- Jeanne Claire van Ryzin American-Statesman Staff
Texas Women for the Arts today announced its 10 newest grantees, which include Austin arts organizations Blanton Museum of Art and Anthropos Art.
Ten arts organizations across Texas were award a total of $200,000 in grants.
In Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art was awarded $12,000 for the “Second Sundays: Free for All” a pilot free admission program. Anthropos Arts was awarded $10,000 for its music-mentoring program.
In addition, the Menuhin Competition, an international violin competition for musicians 21 and under, was awarded $15,000. The 2014 competition will be held in Austin at UT’s Butler School of Music and the Long Center. It will be the first time the competition takes place in the United States.
The other nonprofits receiving grant awards include The Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts, Arts for Rural Texas, the San Antonio Symphony, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Fort Worth’s Imagination Celebration, Kids Excel El Paso and the statewide Texas Young Masters Program.
Texas Women for the Arts was created by the Texas Cultural Trust and is administered by the Texas Commission for the Arts.