Dallas County’s Arts Community Alliance, supporting area groups in the return of live performances

Posted on: August 2, 2022

“Terry Loftis’ calendar is full of arts events for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic … a welcome change for TACA’s President and Executive Director,” writes Kimberly Richard in Saturday’s (7/30) KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX). TACA (The Arts Community Alliance “supports arts organizations in Dallas County through grant-making, thought leadership and capacity building…. As arts organizations resumed live events and performances, TACA supported the industry through a variety of grants. In 2021, TACA distributed $989,500 in funding, including $160,500 in Pop-Up Grants to 41 short-term projects that were operating safely during the pandemic…. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra … received a two thousand dollar Pop-Up Grant as part of the May and June 2022 Pop-Up Grant distribution…. As arts organizations remerge, … programming featuring social justice issues, racism, and diverse storytelling intrigues Loftis…. TACA’s New Works Fund … aims to support the new work of people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community with $100,000 in grants…. ‘We want to help fund and cultivate the creation of new work by those demographics and allow that access to that funding to where those demographics have not had that level of funding in the past,’ Loftis said.”