The Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to raise public awareness and private funds in support of the arts and art education initiatives in Texas through the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and other qualifying agencies. This public/private partnership between the Texas Cultural Trust, a group of distinguished volunteers from across Texas, and the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), a group of distinguished citizens appointed by the governor, is unique. While each organization works independently, we share a common goal to ensure the future of the arts and arts education in Texas, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Texans.

TCA is grateful to the Texas Cultural Trust for providing the funding for the Young Masters program.  For more information on the Texas Cultural Trust and for the opportunity to contribute to the Young Masters program, please visit their website at

The Texas Medal of the Arts Awards  is the signature event of the Texas Cultural Trust. The event spotlights and celebrates the best artistic talent in the state.

Texas Cultural Trust also includes the giving circle known as Texas Women for the Arts that supports arts education activities across the state.