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The 2015 Texas Women for the Arts Grant Application is Now Available!

For additional information and to download the application, click here

The Texas Women for the Arts grant initiative is a state-wide opportunity for arts and arts education programs that benefit Texas children.  Since its inception in 2005, Texas Women for the Arts has granted over $1.3 million to 63 arts organizations, impacting more than three-quarters of a million children across Texas.

Members will award grants to the 2015 grantees during the annual meeting in San Antonio, April 27-29, 2015.

Help us awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child!

2014 Grant Recipients

The 2014 grantees were awarded $235,000.  This brings the Texas Women for the Arts total gift to more than $1.3 million. 

For more information on the 2014 Texas Women for the Arts Impact Grantees, including grant presentation, click on the links below:

ArtBridge, Houston – $40,000
ArtBridge Art Sessions

Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf, San Antonio – $25,000
Musical Melodies

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi – $25,000
Youth Art Education Programs

Art Guild of Fayetteville, Fayetteville – $20,000
Arts for Rural Texas

Hope Stone, Houston – $15,000
Hope Stone Kids

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio – $15,000
Portable Museum Education

Lubbock Arts Alliance, Lubbock – $10,000
ART Adventures!

Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth – $10,000
CityDance Outreach Education Program

Austin Film Festival, Austin – $10,000
Digital Storytelling & Festival Scholarship Program

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth – $10,000
Adventures in Music

Window on a Wider World, Amarillo – $5,000
WOWW Resident Artist & Youth Art Show

Kids in a New Groove, Austin – $5,000
Master Teacher Program

Opera in the Heights, Houston – $5,000
This Opera’s For You

Tom Lea Institute, El Paso – $5,000
Tom Lea Month 

Outreach Grants were given to the following programs:
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo – $2,500

Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin – $2,500
Mexic-Arte Museum Outreach Program

Creative Kids, El Paso – $2,500
Project AIM (Arts In Motion)

City of Tyler, Gallery Main Street, Tyler – $2,500
Young at Art

Texas Women for the Arts has now awarded $1,321,500 in grants to 63 arts organizations, impacting more than three-quarters of a million children across the state.

2013 Grant Recipients
Arts for Rural Texas – $37,200
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, The Art Bus – $32,800
Imagination Celebration of Fort Worth,
Special Weekend for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing – $25,000
Kids Excel El Paso, KEEP Arts Education Outreach – $18,000
San Antonio Symphony,
Young People’s Concerts/Carnegie Hall Link-Up Collaboration – $15,000
Anthropos Arts, Music Mentoring Program – $10,000
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Escuela Project – $10,000
Blanton Museum of Fine Arts, Austin
Second Sundays: Free for All at the Blanton – $12,000
Menuhin Competition – $15,000
Texas Young Masters Program – $25,000

2012 Grants
El Paso Opera, Opera in the Schools Program – $25,000
Theatre Action Project, Changing Lives Youth Ensemble – $20,000
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Evening Programs for Teens and Families – $20,000
29 Pieces, MasterPEACE: Young Artists Making a Kinder World – $20,000
Van Cliburn Foundation, Adopt-a-Competitor, Art Banners & Cliburn Notes – $17,000
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Teen Council – $15,000
Children’s Museum of Houston, Spotlight Performance Series – $15,000
Kids Excel, K. E. E. P. Fit – $5000

2011 Grants
ArtBridge, Art programs for homeless children – $15,000
Blanton Museum of Art, Art Central – $30,000
Van Cliburn Foundation, Free Musical Awakenings – $15,000
University of Texas at Bownsville, Youth String Project – $45,000
San Antonio Symphony, “Tchaikovsky: Art of Sound” – $5,000
Lone Star Ballet, “A Children’s Rainforest Odyssey” – $15,000
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Summer dance camp – $15,000

2010 Grants
Window on a Wider World, Hot Peas ‘N Butter – $14,500
Southwest School of Art, Summer Art Camp – $10,000
Hope Stone, Kid’s Play – $10,000
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Mural Arts Project – $10,000
UT Butler School of Music, UT String Project – $15,000
Kids in a New Groove, Foster Children Program – $35,000
Kids Excel El Paso, School Programs – $25,000
Fort Worth Symphony, Adventures in Music – $10,000

2009 Grants
Austin Symphony, Young People’s Concerts – $12,500
Imagination Celebration, Debbie Allen Dance Institute - $15,000
Kids Excel El Paso, Dance for Disadvantaged Youth – $14,500
Southwest School of Art, Young Artist Programs – $5,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Summer Reading Program – $15,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Young Audiences Chapters – $7,000
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Education and Outreach Program – $3,000
Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, Music Learning Center – $18,000

2008 Grants
Creative Kids, Art for Pediatric Oncology Patients – $30,000
Digital Media Council, Digital Filmmaking Institute – $5,000
Pollyanna Theatre Compnay, Midsummer Night’s Dream Tour – $5,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Summer Reading Program – $40,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Symphony for Urban Youth – $30,000
Texas Music Office, Intermediate Masters Program – $10,000
UT Performing Arts Center, Performing Arts and Academic Collaborative – $16,800
Window on a Wider World, Black History Month Celebration – $8,200

2007 Grants
Texas Commission on the Arts, Big Thought, North Texas Wolf Trap – $15,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Kids Excel El Paso – $10,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Summer Reading Program – $35,000
Texas Cultural Trust, Young Masters Program – $15,000
Texas Cultural Trust, Adeventures in the ARTS – $20,000
Texas Music Office, Intermediate Masters Program – $10,000
UT Performing Arts Center, Performing Arts and Academic Collaborative – $15,000

2006 Grants
Texas Commission on the Arts, Summer Reading Program – $30,000
Texas Commission on the Arts, Start with the Arts – $15,000
Texas Cultural Trust, Adventures in the ARTS – $20,000
Texas Cultural Trust, Young Masters Program – $10,000
Texas Film Commission, Filmmaking in Spanish – $10,000