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.
Amphibian Stage is a nonprofit professional theatre company founded that produces plays that inspire new ideas, open new doors, and increase understanding of the vast world around us. Amphibian Stage supports projects that utilize a roster of performing arts professionals to respond to community needs arising from COVID-19 related challenges. These projects 1) positively impact mental health and livelihood by connecting homebound clients with quality online arts programming and community resources, and 2) sustain partial employment for arts professionals.
- $1,000 – Hire unemployed artists for community projects- sew surgical gear, create educational content
- $2,500 – Hire unemployed trauma informed actor to teach 15-session online stress-management program
- $5,000 – Build an online evaluation system for virtual stress-management workshops for veterans
The AMA partners throughout the year with Arlington ISD to provide access to art education for low-income students and showcase the work of AISD students for Youth Art Month. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Youth Art Month has been cancelled. Additionally, with the uncertain timeline for school, the summer art camp, and art education opportunities with the Arlington Public Library may be on hold. The AMA is looking for new ways to provide opportunities for students at home, particularly low-income students. This will not only provide a small activity for kids during this restless time, but will continue to promote fun, engaging art activities for the community as a whole. The AMA requests funding to develop a distance learning program.
Amount: $500 – $20,000
BeArt See has adapted to current stay at-home requirements by shifting from an in-studio art education program to supporting distance learning and emotional well-being for its school-aged constituents. They accomplish this through the home delivery of art supplies, and online posts about using creativity to manage stress and anxiety. To spread the word about these services, BeArtSee relies on social media platforms, a board member connection with FWISD, and outreach from the Community Food Bank. They focus on underserved areas, for example, the students at S.S. Dillow Elementary. BeArtSee customizes each “porch drop” based on the student’s family needs. The packages cost from $50 to $150 per young person/family served. Donations allow the organization to purchase in bulk and lower the cost per family served.
Amount requested: $500- $10,000
- A donation of $500 will serve up to ten students and their families.
Casa Mañana is an essential part of Fort Worth’s cultural community, producing a full season of Broadway shows, a Children’s Theatre season, and extensive artistic and educational programs. The coronavirus outbreak has compelled the theater to cancel or postpone performances that generate the bulk of its revenue. They are offering online theatre education classes for students with Special Needs, in addition to their regularly scheduled year-round dance, music and singing classes.
Amount Requested: $500-$100,000
- $10,000 will provide online classes for dance, music and singing for the community as well as those with Special Needs
- $10,000-$50,000 will help bridge the gap in lost revenue from the theater being closed to the public during COVID-19
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has a legacy of leadership in online STEM education. With the unprecedented and indefinite closure of schools across North Texas due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Museum is committing to providing online science and history content to students and lifelong learners. The Museum will deliver content publicly on popular social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook and other social media and online channels. In addition, they are connecting with FWISD to find a way for the Museum content to support formal, at-home learning. Provide daily Monday – Friday live interactive science and history content supporting academic learning and distance learning for students while schools are closed.
Amount: $500 – $75,00
The New Normal: An Artist’s Response to COVID-19 challenges local visual artists who have lost income during the shutdown to create works of art that reflect their experience living through the pandemic as members of the Fort Worth area community. A panel of eight influential leaders from Fort Worth’s arts community will manage the selection process. Panelists will review applications and award grants — in increments of either $2,000 or $5,000 — to at least 60 Fort Worth artists based on the strength of their proposal, portfolio and demonstrated financial need. Artists will each have one work selected to be donated to an exhibition in the future. Gifts to Gallery of Dreams will support the initiative in addition to lead gifts from the Fine Line Group, the Alice L. Walton Foundation, the Donny Wiley Memorial Fund at North Texas Community Foundation and Kit and Charlie Moncrief.
Amount Requested: $500 or more
- All gifts will go directly to artists selected to receive awards
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