify and solicit a TWA member to sponsor their application.
  • To be eligible for consideration, the program for which applicants are seeking funding must reflect the mission of TWA: To awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child.

Texas Women for the Arts is composed of influential women from across the state who are passionate about the arts and arts access. Members have the opportunity to nominate arts organizations in their region.

To learn more about TWA membership, TWA grants, and how to help provide access to the arts in your community, visit the Texas Cultural Trust website, Texas Cultural Trust. .

For more information, email with the subject line “TWA Grants.”

The Texas Cultural Trust, established in 1995, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and increasing access and awareness for the arts across the state. Programs of the organization include the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Arts Access, Art Can, Texas Young Masters, Texas Women for the Arts, and Partners in the Arts. Texas Cultural Trust efforts are amplified by supporters who are instrumental in the success of leading a cohesive voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of the state. For more information, visit


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