Local Arts Support

Internationally renowned Nasher Sculpture Center acts locally to support the arts

Internationally renowned Nasher acts locally to support the arts

Mother's Day at Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher Sculpture Center is looking to support the local arts community with its new microgrants program. Photo by Julius Pickenpack

A new program from the Nasher Sculpture Center shows the internationally renowned institution also is invested in its community of local talent. The Nasher intends to subsidize, to a small degree, artists living and working in Dallas-Fort Worth through microgrants.

Twice a year, the program will give out a to-be-determined number of small grants, ranging from $250-$1,000, to North Texas artists, with the goal of championing artistic excellence and encouraging innovation, collaboration and engagement within the local visual arts community.

Jurors for the first round of grants include Dallas artists Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence and John Pomara; Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset; and Nasher assistant curator Leigh Arnold and Nasher curator of education Anna Smith.

“As a cultural center, it is essential that Dallas make an investment in its working artists to help foster and network this ever-growing creative ecosystem,” said Nasher director Jeremy Strick in a statement. “The Nasher Sculpture Center is proud to aid in the enrichment of this invaluable aspect of our city.”

Artists can submit applications now through April 3 at Nashersculpturecenter.org/artist-microgrants; winners will be announced on May 1. To be eligible, applicants must prove they live in one of the following North Texas counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Navarro, Ellis, Johnson, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto, Hood, Parker or Wise.