TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL DIGITAL PIONEERS INSTITUTE

The Leading Voice for the Arts in Texas Will Host Educators and Administrators in San Antonio for Annual Hands-On Digital Literacy Training

The Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) is pleased to announce its third annual Digital Pioneers Institute, a two-day hands-on professional development for fine arts teachers and administrators taking place at The San Antonio Museum of Art on July 25 and 26. Programming combines in-depth curriculum training with technological application designed by the Texas Cultural Trust as part of their ongoing mission to be Texas’ leading voice for the arts in education and advocacy.

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TEXAS WOMEN FOR THE ARTS, A PROGRAM OF THE TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST, TO AWARD 25 ARTS ORGANIZATIONS WITH 278K IN GRANTS AT 13TH ANNUAL MEETING IN FORT WORTH

Gene Chambers Jones to be recognized with 2018 Champion of the Arts Award

Texas Women for the Arts, a program of the Texas Cultural Trust, has selected 25 arts programs across the state to receive more than $278,000 in grants at their 13th Annual Meeting taking place May 7-9, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. A giving circle of women united in supporting arts and arts education programs across the state, Texas Women for the Arts’ mission is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child. This yearly grant initiative provides privately raised dollars to arts-related programs by providing meaningful funding to arts education programs across Texas. read more

2018 CLASS OF TEXAS YOUNG MASTERS TO BE PRESENTED AT AUSTIN’S ZACH THEATRE ON APRIL 16

Event Will Feature Performances and Work by Joe Ely, Conspirare, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cruz Ortiz, Allen Robertson, and Texas Young Masters Alumni

 

WHO: Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Commission on the Arts

WHAT: Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) will present the 2018 class of Texas Young Masters during an awards ceremony on April 16th at ZACH Theatre with honorary chair First Lady Cecilia Abbott and event chairs Ashley Covert, Gerardo Interiano, Maya Smart, and Natasa Valocchi.   read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 2019 TEXAS MEDAL OF ARTS AWARDS

Open Call for Nominations Begins March 5, 2018

The Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) is pleased to announce the 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards (TMAA) open call for nominations. This biennial event celebrates influential artists, entertainers, and art patrons of Texas through a series of events, culminating with a star-studded awards show and gala dinner, which will be held in Austin, Texas, in February 2019. read more

15 TEXAS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR 2018 YOUNG MASTERS CLASS

Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust Award Scholarship Grants to Outstanding Student Artists

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and the Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) are proud to announce the 2018 class of Texas Young Masters. Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative between the Trust and TCA, recognizes 8th through 11th grade students who demonstrate artistic excellence in dance, theater, film, music, media, and literary and visual arts. The program awards 15 students with $10,000 multi-year scholarships to enhance and build their professional artistic study and provide access to opportunities they otherwise might not have before college. The Trust celebrates a new class of Young Masters every biennium with an awards presentation to highlight their drive, talent, and creativity. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUSTS KICKS OFF 2018 TEXAS YOUNG MASTERS CAUSEVOX CAMPAIGN

Texas Cultural Trust Aims to Raise $150,000 With Online Fundraising Campaign

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, announced the launch of its CauseVox crowdfunding campaign benefiting the 2018 Texas Young Masters. The campaign kicks off today, Thursday, February 15, 2018 and runs through Monday, April 16, 2018. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST AWARDED $540,000 FROM HOUSTON ENDOWMENT

Art Can initiative bolsters research and advocacy for arts education in Texas

The Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) is pleased to announce an award of $540,000 from Houston Endowment in a multi-year grant to support Art Can, an arts education and economic research and advocacy initiative. The goal of Art Can is to improve arts education access and public support and awareness of the impact of arts in our state. In addition to expanding arts education research and data, the Trust will convene a Blue Ribbon Panel to define clear criteria for arts education access at the campus level. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Texas Leaders Join Statewide Board To Promote The Importance Of The Arts to Education And The Economy

As the arts continue to assert their importance to both our state’s economy and our children’s education, the Texas Cultural Trust, the state’s most prominent arts advocacy organization appointed seven new leaders to their statewide Board of powerful Texans, heads of industry, arts supporters, and patrons.  Board members commit to serving for three years to help the Trust achieve its mission to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact, spotlighting the artistic talent of Texas. read more

TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST AWARDS $25,000 IN GRANTS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN FINE ARTS EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL INSTRUCTION

The Texas Cultural Trust awarded 11 fine arts teachers a total of $25,000 in vital funding to implement the Arts & Digital Literacy (ADL) initiative in their schools. Digital literacy is the future of communication and ADL provides free, innovative, TEKS aligned online curricula to enhance fine arts learning through digital mediums.  This curricula transforms how fine arts teachers educate the youth of today and prepares them for the technologically advanced workforce of tomorrow.  The Classroom Technology Grants are awarded annually to certified fine arts teachers to help purchase technology or assist with expenses associated with implementing ADL curricula.  Since 2015, the Texas Cultural Trust has awarded more than $75,500 in 29 grants to 23 certified fine arts teachers.  ADL courses are being taught to over 5,000 students in 217 classrooms in 116 schools across the state.  read more

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 YOUNG MASTERS CLASS

The Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust Will Award Grants to Outstanding Student Artists

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and the Texas Cultural Trust are accepting applications for the 2018 class of Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help they need to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theater, dance, musical theater, and media arts. read more

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