In 1963 the Arts Council was formed to provide funding and leadership to stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout the community. Today's Arts Council is a dynamic, multi-faceted, arts agency serving artists, arts organizations and the community with programs that help shape the arts and that have a significant impact on the quality of life in Fort Worth.
Arts Council programs address three main areas:
- advocating for and funding local arts organizations through a competitive grants program;
- providing first class public art services, enhancing the visual environment of the city; and
- managing the Community Arts Center as an affordable and accessible venue for artists arts organizations, and the community as a whole.
By identifying and addressing the needs of the arts community and of the community at large, the Arts Council is positioned to serve its constituents ably and well.
Funding for Arts Council grants comes from individuals, corporate and foundation donors, as well as the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Texas Commission on the Arts.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's (FWSO) world-class musicians and internationally recognized music director have become known for their outstanding performances of symphonic and pops music with a wide-range of talented artists. One of the largest performing arts organizations in the city, the Orchestra reaches more than 250,000 people each year in and around Fort Worth.
Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who wanted to extend the range and quality of theater productions in North Texas. The company's mission is to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way the world is seen. Dedicated to promoting creative collaborations and networking, Amphibian links its company members living in Fort Worth, New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, in order to present readings and fully-staged productions in Fort Worth and New York City.
The Lone Star Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form and to showcase the City of Fort Worth to the world. The Society accomplishes this mission through year-round presentation, education and community collaboration. This includes an annual international film festival that is the leading event of its kind in North Texas.
One of the fourteen oldest opera companies in the entire nation and the oldest continuously performing opera company in Texas, the Fort Worth Opera has produced more than 200 main-stage operas. Fort Worth Opera also boasts a highly successful opera education program. The Children's Opera Tour brings the exciting and colorful world of opera to approximately 100,000 school children each year across the state of Texas.
Stage West is a professional theatre company that has produced a wide range of performances including classic American and world drama, Shakespeare, Shaw, contemporary Broadway plays and musicals, new works by aspirating playwrights and world premiers.
|A Piece of Work||Fort Worth|
|ACTME Foundation||Fort Worth|
|Adobe Western Art Gallery||Fort Worth|
|AIDS Outreach Center||Fort Worth|
|All Saint's Episcopal Church||Fort Worth|
|All Saints Episcopal School||Fort Worth|
|All Saints' Episcopal Church||Phoenix|
|American Advertising Federation - Fort Worth||Fort Worth|
|American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum||Fort Worth|
|American Heart Association||Norfolk|
|American Heart Association - Fort Worth||Fort Worth|
|American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Fort Worth||Fort Worth|
|American Miniature Horse Association||Alvarado|
|American Paint Horse Association||Fort Worth|
|Amon Carter Museum of American Art||Fort Worth|
|Anderson Private School||Fort Worth|
|Anointed Authors On Tour||Grand Prairie|
|Apex Arts League||Southlake|
|Arborlawn United Methodist Church||Fort Worth|