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.

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Amphibian Stage



Produces innovative and engaging theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us.

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Artes de la Rosa

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.

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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. 

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Ballet Concerto


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. 

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Ballet Frontier of Texas


Produces high-caliber classical ballet performances with the professional dancers of today while cultivating the dancers of tomorrow. ​

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Casa Mañana


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.

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Chamber Music Society of

Fort Worth


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.

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Circle Theatre


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.

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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. 

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Fort Worth Opera


Enriches people's lives with performances and programs that educate, entertain, inspire, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences.

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra


Unites its community through performance, education, and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually.

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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. 

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Gold Tone Senior Citizen

Show Choir


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. 

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Jubilee Theatre


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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Modern Art Museum of

Fort Worth


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.

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Performing Arts

Fort Worth


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.

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SiNaCa Studios

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.

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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.

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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.


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Texas Academy of

Figurative Art


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.

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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. 

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Thank You

Darlin' Foundation


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. 

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The Cliburn


Advances in 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. 

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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 the safety limitations of offering in-school and in-person programming, we've reallocated FY21 and FY22 GO! Arts Program Support funding to our Operating Support Grants and mini-grant opportunities, such as COVID-19 Arts Nonprofit Relief Funding and Capacity Building Grants. We hope to offer GO! Arts Grants in future cycles.


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

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame - $7,000

Texas Ballet Theater - $29,000

Click here to see previous FWTPID Cultural Initiative Grants.