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
DEIA Capacity Building: 
$2,000

Since their inception, 619 Productions has served over 4000 children, approximately 2500 adults and over 250 seniors, including 3 Tarrant County College locations, 4 Fort Worth Community Centers, local libraries, Fort Worth public schools, and city hall and other civic locations.
 

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art
CORE Operating Support: $37,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: 
$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
Productions
CORE Operating Support: $43,000
DEIA Capacity Building: 
$2,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative $2,500


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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Art Tooth
CORE Operating Support: $4,000

Supports emerging and mid-career artists through exhibitions, networking events, educational programs, digital marketing, and strategic partnerships.


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Artes de la Rosa
CORE Operating Support: $23,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $19,800
DEIA Capacity Building: 
$2,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative $19,000


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: $11,450

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
CORE Operating Support: $11,500


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: $9,000


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

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Caminos del Inka
CORE Operating Support: $11,500

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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Casa Mañana
CORE Operating Support: $40,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $1,485
DEIA Capacity Building: $1,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $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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Chamber Music Society of
Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $11,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $2,183


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: $36,000

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 Operating: $12,000


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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Fort Worth Botanic Garden | 
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FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $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 Civic Orchestra
CORE Operating Support: $1,750

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 Chorale
CORE Operating Support: $5,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $8
,800

The mission of the Fort Worth Chorale is to excite, engage, and inspire diverse audiences; to change lives through the artistry of singing. The Chorale traditionally offers three to four themed concerts per season at various locations throughout Fort Worth and the metropolitan area.

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Fort Worth Opera
CORE Operating Support: $47,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $19,200
DEIA Capacity Building: $2,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $7,500


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 Museum of Science and History
DEIA Capacity Building: $1,000


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 Symphony Orchestra
CORE Operating Support: $41,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $19,400
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $35,000


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

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Imagination Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $21,500
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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Hip Pocket Theatre

CORE Operating Support: $17,020

CORE PLUS Outreach: $3,097


 

Hip Pocket Theatre has been a vital part of the performing arts in Texas since 1976, when founders first staged their interdisciplinary plays under the stars in Fort Worth. Since its founding, the theater has grown its global reach and capacity for genre-defying programming, while staying true to the bold, playful, and magical. 

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Kimbell Art Museum
CORE Operating Support: $40,000
DEIA Capacity Building: $2,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $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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KWC Performing Arts
CORE Operating Support: $39,000

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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Lone Star Film Society
CORE Operating Support: $22,000

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 PLUS Outreach: $3,000
DEIA Capacity Building: $1250


Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization is dedicated to
enriching the lives of youth, educating the community, and bringing awareness to Sickle Cell Disease.
To achieve this mission, we provide high-quality youth enrichment
programs focused on Fine Arts in addition to STEM and Life Skills.


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McAnthony's Multicultural Collective
CORE Operating Support: $2,250

Established in 1999 as a nonprofit group of professional, nonprofessional and student artists dedicated to the premise of the importance of art for all human beings.  Under the guiding focus of Dr. Eddie McAnthony, educates people about the beauty of art; exposes patrons and the community to a unique art experience which highlights the gallery's philosophy of "Oneness in Diverseness" and places special emphasis on African American art as well as art from various ethnic backgrounds.

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Modern Art Museum of
Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $41,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $8,100
DEIA Capacity Building: $2,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $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: $1,750

The mission of Panther City Artists 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. Their vision is to provide a space where community thrives through Art

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Performing Arts
Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $32,000

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: $26,000

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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Stage West Theatre
CORE Operating Support: $38,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $1,940
DEIA Capacity Building: $1,250


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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Texas Academy of
Figurative Art
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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Texas Ballet Theater
CORE Operating Support: $37,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $17,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $50,000


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: $37,000

 

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: $46,000
CORE PLUS Outreach: $10,000
FWTPID Cultural Initiative: $20,000


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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Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth
CORE Operating Support: $31,000

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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Thank You
Darlin' Foundation
CORE PLUS Outreach: $2,275
DEIA Capacity Building: $1,000


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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