Grants help Oak Cliff arts nonprofits expand

29 Pieces' Piece 24 studio on Jefferson: Photo by Danny Fulgencio
29 Pieces’ Piece 24 studio on Jefferson: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

With the arts being so important to Oak Cliff, creativity is in no short supply.

Now a few neighborhood nonprofits have the opportunity to expand their artistic endeavors, thanks to grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Local organization 29 Pieces, which utilizes art programs to promote social change, received two grants from the commission. A $1,500 grant will help fund a festival held to unveil the Piece 24 sculpture, completed by local high school students.  An additional $1,000 grant will fund a project in which professional artists and at-risk teens will team up to create three sculptures.

Teatro Dallas received a $9,500 grant to fund its operations, as well as a $1,500 grant to support its production of Shakespeare’s “Siege of Numantia” and a $3,000 grant to perform a Spanish language theatre production.

The Texas Commission on the Arts funded 974 grants totaling more than $7 million across the state.


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