Arts DFW is a 501(c)3 exempt private organization defined in the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Arts DFW was established in 2019. A group of Bedford residents decided their communities had great passion for the arts but the funding was nonexistent. Throughout the past 3 years, the Board of Directors and volunteers have sought to fulfill this vision by fundraising.

Grants from Arts DFW help to advance the missions of nonprofit visual and performing art organizations and individual artists serving the people of Dallas Ft. Worth. Grants are made primarily to nonprofits and individuals advancing the arts in their communities. We prioritize funding to activities and programs that have a broad community reach. We focus on supporting the needs of underserved communities and advancing racial equity.

Our 2021 Grant will open October 15 and close November 15. This year applications will be accepted from the following cities: Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Grapevine, Haltom City, North Richland Hills and Richland Hills.


Pass through non-profit organizations.

Support for events, fundraisers, dinners, school trips or marketing events

Applicants may only submit one application per year.






$10,000 in AWARDS

Applications were requested October – November 2021.

January 28, 2022 winners were awarded.

About our 2022 Winners

ONSTAGE in Bedford. A 36 year old volunteer theater group originating in the Boy’s Ranch in Bedford (Generations Park). They have relocated to the Old Bedford School. Onstage requested audio equipment to communicate with each other throughout their new location.

Regal Chorale requested expenses for one of their two yearly events. The group has broad community reach.

Upright Theatre Company. A new community theater which was established in June 2020. Their needs are great. They have an impressive mission statement with worthy goals having already procured a building and is in show production. They offer a broad range of performances for all ages Children’s camps and classes covering virtually every demographic.

Art This Week requested a grant to produce 12 interviews with various art gallery docents. Their novel video format uses the internet to bring art to every demographic, every socio-economic sector and every racial group. There is unlimited range for their projects. Art This Week provides in-depth interviews with curators and artists at art institutions. Their most recent productions cover exhibitions at The Menil Collection (Houston) and the Kimbell Art Museum.

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) requested a grant for one live art show for 2022. TAG has been part of our local HEB community for about 60 years. They have a long relationship to HEB and show an impact among a wide demographic through their education classes.

The Hopeful Theater Project. This organization specifically serves economically disadvantaged children and youth. They offer mobile theater performances at various venues in neighboring cities. The production we will be supporting is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in the 2022 season.

Northeast Orchestra requested a grant for the rental of orchestral scores for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. This is an all-volunteer community orchestra that offers affordable concerts in a family friendly environment. They offer local high school choirs the opportunity to sing with a live orchestra. They provide a wide range of demographic participation from teens to 65+ seniors.