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ARTS AND CULTURE

Creative expression and appreciation are the hallmarks of a vibrant community. From art & science museums to the performing arts, donors make an impact supporting the creative process and encouraging art appreciation.

As a result of COVID-19, Brookings reports that “Fine and performing arts industries will be hit hardest, suffering estimated losses of almost 1.4 million jobs and $42.5 billion in sales. These estimated losses represent 50% of all jobs in those industries and more than a quarter of all lost sales nationwide.”

The Arlington Museum of Art is bringing “30 Americans” to Arlington from the Rubell Museum. This exhibit highlights the exceptional and moving artistry of Black American artists from recent decades and today. This exhibit focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.

They plan to engage 5,000 Black and African American community members in educational programming, workshops and lectures. The AMA strives to give voice to populations in North Texas that are underrepresented in the art community and open minds to new conversations for all visitors.

$2,500 – Champion for Kids summer camp scholarships for two students to attend a week-long camp focused on the 30 Americans exhibit

$2,500 – Covers an expert guest lecturer for the 30 Americans lecture series

$5,000 – Provides support for bringing the 30 Americans exhibit to the museum

Total Budget

$400,000

Artes de la Rosa is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, culture, and history of the Latino community. They provide a venue for Latino art and cultural performances,  community art & culture education programs, provide opportunities to artists, and serve as a central resource organization for Latin art & culture in the city.

The organization provides multidisciplinary arts and culture education programming (onsite and virtual).  Programming includes serving 7,750 youth in after-school programs, community festivals, theater/dance/music performances, art exhibitions, and film/documentaries screenings with talkbacks.

$3,000 – Pays for artist fees

$4,000 – Replace the electrical box that controls auditorium lights

$5,000 – Covers the cost of additional supplies needed for theater programmings such as costumes, stage lighting, portable rolling mirrors, a new laptop and stage makeup

Total Budget

$12,000

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) showcases the art of ballet through performances of its acclaimed professional Company, superior instruction at Texas Ballet Theater Schools (TBTS), and innovative enrichment programs in public schools and community venues. With a curated season of classical and contemporary works, TBT proudly presents the excitement of ballet to students and patrons of all ages.

Last April, after the cancelation of live performances and the curtailment of TBTS classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential impact on TBT’s finances, the Board of Governors established a Relief Fund to support general operations. These expenses include salaries and benefits for all TBT employees, facilities maintenance, and previously unbudgeted expenditures for personal protective products related to COVID-19. TBT continues to fundraise for this essential effort while now strategizing a way forward following the destruction of the Fort Worth facility by the February storm.

TBT staff and artists have met these extraordinary challenges with determination and ingenuity, but the need is urgent and requires the generous support of the entire community. Every dollar raised directly impacts TBT’s continuing ability to share the thrill of ballet across the Metroplex.

Total Project Budget
Every dollar raised helps to sustain Texas Ballet Theater’s operations and mission in North Texas.

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If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project, please contact Vicki Andrews at vandrews@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.

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