Mission and Facts
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) champions artistic excellence in performing arts organizations and encourages innovation, collaboration, and engagement through financial support, stewardship and resources.
This year, TACA will award $1,300,000 to local performing arts organizations, an 18% increase over funds distributed last year. Grants went out to 42 diverse and deserving performing arts organizations, enriching the lives of North Texans of all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds.
- TACA funding in 2013 supports almost 5,000 performances, which an estimated 1.2 million people will attend.
- TACA's distribution this year brings the total dollars distributed since 1967 to more than $21,500,000 to 144 established and developing arts organizations.
- 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 $13,000 to $30 million. TACA grants for 2012-2013 ranged 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 200 members and a 33-member Corporate Council.