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TCA Events and Deadlines

  • December,2018
  • December 24 to December 26
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • January,2019
  • January 1
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • January 15
    Arts Respond Project - semi-annual grants deadline
    Arts Respond Project applications and attachments are due January 15, 2019.

    Online deadline by midnight CST

    Applications are for projects that begin between April 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019 and address one of the State's five priority areas.

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/ARP.htm
  • January 21
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • January 30
    Cultural Districts Designation Program - Letter of Intent deadline
    Organizations interested in applying for the Cultural Districts Designation Program are required to submit a Letter of Intent via email by January 30, 2019. The Letter of Intent should include a one-page overview of the plans for the cultural district including a timeline. The full application is due June 17, 2019.

    Electronic mail deadline by midnight CST

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/CD.htm
  • February,2019
  • February 1
    Performance Support- quarterly grants deadline
    Arts Respond Performance Support applications and attachments are due February 1, 2019

    Applications are for performances and activities by artists from the Texas Touring Roster occurring March 15 - June 14, 2019.

    Online deadline by midnight CST

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/CC6.htm
  • February 18
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • February 20
    Free Professional Development Webinar Series
    Join us online at 2:00 PM CST/CDT today. TCA's free professional development webinar series focuses on topics of interest to the arts and cultural industry of Texas.

    To sign up for this webinar: derek@arts.texas.gov

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....nars/
  • February 23
    Texas Poetry Out Loud - finals
    The state finals competition of the Poetry Out Loud national poetry recitation contest will be held in Austin.  High school students from across Texas will compete for a chance to represent the state at the national contest in Washington, D.C. in May. The winner of that competition receives a $20,000 scholarship.
  • March,2019
  • March 1
    Arts Create - multi-year grants deadline - full application & AV
    Arts Create applications are due on March 1, 2019 for Level 1 Established Arts Organizations and College Arts Institutions. This is the full application with audio-visual sample for FY2020 operational support.

    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    Also deadline for attachments – postmark or electronic
    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/GPA1.htm
  • March 15
    Arts Create - multi-year grants deadline - full application & AV
    Arts Create applications are due on March 15, 2019 for Level 2,3,4 Established Arts Organizations and Local Arts Agencies. This is the full application with audio-visual sample for FY2020 operational support.

    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    Also deadline for attachments – postmark or electronic

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/TAPTOC.asp
  • March 26
    Commission Meeting
    Quarterly Commission Meeting
    •Review of pending grants
    •Final appeal of applications not funded
    •Funding decisions made

    For Specific Agenda
    Per State law, two weeks prior to the meeting, the agenda is posted for public review with the Texas Register. Search for “Texas Commission on the Arts” to view the current agendas posted online.

    To Attend Meeting
    All Commission meetings are open to the public. Please contact TCA’s front desk for details about time and location of this meeting. We are happy to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us as early as possible.

    Front Desk
    Phone: (512) 463-5535
    E-Mail: front.desk@arts.texas.gov
  • April,2019
  • April 17
    Free Professional Development Webinar Series
    Join us online at 2:00 PM CST/CDT today. TCA's free professional development webinar series focuses on topics of interest to the arts and cultural industry of Texas.

    To sign up for this webinar: derek@arts.texas.gov

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....nars/
  • May,2019
  • May 1
    Performance Support- quarterly grants deadline
    Arts Respond Performance Support applications and attachments are due May 1, 2019

    Applications are for performances and activities by artists from the Texas Touring Roster occurring June 15 -August 31, 2019.

    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/CC6.htm
  • May 27
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • June,2019
  • June 17
    Cultural District Designation Program - application deadline
    Cultural Districts Designation Program applications and supporting materials are due June 17, 2019.

    NOTE: Applicants MUST have submitted a Letter of Intent to apply at the January 2019 deadline to be eligible

    Electronic or postmark deadline

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/CD.htm
  • June 18
    Commission Meeting
    Quarterly Commission Meeting
    •Review of pending grants
    •Final appeal of applications not funded
    •Funding decisions made

    For Specific Agenda
    Per State law, two weeks prior to the meeting, the agenda is posted for public review with the Texas Register. Search for “Texas Commission on the Arts” to view the current agendas posted online.

    To Attend Meeting
    All Commission meetings are open to the public. Please contact TCA’s front desk for details about time and location of this meeting. We are happy to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us as early as possible.

    Front Desk
    Phone: (512) 463-5535
    E-Mail: front.desk@arts.texas.gov
  • June 19
    Free Professional Development Webinar Series
    Join us online at 2:00 PM CST/CDT today. TCA's free professional development webinar series focuses on topics of interest to the arts and cultural industry of Texas.

    To sign up for this webinar: derek@arts.texas.gov

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....nars/
  • July,2019
  • July 4
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • July 15
    Arts Respond Project - semi-annual deadline
    Arts Respond Project applications and attachments are due July 15, 2019.
    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    Applications are for projects that address one of the five priority areas and begin between Sept. 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020.

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/ARP.htm
  • August,2019
  • August 1
    Performance Support- quarterly grants deadline
    Arts Respond Performance Support applications and attachments are due August 1, 2019

    Applications are for performances and activities by artists from the Texas Touring Roster occurring Sept 1 - December 14, 2019.

    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/CC6.htm
  • August 21
    Free Professional Development Webinar Series
    Join us online at 2:00 PM CST/CDT today. TCA's free professional development webinar series focuses on topics of interest to the arts and cultural industry of Texas.

    To sign up for this webinar: derek@arts.texas.gov

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....nars/
  • September,2019
  • September 2
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • September 5
    Commission Meeting
    Quarterly Commission Meeting
    •Review of pending grants
    •Final appeal of applications not funded
    •Funding decisions made

    For Specific Agenda
    Per State law, two weeks prior to the meeting, the agenda is posted for public review with the Texas Register. Search for “Texas Commission on the Arts” to view the current agendas posted online.

    To Attend Meeting
    All Commission meetings are open to the public. Please contact TCA’s front desk for details about time and location of this meeting. We are happy to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us as early as possible.

    Front Desk
    Phone: (512) 463-5535
    E-Mail: front.desk@arts.texas.gov
  • September 30
    Final Report- deadline
    All final reports for fiscal year 2019 grants from TCA are due no later than Monday, September 30, 2019. Attachments are also due.
  • October,2019
  • October 16
    Free Professional Development Webinar Series
    Join us online at 2:00 PM CST/CDT today. TCA's free professional development webinar series focuses on topics of interest to the arts and cultural industry of Texas.

    To sign up for this webinar: derek@arts.texas.gov

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....nars/
  • November,2019
  • November 1
    Performance Support- quarterly grants deadline
    Arts Respond Performance Support applications and attachments are due November 1, 2019

    Applications are for performances and activities by artists from the Texas Touring Roster occurring December 15, 2019 - March 14, 2020.

    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    For details: https://www2.arts.state.tx.us/tcagrant/TXArtsPlan/CC6.htm
  • November 15
    Young Masters application deadline

    Young Masters applications and attachments are due by November 15, 2019


    Online deadline by midnight CST/CDT

    The state's most talented young artists (8th to 11th grade) receive the title of "Young Master" and are awarded grants of $5,000 per year to further their studies in their chosen arts disciplines.

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....ters/
  • November 28 to November 29
    Agency closed
    State holiday
  • December,2019
  • December 5
    Commission Meeting
    Quarterly Commission Meeting
    •Review of pending grants
    •Final appeal of applications not funded
    •Funding decisions made

    For Specific Agenda
    Per State law, two weeks prior to the meeting, the agenda is posted for public review with the Texas Register. Search for “Texas Commission on the Arts” to view the current agendas posted online.

    To Attend Meeting
    All Commission meetings are open to the public. Please contact TCA’s front desk for details about time and location of this meeting. We are happy to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us as early as possible.

    Front Desk
    Phone: (512) 463-5535
    E-Mail: front.desk@arts.texas.gov
  • December 11
    Free Professional Development Webinar Series
    Join us online at 2:00 PM CST/CDT today. TCA's free professional development webinar series focuses on topics of interest to the arts and cultural industry of Texas.

    To sign up for this webinar: derek@arts.texas.gov

    For details: www.arts.texas.gov/init.....nars/