Dallas Arts District Foundation Grants

“Under Construction” for 2019

Dallas Arts District is excited about the partnership with HALL Group and Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District with 91 incredible photos by 56 talented photographers. This is the first fundraiser that will support the grants program for the Dallas Arts District Foundation since the first donation in 1984 by the Crow family. With this opportunity, Dallas Arts District is taking the next six months to review, revise, and develop the application and grants process to create access, collaborations, and new audiences in the Dallas Arts District. The revised application will be ready in the summer of 2019; the book will be available in Fall 2019 with the opening of the HALL Arts Hotel, and the grant recipients will be announced in December 2019 for projects in 2020. Over the past 34 years the Dallas Arts District Foundation has awarded over 420 grants totaling $1.1 million to Dallas arts and culture organizations since 1984.

Dallas Arts District Foundation is excited to continue this program with new grant recipients in 2020.


Lily Weiss: “I am honored to be partners with HALL Group, corporate sponsors, and most importantly the participating local photographers for Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District,” said Lily Weiss, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District. “There is no greater gift than to reinvest in the performing and visual arts in Dallas; the funds raised will enable the Foundation to expand its grants program for years to come, showcasing the vibrant, dynamic and innovative arts scene that Dallas has to offer!”

Mayor Rawlings: “The Dallas Arts District is the center of our city’s arts and culture, and this initiative will create new opportunities for growth that will shape this celebrated district into a neighborhood for the future,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “This is a glowing example of the difference local businesses and individuals can make when they invest in the future of our city’s public art, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Craig Hall: “We decided to launch ‘Through the Lens’ to take steps towards ensuring the future of the Dallas Arts District, one of our city’s greatest treasures. Private investment in the arts is more important now than ever, and we are optimistic that the proceeds from the project will bring new and varied programming to the community and will support the endeavors of our existing arts venues,” said Craig Hall, chairman and founder of HALL Group