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Membership

TWA offers several membership options. The membership year is from September 1st to August 31st. However, members may join at any time. Dues must be paid in a lump sum or quarterly installments. A sustaining membership is also available, in which memberships will automatically renew each September and may be canceled at any time. See the Executive Committee and member list.

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Membership Levels

Legacy Council Membership

  • $2500 per year
  • NEW Opportunity to invite TWO 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to Annual Meeting
  • Invitation to attend annual trips
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program
  • Invitation to additional Legacy Council only activities during Annual Meeting
  • Invitation to Legacy Council only trips
  • NEW Complimentary Partner in the Arts Patron Level Membership
  • NEW Opportunity to provide art and culture related content for the Texas Cultural Trust newsletter
  • Two Complimentary tickets to Texas Young Masters Program and Reception
  • Two Complimentary tickets to Texas Medal of Arts Awards Show (does not include dinner)

Regular Membership

  • $1200 per year
  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program

Mother/Daughter Membership*

  • $1500 per year
  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program

*Special introductory membership available for the first year of membership only; renewals will be at full rate for each member. Additional daughters $500/each.

Junior Membership**

  • $750 per year
  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program

** Junior membership available to women age 40 and under.

2020 – 2021 Executive Committee

Judy Robison
Chair, El Paso
Linda LaMantia
Vice-Chair, Laredo
Leslie Blanton
Immediate Past-Chair, Houston
Lisa Ivie Miller
Membership Chair, Austin
Charlotte Tripplehorn
Membership Vice-Chair, Fort Worth
Janis Brous
Membership Vice-Chair, Fort Worth
Isha Rogers Santamaria
Nominating Chair, El Paso
Sharron Buschman
Nominating Vice-Chair, Houston
Eleanor “Muffin” Lemak
2020 Annual Meeting Chair, Dallas
Nancy Seliger
Grants Chair, Amarillo
Sharon McCullough
Grants Vice-Chair, Dallas
Eliza Duncan
Governance Chair, Houston
Chrissy Kleberg
Governance Vice-Chair, Austin
Tania Schwartz
Board Liaison, El Paso
Sara Morgan
Legacy Chair, Houston
Leslie Blanton
Legacy Vice-Chair, Houston
Laura Matz
Travel Chair, Austin
Jan McKee
Travel Vice-Chair, Fort Worth

2020 – 2021 Members

"We're so grateful that we have someone like the staff at Austin Classical Guitar. Without them, and without the grant, we wouldn't be able to have those resources."
Paul Crockett
Director of Orchestras and Classic Guitar, Akins High School

TWA Travel

One of the many benefits of being a TWA member is having the opportunity to partake in yearly cultural excursions to different arts destinations across America. The Texas Cultural Trust organizes trips that cater specifically to the interests of our TWA members and include exciting VIP experiences such as: behind-the-scenes museum tours, rooftop soirees, private homes and collections, arts festivals, exclusive dining and shopping experiences, and much more. Legacy members have the additional benefit of taking multiple trips per year.
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Champion of the Arts Award

The Champion of the Arts Award recognizes a Texas Women for the Arts member who has made significant contributions to the arts statewide, and whose work has embodied the mission and vision of the organization.
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