The City Council approved $220,000 in grants for almost two dozen area cultural and arts-related organizations at Monday’s City Council meeting, as recommended by the City’s Cultural Arts Commission. Organizations benefiting span a wide variety of interests and cultures found in Richardson, from literary arts and Indian dance to chamber music and women’s barbershop harmony. The grants, funded by the hotel/motel tax fund, will assist the organizations with operating expenses and regular programming.

The total organizations funded and total funds awarded this year are an increase over 2020 of about 75 percent and 22 percent respectively, increases made possible by the City’s new 2021-22 budget.

The Commission reviews grant applications from arts organizations each year for financial assistance, in alignment with the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan.

Organizations funded for 2021-22 are as follows:

  • Chamber Music International
  • Chamberlain Ballet
  • Contemporary Chorale
  • Core Theatre
  • Dallas Chinese Community Center
  • DTX Dandiya
  • Friends of the Richardson Public Library
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra
  • Pegasus Theatre Incorporated
  • Plano Symphony Orchestra
  • RAAS All-Stars
  • Repertory Company Theatre, Inc.
  • Richardson Civic Art Society
  • Richardson Community Band
  • Richardson Community Chorale
  • Richardson Reads One Book
  • Richardson Symphony, Inc.
  • Richardson Theatre Centre, Inc.
  • Rich-Tone Chorus
  • Texas Musical Winds Outreach
  • Tuzer Ballet