Who We Fund
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, 2018
How We Make Art Happen
Our thanks to the organizations below who make Fort Worth an outstanding place to work, play, and live!
The Arts Council is proud to support a diverse group of organizations through grant awards. Click through to learn more about each of our outstanding grant recipients!
2021 Operating Support Grants
Operating Support Grants provide core mission support through unrestricted funding to established nonprofit arts organizations for general operations, administration, and programming costs incurred during the grant year.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Collects, preserves, and exhibits the finest examples of American art, and serves an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the study of American art.
Produces innovative and engaging theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us.
Artes de la Rosa
Manages the historic gem of Fort Worth's Northside, The Rose Marine Theater, and Fort Worth's only Hispanic theater company: Teatro de la Rosa. An award-winning organization receiving praise for its children's programming and critical acclaim for its productions.
Arts Fifth Avenue
Provides a forum of expression for visual and performing artists. Develops and preserves interests in tap dance and jazz music, and educates the public, particularly youth, about these unique art forms.
Dedicated to providing artistic education and entertainment to residents of Fort Worth and its surrounding areas. These activities include free education outreach programs and an annual Holiday Special.
Ballet Frontier of Texas
Produces high-caliber classical ballet performances with the professional dancers of today while cultivating the dancers of tomorrow.
The largest performing arts organization in Tarrant County, Casa Mañana, the House of Tomorrow, creates, nurtures, and advances live professional theater for the enrichment and education of Fort Worth's diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons.
Chamber Music Society of
Promotes and presents the highest quality chamber music, reflecting innovation, creativity in programming, and selection of superior musical artists. Building an informed audience for chamber music, through educational programs in schools, with concert series, and through the media.
An established regional theater in Fort Worth dedicated to presenting professional, innovative theater in an intimate space. Founded in 1981 by Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry, Circle Theatre has premiered over 130 plays to the city in its 36 seasons.
Fort Worth Civic Orchestra
Provides the Fort Worth community with an accessible listening and educational experience of quality symphonic music while offering an outlet for musicians who desire to perform as an avocation.
Fort Worth Opera
Enriches people's lives with performances and programs that educate, entertain, inspire, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Unites its community through performance, education, and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually.
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra
Promotes and inspires the continuing development of musical talent in qualifying area youth through intensive training in classical music and performance.
Gold Tone Senior Citizen
Through a choral venue, provides an outlet for displaying the singing talents of men and women ages fifty and over. Encourages seniors to be active and involved in improving their quality of life, while entertaining audiences.
Creates and produces theatrical works that give voice to the African American experience. Promotes and presents new works, with a focus on both musicals and plays, finding the universal message to attract and involve a diverse and multicultural audience.
Kids Who Care
Creates a place where children are cherished through exposure, education, and experience in the performing arts and entrepreneurial leadership. Producing musical theater classes, camps and productions, year-round leadership opportunities, and local, national, and international tours of original musicals.
Kimbell Art Museum
Dedicated to the education, increased enjoyment, and cultural enrichment of the public through the display and interpretation of works of art. Hosts an art collection as well as traveling art exhibitions, educational programs, and an extensive research library.
Lone Star Film Society
Provides film education programs for adults and high-school-age students interested in the art of cinema. Programs have included weekend workshops in screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, film theory, and various film camp experiences for students looking to pursue a career in film.
Modern Art Museum of
Dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media, and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. Promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes, and workshops.
Presents various forms of one-night-only programming and national Broadway touring productions. Net revenues from these series cover a significant portion of the annual operation costs of the Bass Performance Hall facilities. In addition, they offer a variety of performing arts education opportunities of superior quality and free of charge to all students and educators through the Children’s Education Program.
School of Glass
A nonprofit school providing community outreach programs and individual instruction to nurture curiosity for the art and science of glassmaking. Bringing the glass art community together through exhibitions and providing accessible, educational, and affordable experiences for the general public. Teaches courses to share the traditions and techniques of all disciplines of studio glass.
Stage West Theatre
A world-class regional theater entertaining, inspiring, and challenging Fort Worth’s art seeker through great live theater. Serving diverse audiences and offering free and low-cost educational outreach opportunities to the community.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Makes outstanding classical theater available to everyone in the DFW community. Offers affordable and diverse programming, seeking to debunk the myth that Shakespeare and other forms of classical theater are irrelevant to the modern audience. Values an enriching, educational, and entertaining, shared theatrical experience.
Texas Academy of
Seeks to promote the advancement of figurative realism through sound academic instruction based on the timeless principles of classical realism. Providing education and training for artists who are interested in classically based realism.
Texas Ballet Theater
Creates, presents, and tours world-class ballet, from classical to cutting-edge, and promotes its appreciation, accessibility, and technical mastery among students, pre-professionals, and audiences of all ages.
Helps disadvantaged youth experience academic and personal success through the arts. Carrying out this mission through supplemental teaching, after-school programs, youth anthology publications, spoken word performances, and poetry slam competitions.
Advances classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.
2021 GO! Arts Program Support Grants
The GO! Arts Program Support Grant provides funding for outreach programs that bring the performing, visual, and interdisciplinary arts into traditionally under-served communities.
Due to COVID-19 and safety limitations of offering in-school and in-person programming, we were not able to provide the GO! Arts Program Support Grant in 2021, and instead shifted additional funding to our Operating Support Grants.
2021 Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement
District Cultural Initiative Grants
The purpose of the Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement District (FWTPID) Cultural Initiative Grant is to provide marketing and promotional funding to arts and cultural organizations which promote and enhance the visibility of Fort Worth as an overnight destination to their patrons. Eligible initiatives can be a single event, seasons or annual calendars of events.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art - $30,000
Casa Mañana - $22,000
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - $30,000
Fort Worth Opera - $30,000
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra - $29,000
Kimbell Art Museum - $30,000
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - $30,000
Texas Ballet Theater - $29,000