City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture


The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture’s Community Arts Division is requesting proposals from Non-Profit Organizations with ALAANA-focused programming for an 8-week residency!

ALAANA means African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American. This also includes Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (category as defined by the US Census Bureau).  ALAANA Organization is an organization whose primary intentions, practices, and mission are by, for, or about ALAANA artists, cultures, and communities. The word “for” refers to the intention of the organization to perpetuate, promote, and present art that is representative of an ALAANA culture and people and/or is given form by ALAANA artists.

Dallas Typology Map

The residency can be in-person or virtual, focusing on providing services in Districts 2-6, 8, and 10-13. These Districts do not have neighborhood cultural centers to connect arts organizations with new communities.

Special consideration will be given to proposals providing services in the pink and green areas of the Dallas Cultural Plan’s typology map. 

Using any arts discipline, the proposed residency projects must address art and culture and create access to artistic and cultural programming for the residents of Dallas.

Residencies must take place within the city limits of Dallas and must be completed by September 30, 2021.



  1. History and origins of ALAANA cultural programming and service:
    • Organization mission expressing programmatic and service focus around one or more ALAANA experiences or cultures, organization history, leadership, and contact information to include email and administrative address.
  2. Proposal describing the planned execution of a project as described in the Overview & Scope of Services (see above).
  3. Most recent 990 or 990EZ Tax Form and Tax ID for verification.
  4. Proposed budget to execute proposals not to exceed an award of $20,000 from the Office of Arts and Culture; if selected, payments will be made according to the terms of the contract. 
  5. Sample teaching curriculum
    • Outreach/marketing and registration plans
    • All supplemental materials submitted should reflect the quality of your artistic product. Poorly produced supplementary materials can negatively affect your application score.  Supplemental materials should include the following:
    • Social distancing/virtual classroom plan
    • Photos/videos
    • Web links to work samples showcasing the organization
    • Letters of recommendation addressed to Community Arts Manager, Office of Arts and Culture.

Submit your Proposal HERE


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