DALLAS, December 2, 2014 – The Dallas Arts District Foundation announced Tuesday the seven local arts and cultural organizations receiving $14,000 in grants. “Since 1997, Dallas Arts District Foundation grants have cultivated new and inclusive artists, work and audiences in our neighborhood,” said Dallas Arts District CEO Catherine Cuellar. “These creative recipients support the Dallas Arts District’s mission, enhancing the value of our city’s creative and economic life by engaging neighbors through excellent programs.”

The 2014 grants are awarded for original and multidisciplinary programs in the Dallas Arts District during 2015. The winners are:
Bruce Wood Dance Project: Five Year Celebration June 18-20, 2015 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Outreach Performance Series “Behind the Scenes” Nov. 23-25, 2015
The Dallas Institute: The Dallas Festival of Ideas Feb. 27-28, 2015
Dance Council of North Texas: Dallas DanceFest Sept. 4-6, 2015 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Fine Arts Chamber Players: Free Bancroft Family Concerts at the Dallas Museum of Art and the free Basically Beethoven Festival in July 2015 at Dallas City Performance Hall
Undermain Theatre: Undermain Reads at the Dallas Museum of Art
Voices of Change: Tibetan Fantasy March 14, 2015 at Dallas City Performance Hall

“Like the Dallas Arts District, CFT encourages collaboration among nonprofits to help our region, so this has been a terrific partnership,” said Communities Foundation of Texas president and CEO Brent Christopher. Since 1997, the Dallas Arts District Foundation Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded 401 grants to area arts organizations totaling $1,044,567. Donations to the Dallas Arts District Foundation are tax-deductible. To contribute, please visit: https://www.cftexas.org/dad.

The next Dallas Arts District Foundation grant cycle will take place in 2015. For more information on the grant selection process or to apply, please visit http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/district/grants.

For interviews, please contact:

Sarah Galaro, The Dallas Arts District: (214) 744-6642
Gayle Halperin, Bruce Wood Dance Project: (214) 298-9212
April Berry, Dallas Black Dance Theatre: (214) 871-2376
Emily Hargrove, The Dallas Institute: (214) 808-6876
Rogene Russell, Fine Arts Chamber Players: (214) 801-1078
Francisco Millet, Voices of Change: (214) 538-1406

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About the Dallas Arts District: The mission of the Dallas Arts District is to enhance the value of the city’s creative and economic life by engaging artistic, educational and commercial neighbors through excellent design, practices and programs. We aspire to transform the Dallas Arts District into a dynamic destination for Dallasites and tourists, powered by the imagination of regional and international artists, with integrated and exemplary artistic, residential, cultural and commercial life.