Announcement of 2018 Arts Grant Recipients

Awarded by the City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Today the City of Corpus Christi’s Arts & Cultural Commission announced the 2018 Arts Grant recipients.

We are pleased to congratulate the following local arts organizations selected to receive a total of $166,700 in grant funds for the 12 exciting programs listed below.

  • La Competencia Folklórico De Tejas – Mexican Folk Dance Competition sponsored by Alcorta’s Folklorica Diamante, Inc.

  • Arts Alive! Labor Day Weekend sponsored by The Art Center of Corpus Christi

  • Masterpieces of American Modernism from the Vilcek Collection Exhibition sponsored by Art Museum of South Texas

  • Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico 20th Annual “Free to the Public” Show sponsored by Ballet Folklórico Viva Mexico

  • Giselle sponsored by Corpus Christi Ballet

  • Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society Concert Series 2018 sponsored by the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society, Inc.

  • Bailando Dance Festival 2018 - Dance Initiative Project sponsored by Coastal Bend School of the Arts

  • Corpus Christi LIVE! Program Continuation sponsored by Corpus Christi LIVE!

  • Pops in the Park 2018 sponsored by Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra

  • 2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival sponsored by K Space Contemporary

  • Art at the Galleries sponsored by Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Art Department

  • Spotlight on the Arts sponsored by South Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. (KEDT)

The City of Corpus Christi is a proud supporter of the arts and culture through its Arts Grants program to help nurture and build a vibrant place to live and visit. These grants are available to 501c3 non-profit corporations and tax-exempt community-oriented organizations that provide arts programs and activities within the City of Corpus Christi. The City of Corpus Christi’s Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund is the funding source for the Arts Grant Program. The projects and organizations selected by the Arts & Cultural Commission members to receive grants offer high-quality programming to the creative ecosystem of South Texas, and promote tourism for the city and the convention and hotel industry. 

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