Marfa Live Arts awarded Texas Women for the Arts grant

AUSTIN – Texas Women for the Arts, a program of the Texas Cultural Trust, has selected 27 arts programs across the state to receive more than $247,000 in grants at their 14th annual meeting April 29 - May 1 in Houston. Marfa Live Arts received a grant for $23,750.

A giving circle of women united in supporting arts and arts education programs across the state, Texas Women for the Arts’ mission is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child. Each year, Texas Women for the Arts members meet in a different Texas city for exclusive arts experiences and to grant much needed funds to select arts education programs.

“Texas Women for the Arts was formed in 2005 to be a champion for the arts and arts education. Since then, the organization has awarded more than $2.4 million to more than 200 arts organizations across Texas. We are proud to have more than 300 dynamic women from across the state dedicated to this cause, and are honored to continue the legacy this year in Houston, and look forward to 2020,” said Heidi Marquez Smith, Executive Director of Texas Cultural Trust.

“Texas Women for the Arts remains committed to providing grants to organizations that share our mission to ensure that the children of Texas have access to life-enriching arts education,” said Eliza Duncan, chair of Texas Women for the Arts. “We are thrilled to have announced our grant funding total for 2019 and are honored to have awarded 27 more organizations at our annual meeting in Houston.”

The Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include Art Can, the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Texas Women for the Arts, Texas Young Masters, and the Arts & Digital Literacy initiative. For more information, please visit

Texas Women for the Arts is an essential giving circle uniting the financial forces of Texas women in funding initiatives for the arts and arts education programs throughout the state. Created by the Texas Cultural Trust and administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Women for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that makes a remarkable impact on the arts for our children and our culture. Since its inception in 2005, Texas Women for the Arts has awarded $2.4million in grants to 180 arts organizations, impacting more than a million children across the state. For more information please visit

To join Texas Women for the Arts, or to learn more about the program, please visit

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