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WHO WE FUND

Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, 2018

How We Help Make Art Happen


Our thanks to the organizations below who make Fort Worth an outstanding place to work, play, and live! Arts Fort Worth is proud to support a diverse group of organizations through grant awards. Learn more about each of our outstanding grant recipients that received funding this year.

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619 Productions
CORE Operating Support: $5,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $4,0
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619 Productions establishes artistic and economic outlets in impoverished areas by providing free and low cost quality art programs for children, adults and seniors and to give clients beneficial support tools to use in their future and in the community at large.

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art
CORE Operating Support: $38,000
For
t Worth Tourism PID: $50,000


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
CORE Operating Support: $45,000

Fort Worth Tourism PID: $10,000
DEIA Capacity Building: $1,000


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
CORE Operating Support: $27,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $12,000
DEIA Capacity Building: 
$1,250

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
CORE Operating Support: $11,000

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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Avant Chamber Ballet
Fort Worth Tourism PID: $10,000


 

Avant Chamber Ballet’s ensemble of classically trained dancers presents a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary works from local choreographers, as well as internationally acclaimed artists.


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Ballet Concerto
CORE Operating Support: $10,500
CORE PLUS OUTREACH: $2,000



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
CORE Operating Support: $23,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $5
,000

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

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Casa Mañana
CORE Operating Support: $36,000
Fort
 Worth Tourism PID: $50,000 

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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Caminos del Inka

Fort Worth Tourism PID: $10,000

Founded by Music Director Laureate of the Fort Worth Symphony Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Caminos de Inka champions the music of South America and founded a Conducting Institute in Fort Worth.

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Chamber Music Society of
Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $11,500
CORE PLUS Outreach: $3,500


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
CORE Operating Support: $29,000
DEIA Capacity Building: $2,000

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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Decolonizing the Music Room
CORE Plus Outreach: $12,000

Fort Worth Tourism PID: $5,000


A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization centering Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian voices in music education and related fields by providing training and educational content to pre-service and practicing educators, and creating community programming for people of all ages.

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Fiddles on Wheels
Fort Worth Tourism PID: $2,500


We are a women owned, Texas based, 501c3 dedicated to promoting, preserving, and educating the general public on the art of fiddling.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden | 
BRIT

Fort Worth Tourism PID: $50,000

Explores the critically important world of plants, collaborate to discover the roles they play in our cultural and natural environments and engage people to conserve nature and improve the human experience. 

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Fort Worth Chorale

CORE Operating Support: $5,000

CORE PLUS Outreach: $10,000


The mission of the Fort Worth Chorale is to excite, engage, and inspire diverse audiences; to change lives through the artistry of singing.

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Fort Worth Civic Orchestra
CORE Operating Support: $5,000


The purpose of Fort Worth Civic Orchestra is to provide the 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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FWHCC Foundation
Fort Worth Tourism PID: $10,000


Fostering a vibrant economic environment for our members, individuals and the greater Fort Worth area.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $50,000
DEIA Capacity Building: $2
,000

The museum, designed by famed architects Legoretta + Legoretta of Mexico City, holds DinoLabs and DinoDig, Innovation Studios, the Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, and the CattleRaiser’s Museum.

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Fort Worth Opera
CORE Operating Support: $35,000

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
CORE Operating Support: $43,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $9,000

Forth Worth Tourism PID: $40,000

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

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Gold Tone Senior Citizen Choir
CORE Operating Support: $5,000


The mission of the Gold Tone Senior Citizen Show Choir is to provide an outlet for displaying the singing talents of men and women aged fifty and over. It is our desire to challenge ourselves to grow musically and to be role models for all seniors, while entertaining audiences with our best singing efforts. We also encourage seniors to be active and involved to improve their quality of life.


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Imagination Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $26,000
Forth Worth Tourism PID: $5,000

DEIA Capacity Building: $2,000

Over the past 30 years, more than five million students have participated in Imagination Fort Worth programs. Their programs combine the creative thrill of the arts with the critical educational goals outlined by local and state guidelines. Through art, dance, music, and theater, students engage with history, science, math, and language in ways that enhance learning and awaken creativity.

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Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth Tourism PID: $10,000

Founded by Rudy and Marian Eastman in Fort Worth in 1981, Jubilee Theatre's mission is to create and produce theatrical works that give voice to the African-American experience.



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KWC Performing Arts
CORE Operating Support: $44,000

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
CORE Operating Support: $36,000
Fort
 Worth Tourism PID: $50,000

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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Kinfolk House
CORE Operating Support: $5,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $12,000


Kinfolk House is a collaborative project space that inhabits a 100-year-old historic home, where community and art converge in the predominantly Black and Latina/e/o neighborhood of Polytechnic in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Lone Star Film Society
CORE Operating Support: $21,500

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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Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization
CORE Operating Support: $5.000

Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization (Maroon 9) was founded in 2015 and is currently a leader in developing quality out-of-school-time youth enrichment programs for the City of Fort Worth, TX.

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Modern Art Museum of
Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $42,000
Fo
rt Worth Tourism PID: $50,000

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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Panther City Artists
CORE Operating Support: $5,000

​Our mission is to establish a community where all citizens of Fort Worth have an opportunity to create art to enrich their lives and that of others.

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Performing Arts
Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $39,000

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
CORE Operating Support: $25,000
Fort
 Worth Tourism PID: $10,000

DEIA Capacity Building: $2,000

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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Southside Preservation Association
CORE Operating Support: $10,500

Southside Preservation Association, a non-profit 501(c)3, has been formed to preserve and restore the historic Southside Preservation Hall, a multicultural community-based resource center providing educational, cultural and social activities for the community.

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Spotlight Cast & Crew
CORE Operating Support: $5,000

The mission of Spotlight Cast & Crew is to provide a musical theatre experience that is directed, choreographed, designed (lighting, sound and costume) and performed by students in grades 8-12 in the greater Fort Worth Area.

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Stage West Theatre
CORE Operating Support: $43,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $2,000

Fort Worth Tourism PID: $35,000
DEIA Capacity Building: $750


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
CORE Operating Support: $11,500

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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Tarrant County Education Foundation
CORE Operating Support: $5,000

TCEF is a 501(c)(3) organization that awards merit scholarships to Tarrant County students. We advance our scholarship mission through the arts.  We collaborate with artists to execute art-oriented experiences that engage, inspire, and empower college hopefuls. 

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Texas Academy of
Figurative Art
CORE Operating Support: $10,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $1,500

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
CORE Operating Support: $35,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $9,000

Forth Worth Tourism PID: $35
,000

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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The Art Station
CORE Operating Support: $35 ,000

 

The Art Station is a nonprofit organization offering individual and group art therapy and community programs to children and adults. Their mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment where art making can be used to promote personal growth, uplift our hearts and help heal our minds and bodies.

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The Cliburn
CORE Operating Support: $38,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $8,000


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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The Thank You Darlin' Foundation
CORE Operating Support: $5,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $2,500

Our mission is to help fortify essential literacy skills through the arts to help youth from underserved communities better navigate academic and social challenges.

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The Welman Project
CORE Operating Support: $24,000
Fort Worth Tourism PID: $10,000

 
The Welman Project connects schools and nonprofits with the community in ways that ignite creativity, environmental activism, and social responsibility.
We serve as a free resource, distributing surplus materials from local companies for creative reuse in the classroom and beyond.



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Will Rogers Medallion Award
Fort Worth Tourism PID: $12,500

Will Rogers was a respected writer and cowboy entertainer whose work embodied and demonstrated the traditions and values of the American cowboy.  The Will Rogers Medallion Award was originally created to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry that honored the Will Rogers heritage, but has expanded to include other works of Western literature and film.

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Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $37,000

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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