Dallas Chamber Symphony Recognized as Recipient of 2014 TACA Grant Award

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The Dallas Chamber Symphony is grateful and honored to be a recipient of a TACA 2014 Grant Award. Awards to 46 arts organizations were announced on February 3, 2014 at the Wyly Theater, in a ceremony marking the largest grant distribution in TACA History at $1.3 Million


TACA’s grants awarded will help support more than 5,000 performances that approximately 1.2 million people will attend. Ranging from $5,000 to $110,000, TACA grants are being awarded to a varied group of North Texas’ performing arts organizations, from the very large and established to the newly emerging.

TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) champions artistic excellence in performing arts organizations and encourages innovation, collaboration, and engagement through financial support, stewardship and resources.

In 2014, TACA will award over $1,400,000 to local performing arts organizations, an 8% increase over funds distributed in 2013. In January, grants went out to 46 diverse and deserving performing arts organizations, enriching the lives of North Texans of all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds.

  • TACA funding in 2014 supports approximately 3,100 performances, which an estimated 1.7 million people will attend.
  • TACA’s distribution in 2014 will bring the total dollars distributed since 1967 to more than $23,000,000 to 148 established and developing arts organization.
  • TACA began in 1966 with a single fundraiser that introduced Dallas to the concept of a seated black-tie dinner with a live and silent auction.
  • The organizations that TACA funds have annual operating budgets ranging from $28,500 to $31 million. TACA grants for 2014 range from $5,000 to $110,000.
  • TACA funds support dance, music, theater, opera, musical theater and choral programs.
  • The Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund supports the development of New Work in the area of performing arts through an annual grant fund of $100,000. The 2013 recipients of the $100,000 award money are Second Thought Theatre, Undermain Theatre and Voices of Change.
  • TACA views its role as cultivating the artists, the patrons and the volunteers of the future.

TACA supporters are committed to having a rich array of cultural opportunities in North Texas. They are enthusiastic arts patrons who share a vision of a dynamic and exciting cultural community. Members act as ambassadors, helping TACA build community, provide financial infrastructure and raise the bar for every arts organization.
Dedicated and passionate volunteers are the backbone of TACA, which operates with a dynamic and energetic Board of 40-plus members, a Board of Governors of 241 members and a 43-member Corporate Council.

The grant received by the Dallas Chamber Symphony will help fund not only chamber orchestra concerts, but also the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s Sight of Sound Film Competition, its Dallas International Piano Competition, and educational programs and concerts for children.

For more information about TACA, visit their website at www.taca-arts.org.

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