Texas Commission on the Arts announces first round of 2016 grants

Texas Commission on the Arts has announced its first round of 2016 funding.

Blue Lapis Light dance company performs at the Long Center in 2014.
Blue Lapis Light dance company performed at the Long Center in 2014.

The state agency is awarding 901 grants totaling over $4.4 million to nonprofits and units of government in 112 Texas cities.

TCA commissioners also approved the designation of two new cultural districts: The Zona Cultural, in San Antonio, and the Wimberley Valley Cultural District.

The TCA awarded 138 grants to Austin organizations for a total of $746,213.

For a complete list of grants see http://www.arts.texas.gov/cities16/cities/

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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