Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TACA Gives Out Record $1.3M in Grants to North Texas PAOs in 2013

Ken Travis, past TACA board chairman and TravisWolff chairman of the board; Andy Teller, 2012 TACA board chairman and RBC Wealth Management; Becky Young, executive director and president of TACA; Nancy Carlson, 2013 TACA board chairwoman; Christopher Vo, special guest speaker, dancer, graduate of Booker T. Washington School for the Performing Arts and Juilliard School; Norm Bagwell, Bank of Texas chairman and CEO and presenting sponsor of the TACA Grant Awards.

Dallas' premier umbrella arts organization TACA, The Arts Community Alliance, had a banner year fundraising in 2012, allowing the organization to distribute $1.3 million to diverse and deserving North Texas performing arts organizations. Of that amount, $1.2 million was distributed on January 28 at the TACA Grant Awards Presentation, presented by Bank of Texas, at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Hosting the event was the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The additional $100,000 will be distributed later this year in June as part of the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund.

"Bravo to all those who supported TACA, who attended one of our events, who support the performing arts by attending a play, a performance, a musical and more," said Nancy Carlson, Chair of TACA's Board of Directors.

In 2013, TACA's grants awarded will help support more than 5,073 performances that approximately 1.4 million people will attend. Ranging from $5,000 to $110,000, TACA grants are being awarded to a varied group of North Texas' performing arts organizations, from the very large and established to the newly emerging.

New organizations being funded this year are AT&T Performing Arts Center, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Lone Star Circus Arts Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, and Plano Symphony Orchestra.

2013 TACA Grant Award Recipients:

A special thanks to the sponsors and supporters, especially ALON USA, Communities Foundation of Texas, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Diane and Harold Brierley, Nancy and Clint Carlson, Ann and Lee Hobson, Lexus, RBC Wealth Management, RBMM, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Sewell Automotive Companies.

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