Top Texas arts grants for 2017

Institution name, CityProject titleAmount
Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonTo support bringing the exhibition "Degas: A New Vision," a major retrospective of the career of Edgar Degas, for its exclusive US debut to the Houston Museum District to attract visitors.450000
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (dba)To support the exclusive US debut of a major survey exhibition of the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS in the Fort Worth Cultural District to attract visitors. 450000
Kimbell Art FoundationTo support bringing "Monet: The Early Years," the first-ever exhibition devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet, featuring work from the artist's early years, to the Fort Worth Cultural District to attract visitors.450000
Houston Ballet FoundationTo support the creation of a blockbuster new production of "The Nutcracker" with the goal of attracting double the number of out-of-town ticket buyers to Theater District Houston during the five-week run of the show.450000
AT&T Center for the Performing Arts (dba)To support "Prelude," a special preview to "Aurora 2017," featuring six to ten unique and engaging light and new media exhibits that will provide new ways for visitors to the Dallas Arts District to interact with the natural and built environment.270000
San Angelo Historic City Center Cultural DistrictTo support the second phase of the San Angelo Cultural District Gateway that will include the creation of an artist-in-residence program in cooperation with Angelo State University and implementation of way-finding, information technology and signage for 135000
Grand 1894 Opera HouseTo support repairs to the deteriorated masonry mortar that is compromising the structural integrity of the historic 1894 Grand Opera House which serves as an anchor for Galveston's Arts and Cultural District (phase two).90000
Abilene Cultural Affairs CouncilTo support the creation of the Garth Williams Sculpture Garden in the heart of the "Storybook Capital of Texas" that will attract visitors to the Abilene Cultural District.90000
Contemporary Art for San Antonio/Blue Star Art SpaceTo support a multi-platform marketing initiative to bring new visitors to San Antonio's King William Cultural District while Blue Star Art Space is celebrating its 30th anniversary.87522
Greater East End Cultural DistrictTo support the second phase of a comprehensive mapping, wayfinding, and signage program for the East End Cultural District so visitors can easily navigate the district and its many offerings (phase two).73737
Fresh Arts (dba)To support a marketing initiative to attract visitors to the Sawyer Yards campus and provide opportunities for artists to sell their wares, in partnership with local businesses in the Washington Avenue Arts District.69816
Theatre Under the StarsTo support the exclusive Texas engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home" that will bring visitors to Theater District Houston during the 16-show run.45000
Ensemble TheatreTo support the world premiere of "Front Porch Society," written by Melda Beaty and directed by Eileen J. Morris, that will attract visitors to the Midtown Art and Entertainment District.41754
City of Dallas/Office of Cultural AffairsTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in subgranting for arts activities conducted by organizations within the community served by the subgranter.30500
Houston Arts AllianceTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in subgranting for arts activities conducted by organizations within the community served by the subgranter.30500
City of San Antonio/Dept for Culture & Creative Dev.To advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in subgranting for arts activities conducted by organizations within the community served by the subgranter.30500
Citadelle Art MuseumTo support the Citadelle RoadShow, a traveling art enrichment program serving K-12th grade classrooms in the top 26 rural counties of the Texas Panhandle.30000
Multicultural Education & Counseling Through the ArtsTo support the multi-week Dia de los Muertos Festival that includes an ofrenda exhibition, the Calavera Rendezvous event, and a two-day cultural festival designed to attract visitors to the Washington Avenue Arts District. 29700
Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant CountyTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in subgranting for arts activities conducted by organizations within the community served by the subgranter.26500
City of Austin/Redevelopment ServicesTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in subgranting for arts activities conducted by organizations within the community served by the subgranter.26500
City of El Paso/Museums & Cultural Affairs DeptTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in subgranting for arts activities conducted by organizations within the community served by the subgranter.26500
Lubbock Arts AllianceTo support the implementation of a bold, innovative marketing strategy to attract visitors from within a 200-mile radius to Lubbock's Cultural District.25200
Big ThoughtTo support Red Bird Soars, a new educational program providing creative summer learning opportunities for 500 children and their families in an underserved area of Dallas.25000
Mid-America Arts AllianceSupport for MAAA’s programs serving Texas, including Artistic Innovations grants, the Exhibits USA program, the Artist Inc. training program, professional development support grants, and Regional Touring Program grants. Payment 1 of 3.23199
Mid-America Arts AllianceSupport for MAAA’s programs serving Texas, including Artistic Innovations grants, the Exhibits USA program, the Artist Inc. training program, professional development support grants, and Regional Touring Program grants. Payment 3 of 3.23198
Mid-America Arts AllianceSupport for MAAA’s programs serving Texas, including Artistic Innovations grants, the Exhibits USA program, the Artist Inc. training program, professional development support grants, and Regional Touring Program grants. Payment 2 of 3.23198
Houston Ballet FoundationTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in the operations of this arts organization.20500
VSA Arts of TexasVSA Texas will administer the financial portion of the Texas Poetry Out Loud program for the Texas Commission on the Arts. The National Endowment for the Arts provides this $20,000 to the state. TCA will retain oversight of expenditures.20000
Austin Classical Guitar SocietyTo support a series of guitar-based education programs serving Austin area students, including youth in detention centers and students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.20000
Nasher Sculpture CenterTo advance the creative economy of Texas by investing in the operations of this arts organization.19500