Amarillo Symphony Receives Texas Commission on the Arts Grant
$10,000 Arts Create grant received for operational support.
AMARILLO, TEXAS – (October 8, 2014) – The Amarillo Symphony, (www.amarillosymphony.org), the leader of orchestral music in the Texas Panhandle since 1924, has received a $10,000 Arts Create grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding of 875 grants in its first funding round for fiscal year 2015. The grants total $4.5 million and will go to nonprofits and units of government in 115 cities. The Amarillo Symphony has received a $10,000 Arts Create grant that will go to provide year-round operational support.
“We are pleased to be able to provide support for so many quality arts activities across the state,” said Gary Gibbs, executive director of TCA. “The substantial work that our grantees are doing not only advances the arts in Texas, but provides valuable art experiences to Texans in rural communities, school, hospitals, social service settings, and more.”
The Amarillo Symphony would like to thank TCA for their continued support.
“The Amarillo Symphony is honored to receive an Arts Create grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, said Susan White, executive director for the Amarillo Symphony. This grant provides our orchestra with greatly needed general operating support that enables the Amarillo Symphony to continue to infuse our community with great orchestral music. A TCA grant is a seal of approval that the Amarillo Symphony continues to do great work in a responsible way.”
About the Amarillo Symphony
Founded in 1924, the mission of the Amarillo Symphony (www.amarillosymphony.org) is to infuse the Amarillo community with an unbridled enthusiasm for the performance and discovery of great orchestral music. The Amarillo Symphony is the only professional orchestra in the Texas Panhandle and offers an array of successful youth educational programs in addition to regularly scheduled concerts.
The 2014 – 2015 season is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Learn more about the Amarillo Symphony at www.amarillosymphony.org.
About the Texas Commission on the Arts
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism, and artist sustainability initiatives. For more information on TCA and its programs, please visit www.arts.texas.gov