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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 Arts Council equips local visual and performing arts nonprofits and artists with the resources and opportunities needed to thrive, enhancing life for all Fort Worth visitors and residents.

Arts Council of Fort Worth is finding new ways to gather safely. It is important for artists and performers to reach audiences digitally. With restrictions on in-person activity, the Arts Center (managed by the Arts Council) is investing in technology to help clients live stream and record programs in two theatres, employing artists and reaching audiences. This technology will allow the Arts Council to provide the service to local creatives and continue to serve up to 70,000 people annually.

$1,000 — Purchase video encoding and editing software

$3,000 — Purchase audio equipment including additional microphones, stands and cables

$4,000 — Purchase video equipment including an additional camera, lenses, tripod and cables

Total Project Budget

$12,000

Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture, and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of our diverse community. Casa Mañana produces a full season of Broadway and Children’s Theatre, and extensive artistic and educational programs to support children and young adults in our community. Casa Mañana has been a staple in the Fort Worth community for more than 60 years.

Emergency funds are needed to bridge the gap of lost revenue from program cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19, while allowing the organization to continue in-person and online education programs. Funding will ensure Casa Mañana is able to provide quality theatre and arts education for many years to come to approximately 130,000 people annually.

Gifts of $1,000 or more are greatly appreciated.

Total Project Budget

$4,328,509 for 2020-21 season if able to produce all scheduled shows

The FWSO’s mission is to perform great symphonic music at the highest level of artistic excellence to educate, entertain and enhance cultural life. During this national emergency, the FWSO is providing new and innovative professionally created music education support materials for schools in a time when the normal arts resources are not available.

Due to COVID-19, the FWSO will digitize three education programs so that schools served through curriculum support and live performances will not go without musician support. This will provide an innovative way for 15,000 school-aged children to experience symphonic music through digital music education programs.

$1,500 — Support music and synchronization licensing for one program

$2,500 — Support audio-recording and editing of one program

$5,000 — Support video-recording and editing of one program

Total Project Budget

$75,300.

Performing Arts Fort Worth owns and operates Bass Performance Hall, serving as home to major Fort Worth performing arts companies and presenting touring Broadway productions and education programs.

As a “performing arts classroom,” Bass Hall’s Children’s Education Program (CEP) provides quality arts education experiences admission-free for 70,000 students annually to enrich classroom learning.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the CEP will provide 15,000 FWISD students a virtual online program free of charge, featuring a new play based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Studies show that exposing students to live performing arts such as theater enhances their literary knowledge, writing skills, tolerance and empathy and also expands children’s horizons.

$1,000+ — Support presentation of this program admission-free for every participant

$3,000 — Cover contract costs for our lead actor, a Broadway star and former CEP participant

$5,000 – Provide support for all Director and Design elements of the performance

Total Budget

$17,500

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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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