Welcome to the official website of the Texas Commission on the Arts!

GibbsThe mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

As you explore our website you will find information on Arts Create and Arts Respond grants, the Texas Touring Roster, Young Masters, Texas State Artists, Cultural Districts, Arts Education, and more. TCA offers numerous resources to the arts and cultural industries including specialized services from our staff and online information on fundraising, marketing, nonprofit basics, and leadership transitions.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about the many ways in which TCA invests in a creative Texas.


Gary Gibbs, Ph.D.
Executive Director