Grants

Texas Women for the Arts has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to 208 arts education programs statewide benefiting more than a million children across the state. Additionally, the Texas Women for the Arts supports the work of the Texas Cultural Trust including the Young Masters program and the Arts and Digital Literacy initiative.

 The mission of Texas Women for the Arts is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child.

The TWA Grants support arts and arts education programs for children. The 2020 application is now open and closes December 2, 2019.

Applicants must be sponsored by a current Texas Women for the Arts member. TWA members may only sponsor ONE application. The Texas Cultural Trust does not assign TWA members to sponsors applications.

Organizations are not eligible to apply after two (2) consecutive years of funding. Applicants may reapply after a waiting period of one (1) year.

The program must reflect the mission of Texas Women for the Arts, as stated above.

Congratulations to the 2019 Texas Women for the Arts Grantees!

2019 Impact:

The Citadelle Art Museum, Canadian
Homemade Hope, 
Houston
Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport
Marfa Live Arts (Marfa Theatre), Marfa
South Texas Institute for the Arts (Art Museum of South Texas), Corpus Christi
Beyond the Grade, Austin
Dallas Symphony Association, Inc., Dallas
Austin Lyric Opera (Austin Opera), Austin
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon
Victoria Ballet Theatre, Victoria
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA),
Lubbock
Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association,  Fort Worth
Houston Center for Photography,  Houston
Ballet Lubbock,
Lubbock

2019 Outreach:

The Adderley School, Austin
Ballet Austin
, Austin
Casa Manana, Fort Worth
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent, Victoria
The Dallas Opera, Dallas
El Paso Museum of History Foundation, El Paso
Hope Stone, Inc.
, Houston
Kids Excel El Paso, Inc. (KEEP), El Paso
The Periwinkle Foundation, Houston
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston
Young Audiences, Arts for Learning of Northeast Texas, Tyler

2018 Impact:

The Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas, Tyler
Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport
The Magik Theatre, San Antonio
Austin Classical Guitar, Austin
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso
The Cliburn, Fort Worth
Young Audiences of Houston, Houston
Ballet Austin, Austin
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Dallas
Kids Excel El Paso (KEEP), El Paso
ZACH Theatre, Austin
Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCCO), Houston
Chinquapin Preparatory School, Highlands
City ArtWorks, Houston

2018 Outreach:

Arts for Rural Texas, Fayetteville
Big Thought, Dallas
Conspirare, Austin
Hope Stone, Inc., Houston
Houston Ballet, Houston
Kids in a New Groove, Austin
Lone Star Ballet, Inc., Amarillo
Texas Boys Choir, Fort Worth

2017 Impact Grants:

The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian
Big Thought, Dallas
Austin Classical Guitar, Austin
Greenspace Alliance of South Texas, San Antonio
Marfa Live Arts, Marfa
K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi
YES Prep Fifth Ward, Houston
The Periwinkle Foundation, Houston
Workshop Houston, Houston
El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc., El Paso
Dallas Opera, Dallas
Lubbock Arts Alliance, Lubbock
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin
The Mentoring Alliance, Tyler

2017 Outreach Grants:

Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin
Creative Action, Austin
Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Fredericksburg
Houston Ballet, Houston
Kids in a New GrooveAustin
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO), Houston
UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance, El Paso
The Contemporary Austin, Austin
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin

2016 Impact Grants:

Arts for Rural Texas, Fayetteville
Creative Kids, El Paso
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, Austin
Harbor Playhouse Community Theatre, Corpus Christi
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
Kids in a New Groove, Austin
East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Tyler
Window on a Wider World, Amarillo
Lone Star Ballet, Amarillo
The Periwinkle Foundation, Houston
Lubbock Arts Alliance, Lubbock
American Festival of the Arts (AFA), Houston
El Paso Symphony, El Paso
Nameless Sound, Houston
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth
Houston Center for Photography, Houston
Dallas Opera, Dallas 
San Antonio Museum of Art
, San Antonio
HOPE Farm, Fort Worth

2016 Outreach Grants:

Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin
Blue Star Contemporary Art, San Antonio
DoSeum: San Antonio’s Museum for Children, San Antonio
Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, San Antonio
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio
Hope Stone, Inc., Houston
Houston Ballet, Houston
Mentoring Alliance, Tyler
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin
The Opera Company, El Paso

2015 Impact Grants:

Homemade Hope for Homeless Children, Houston
Briscoe Western Museum, San Antonio
Marfa Live Arts, Marfa
Magik Theatre, San Antonio
Generous Art Texas, Austin
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin
Houston Center for Photography, Houston
San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso
Odyssey After School Enrichment, Rockport

2015 Outreach Grants:

University of Texas of Permian Basin, Midland
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin
Texas A&M University of Kingsville, Kingsville
HOPE Farm, Fort Worth
Museum of the Big Bend: Sul Ross University, Alpine
Azalea Academy for Exceptional Adults, Tyler
Creative Kids Inc., El Paso
Ballet Austin, Austin
Young Audiences Houston, Houston
Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Austin
Van Cliburn Foundation, Fort Worth
Lubbock Entertainment & Performing Arts Association, Lubbock
TeCo Theatrical Productions, Dallas
Texas Heritage Music Foundation, Kerrville

2014 Impact Grants:

ArtBridge, Houston
Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf, San Antonio
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
Art Guild of Fayetteville, Fayetteville
Hope Stone Inc., Houston
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
Lubbock Arts Alliance, Lubbock
Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth
Austin Film Festival, Austin
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth
Window on a Wider World, Amarillo
Kids in a New Groove, Austin
Opera in the Heights, Houston
Tom Lea Institute, El Paso

2014 Outreach Grants:

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin
Creative Kids, El Paso
City of Tyler Gallery Main Street, Tyler

2013 Grants:

Arts for Rural Texas, Fayetteville
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Houston
Imagination Celebration of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Kids Excel El Paso, El Paso
San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio
Menuhin Competition
Blanton Museum of Fine Arts, Austin
Anthropos Arts, Austin
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio

2012 Grants:

El Paso Opera, El Paso
29 Pieces, Dallas
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
Theatre Action Project, Austin
Van Cliburn Foundation
Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston
Kids Excel El Paso, El Paso

2011 Grants:

The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin
ArtBridge, Houston
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas
Lone Star Ballet, Amarillo
Van Cilburn Foundation, Fort Worth
San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio

2010 Grants:

Kids in a New Groove, Austin
Kids Excel El Paso, El Paso
UT Butler School of Music, Austin
Window on a Wider World, Amarillo
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio
Hope Stone Inc., Houston
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Houston
Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth

2009 Grants:

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, San Antonio
Imagination Celebration, Fort Worth
Texas Commission on the Arts
Kids Excel El Paso, El Paso
Austin Symphony, Austin
Texas Commission on the Arts, Young Audiences Chapters
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Houston

2008 Grants:

Texas Commission on the Arts
Creative Kids, El Paso
Texas Commission on the Arts, Symphony for Urban Youth
UT Performing Arts Center, Austin
Texas Music Office
Window on a Wider World, Amarillo
Digital Media Council
Pollyanna Theatre Company, Austin

2007 Grants:

Texas Commission on the Arts
Big Thought, Dallas
UT Performing Arts Center, Austin
Kids Excel El Paso, El Paso
Texas Music Office

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