The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $450,000 to Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. This grant, the first Mellon Foundation award in Texas Performing Arts’ 30-year history, will help Texas Performing Arts expand the depth and breadth of its classical music presenting and participation over a three-year grant period. The project will support interdisciplinary programming, extended artist residencies, the commissioning of new work, and the formation of a classical music task force.

One third ($150,000) of The Mellon Foundation funding is conditioned on matching funds from new or increased contributions from individuals, corporations, or foundations. The remaining Mellon Foundation grant support will be matched by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and the Executive Vice President and Provost of The University of Texas at Austin, bringing total funding for Texas Performing Arts’ classical music agenda to a total of $900,000.

This important funding will allow Texas Performing Arts to expand its classical music offerings in ways that are far more engaging for contemporary audiences. The grant will support programs that actively integrate classical music into the life, culture, and identity of Austin, and focus on building a more vibrant, sustainable, and engaged community of artists, scholars, and audiences for classical music…read the full press release.

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