The Texas Arts Plan

Arts Respond Performance Support

Eligibility: All Texas nonprofits, schools, colleges, and units of government

Intent: To advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in arts activities.

This program provides professional artist fees to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations for hiring an artist from the TCA Touring Roster to do a performance. These applications are funded based on a percentage of contracted fees. Please read the FAQ for more information

Grant Type: Quarterly
Application Limit: Multiple applications can be submitted, but only $12,000 cumulatively will be awarded to an organization per fiscal year (Sept.-Aug.)
Minimum Request: $75
Maximum Request: $8,000
Match Requirement: dollar for dollar (1:1)
Application Deadline: Varies.
Quarterly deadline:
August 1
November 1
February 1
May 1
For activities occurring:
September 1-December 14
December 15-March 14
March 15-June 14
June 15-August 31
All applications are approved through the Quarterly Review Process.
Attachments Deadline: Same date as application deadline
Criteria: see Application Review Criteria
Click here for ineligible requests
Click here for attachments checklist

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