Dallas Arts District Foundation announces launch of
new online grant platform for Grant Cycle 2019/2020.

Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2019.

FAQ’s

FAQ’s for DADF Grants:

  • Do you have to be a 501c3 organization? Yes
  • Are only organizations located in the City of Dallas eligible? Yes
  • If I am an approved artist through the City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs, may I apply? Yes
  • Is there a minimum number of years required before I may apply? No
  • Does my project need to occur in the Dallas Arts District? Yes
  • How soon can my project start? Any time between January 1, 2020 and must be completed before December 31, 2020
  • Is a final report required? Yes, final reports are part of the online process
  • Do I have to have a financial audit? No, you may have an audit or a letter from the chair of your board or finance committee verifying the total revenue and total expenses for the fiscal year.
  • Do I need a copy of the contract for the venue? Yes or you may have an approval letter from someone at the venue where your project will take place.
  • What documents will I need to apply: The list is at the beginning of the application

APPLICATION LINK: https://webportalapp.com/sp/dallasartsdisctrictfoundation

Click HERE to go to 2020 Application Instructions

ABOUT: The first donation given to the foundation was by the Crow Family Foundation. Over the past 30 years the Dallas Arts District Foundation has awarded over 420 grants totaling $1.1 million to Dallas arts and culture organizations. In 2018, Dallas Arts District (DAD) took a year’s hiatus to review, revise, and develop the application and grants process to promote access, collaborations, and new audiences in the neighborhood. DAD partnered with HALL Group and created Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District, a coffee table photobook with 91 incredible photos by 56 talented photographers. All sales of the book will go toward growing the foundation Grants Fund. This project marks the first effort to grow funding to support local artists through the grants program for the Dallas Arts District Foundation since the first donation by the Crow Family Foundation. The revised application is now ready to launch online, and the book will be available in Fall 2019 with the opening of the HALL Arts Hotel.

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.

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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