Support in a Time of COVID-19

The arts have had a tremendous impact on the world since the beginning of humanity. It’s times such as these that magnify the power of the arts – as an emotional salve, a form of expression, a reflection of current events, a universal language, a uniting force and a symbol of hope. read more

Texas Cultural Trust Updates in Response to COVID-19

 

Dear Texas Cultural Trust Family,

Our state and our world are navigating extraordinary circumstances. The Texas Cultural Trust is taking steps to responsibly protect the overall health and wellbeing of our staff and their families, our supporters, constituents, partners, and the Texas community at large. read more

H-E-B’s Winell Herron wants to make art accessible for everyone

By Amber Elliott

Winell Herron has never forgotten her first ballet. She thinks back to her 6-year-old self, seeing “The Nutcracker” with her mother in Austin, and how moments like that can really change the trajectory of a person’s life.

“It was transformative; I got involved in dance classes after that,” Herron says. “I still see that magic today — kids’ eyes get big, their mouths hang open. A lot of people take that feeling for granted.”

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El Paso response to mass-shooting shows power of arts in helping a community heal

By Renard Johnson

In the wake of the horror and pain of last month’s shooting, our community has come together to heal as one. From a deeply moving memorial at Walmart in honor of those so tragically lost, to the El Paso Strong murals and signs strewn all across our city, we haven’t had to endure this pain alone. We’ve had each other, and by and large, we’ve expressed our emotions through art: photographs, drawings, poems, music and crosses created in honor of loved ones. read more

The best, most creative leaders in any field have a background in the arts

By Charles Matthews|Contributor

A key and often overlooked benefit of exposure to the arts is that it fosters out-of-the-box thinking skills. These skills, such as creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration, are precisely what we need to build a stronger workforce, a report from the Partnership for 21st Century Learning found. read more

Why we need to invest in Texas arts

By Heidi Marquez Smith

It’s true that art can be priceless, but in Texas, we measure its value: $5.59 billion. That’s how much the arts and culture industry generated in taxable sales for our state in 2017, totaling nearly $350 million in tax revenue. According to the 2019 State of the Arts report — which the Texas Cultural Trust’s Art Can program produces biennially to quantify the current impact of the arts statewide — taxable revenue generated by our creative sector has grown 15.5% over the past decade. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER AND KEY HIRES

Winell Herron of Houston Is Appointed to Texas Cultural Trust’s Board of Directors, Brenda Bogue Joins as Director of Development, and Christina Rupp Joins as Communications Manager

Texas Cultural Trust, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, is pleased to announce three new additions to its team: Winell Herron of Houston to its board of directors, Brenda Bogue as director of development, and Christina Rupp as communications manager. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST RELEASES 2019 STATE OF THE ARTS REPORT

New Data on Statewide Impact of the Arts Reports $5.59 Billion Generated in 2017

The Texas Cultural Trust today unveiled the 2019 State of the Arts Report. The report demonstrates the impact the arts have in shaping the cultural, economic and educational future of Texas. The report was released in conjunction with Arts Advocacy Day at the Texas Legislature. The Texas Cultural Trust’s Art Can program conducts research and analyzes data to quantify the impact the arts have on the state. The 2019 report proves that the arts lead to higher student achievement, greater graduation rates, are a powerful boost to the Texas economy, prepares a 21st century workforce, and improve overall health and well-being. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP OF HONOREES AND EVENTS FOR 2019 TEXAS MEDAL OF ARTS AWARDS

Newly Announced Honorees Include Conspirare, Jennifer Holliday and Boz Scaggs

The Texas Cultural Trust announced their complete list of honorees to receive the prestigious Texas Medal of Arts Award. The Texas Medal of Arts Awards (TMAA) is the signature fundraising event of the Texas Cultural Trust, celebrating the creative and artistic excellence of Texas while promoting and supporting the arts. The 10th biennial TMAA celebration will take place February 26-27 in Austin, Texas. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST REVEALS ANOTHER DISTINGUISHED GROUP OF HONOREES FOR TENTH BIENNIAL TEXAS MEDAL OF ARTS AWARDS

Matthew McConaughey, Mark Seliger, and Trenton Doyle Hancock Will Be Honored at the TMAA, February 26-27, 2019

The Texas Cultural Trust has announced additional honorees for the tenth biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards (TMAA) to be held February 26-27,
2019, in Austin, Texas. Following the reveal of honorees including fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, author and screenwriter Stephen Harrigan, architects Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar and the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts earlier this month, the Trust has revealed the names of three more distinguished Texans to receive the Texas Medal of Arts Award in 2019. read more

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