TCA Texas Arts Respond Project Grant

Texas Commission On The Arts

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Next predicted deadline: Jan 17, 2024

Later predicted deadlines: Jul 17, 2024

Grant amount: More than US $1,000

Fields of work: Art & Culture Art Education Tourism Public / Community Art Arts / Culture Access & Participation Youth Involvement in the Arts Art for Social Change Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Texas

Location of residency: Texas

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Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) 

The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

Arts Respond Project

This program provides project assistance grants on a short-term basis and may include administrative costs directly related to the project.

Projects must address ONE of the following priority areas:


Intent: Projects that use art to promote innovations in K-12 public education.

Designed for projects that impact K-12 public school students during the school day. Projects must be aligned with the TEKS and conducted in conjunction with school officials. Projects may occur in a school setting or off-site (field trip). Before and after-school projects are not eligible.


Intent: Projects that use art to improve human health or functioning.

Designed for projects that focus on health related topics, serve specific populations, or occur in a health care or human service setting (hospital, clinic, senior activity center, women’s shelter, homeless shelter, etc).


Intent: Projects that use art to diversify local economies, generate revenue, and attract visitors and investment.

Designed for projects that focus on job growth or cultural tourism (festivals, gallery walks, art fairs, etc).


Intent: Projects that use art to prevent delinquency and recidivism in youth and adults.

Designed for projects that focus on at-risk youth or incarcerated populations (after school program, juvenile detention center, adult prison, alternative learning center).


Intent: Projects that use art to understand and/or improve the ecological and agricultural environment.

Designed for projects that occur in rural counties (festivals, fairs, exhibitions, performances) or focus on natural resources (oil, water, green art, ecological issues).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible Arts Respond Project applicants include: Arts Organizations, College Arts Institutions, Established Arts Organizations, Minority Arts Organizations, Rural Arts Providers, TCA Cultural District
  • To be eligible for TCA grants, an organization must:
    • be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service and/or must be an entity of government
    • have their eligibility status established with the TCA prior to the deadline day; know that it can take two weeks or more to get confirmation from the IRS of nonprofit status and 990 financial information which may be required for categorization
    • inform TCA if they believe their eligibility status has changed
    • be incorporated in Texas
    • have fulfilled all its outstanding contractual obligations to the State of Texas (i.e. taxes, etc.)
    • comply with regulations pertaining to federal grant recipients including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.


  • The Commission will not fund the following:
    • Grants that exceed 25% of the organization's previous year's cash operating revenues
    • Social functions, parties, receptions, fundraisers, or galas
    • Operating expenses for home offices
    • Operating expenses for state operated facilities including, but not limited to, salary support and facility costs
    • Activities for which college or university students receive academic credit
    • Projects at colleges and universities that serve mostly students and faculty, with minimal or no community involvement
    • Projects by privately owned for-profit corporations
    • Financing of political activities
    • Retroactive funding
    • Debt reduction
    • Projects, productions, workshops and/or programs that include obscene material as defined in Section 43.21, Penal Code of Texas.

This page was last reviewed February 24, 2023 and last updated February 24, 2023