(DALLAS) – The Dallas Arts District Foundation announced Tuesday the fourteen local arts and cultural organizations receiving $24,500 in grants. “There is something for everyone in 2017,” says Dallas Arts District Executive Director, Lily Weiss. “One of the most important efforts of the Dallas Arts District is to award grants that enhance and enrich the cultural life of the City. I am most excited about the 2017 projects because they reflect not only a range of dance, music, theater, and visual arts but also cultivate new and inclusive artists, works and audiences in our neighborhood.”

The 2016 grants are earmarked for original and multidisciplinary programs in the Dallas Arts District during 2017. The awardees are:

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico: Loss: Creating Through Grief
Bishop Arts Theatre Center: Summer Theatre Camp Culminating Performance and Tech Internship July 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Bruce Wood Dance Project: SEVEN JUNE June 16-17, 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Color Me Empowered: Pegasus at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Crow Collection of Asian Art: Chinese New Year Celebration January 28, 2017 on Flora and Harwood Streets
Dallas Black Dance Theatre: DanceAfrica Festival October 6-7, 2017 at Annette Strauss Square + Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas Film Society: Dallas International Film Festival – High School Day March 31, 2017
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture: 12th Annual MLK Jr. Symposium: MLK’s Legacy: Issues of Social Justice in the 21st Century January 16, 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Dallas Symphony Association: Passport to the Park May 28, 2017 at Klyde Warren Park and Dallas City Performance Hall
Fine Arts Chamber Players: Bancroft Family Concerts January 28-May 13, 2017 at Dallas Museum of Art + Basically Beethoven Festival July 9-30, 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall.
Junior Players Guild: Junior Players Presents: Metamorphosis August 18-19 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Lone Star Wind Orchestra: Dallas Proud on March 5, On the Edge on March 26 and Sunday with Steve Bryant on May 14, 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Shakespeare Dallas: Sonnets May 28, 2017 at Sammons Park
The Black Academy of Arts and Letters: Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement concert January 15, 2017 at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Dallas Opera: OPERA America Festival May 4-7, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House

Since 1997, the Dallas Arts District Foundation Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded 424 grants to area arts organizations totaling $1,086,567. Donations to the Dallas Arts District Foundation are tax-deductible. To contribute, please visit: www.cftexas.org/dad.

The next Dallas Arts District Foundation grant cycle will take place in 2017. For more information, please visit www.dallasartsdistrict.org/grants.



The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks. Our mission is to enhance the value of the city’s creative and economic life by engaging artistic, educational and commercial neighbors through excellent design, practices and programs. We aspire to transform the Dallas Arts District into a dynamic destination for Dallasites and tourists, powered by the imagination of regional and international artists, with integrated and exemplary artistic, residential, cultural and commercial life. The Dallas Arts District Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 neighborhood advocacy organization and is funded by grants, voluntary membership dues, sponsorships and donations.