Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. Twenty years later, the now 28-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; and top concerts, performers and cutting-edge speakers. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages.
A rarity in secondary music education to date, this curriculum-based gospel choir is a quickly substantiating its addition to the school’s course schedule. With over 6 million views on social media and an ever-growing student and community interest, this group brings sounds of joy and inspiration to audiences both near and far. Under the guidance of its founding director, Nathan De'Shon Myers, students in this choir are learning through lectures and collaborations with national gospel recording artists.
The Cedars Union is a non-profit arts incubator founded by the Bowdon Family Foundation that is focused on nurturing the careers of artists while cultivating a vibrant arts community.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District dedicated solely to the arts of Asia with a growing permanent collection featuring works from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, spanning the ancient to the contemporary. Rotating exhibitions from contemporary artists, renowned collections, and in partnership with other art institutions throughout the world are showcased in the museum.
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery, the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will take place on Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th and will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting artworks by modern and contemporary artists. The Preview Gala on Thursday, April 12th marks the launch of the tenth edition and benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, and will offer patrons and collectors the first look prior to the public opening.
The Dallas Film Society (DFS) celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, DFS recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop a better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival has been named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.”
The Dallas Goethe Center is an institution dedicated to fostering German language and culture in North Texas. Founded in 1965, it serves the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, literature and history, and cultivates mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum is its global collection, encompassing more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. The DMA acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engages people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming.
Producing outstanding mainstage and chamber opera attracting national and international acclaim; The Dallas Opera is committed to extensive community outreach, technical innovation, and education. The company launched an annual residency program for women conductors, hosts a national annual vocal competition, has presented the American premieres of five operas, and commissioned additional world premieres including Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (2010) and Joby Talbot’s Everest (2015).
The Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This all-volunteer organization consists of members who devote their time, effort and considerable talent to regularly scheduled rehearsals and performances with the Dallas Symphony, as well as appearances in the greater Dallas metroplex, across the United States and with orchestras in venues around the world.
Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 90,000 North Texas residents annually. DTC engages, entertains and inspires a diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living by consistently producing plays, educational programs and community initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.
Established in 1929, Flag Pole Hill is a 107.1 acre metropolitan park located at White Rock Lake. Offering a stunning view of the lake, the park features a large pavilion equipped for gatherings, picnics and skateboarding.
Helping Hand Drums (HHD) was founded in 2014 by two former high-school classmates from McKinney, TX, in order to transform their passion for music into a fundraising tool that could benefit local community organizations. Under the leadership of co-founder Lawson Malnory, HHD has hosted events supporting or in collaboration with the Assistance League, Bridge the Gap Chamber Players, Uplift Preparatory Schools, South Dallas Strings, the We Are All Homeless project, the Samaritan Inn and the Dallas Symphony.
Klyde Warren Park has become an oasis in the heart of Dallas, providing connectivity between Downtown and Uptown. This unique space offers over 1,300 free programs and events annually. In addition, the park provides table tennis, putting green, foosball, badminton, a dog park, and a Reading and Games Room – all free of charge for the community to enjoy.
The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Established in 2003, the LCC’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
The Moody Performance Hall provides a lyrical and elegant addition to the Dallas Arts District, focusing on providing professional performance space for emerging and mid-sized local performing arts organizations. Moody Performance Hall is the place to discover the next generation of great arts organizations and be captivated by the energetic and multifaceted creative spirit of local Dallas artists!
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is an icon of artistic excellence. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei and internationally-renowned acoustician Russell Johnson. The concert hall is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and hosts concerts and public events by leading Dallas arts and philanthropic organizations. (Photo: Rob McFarlin)
Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Designed by architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker, the museum presents exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as rotating installations by celebrated and emerging contemporary artists.
NorthPark Center is the finest shopping experience and the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including more than 70 market exclusives. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s, NorthPark offers an unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques set amid internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, award-winning architecture and extraordinary landscaping, as well as a 1.4-acre CenterPark Garden.
Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is the only fully professional classical ballet company in North Texas and is honored to serve as resident company for AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. TBT is an internationally recognized company built on a rich 55-year history; it boasts a repertoire that is creative, expressive and collaborative.
The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
The UNT Latin Jazz Lab is a big band that ventures into the musical realm that exists between the rich legacy of Latin American rhythms and the profound tradition of Jazz improvisational forms. The performance will be presenting original compositions in the idiom by its student members and arrangements of jazz standards. The band is under the direction of UNT Jazz Studies faculty member José M. Aponte.
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. By leveraging UTSW’s medical research and clinical expertise, the goal of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is to usher in new therapies and alleviate the tremendous suffering caused by brain diseases and disorders.
Voices of Change is the Southwest’s premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to modern chamber music. Now in its 43rd year, Voices of Change fills a unique niche in the music world by performing small ensemble works by 20th and 21st century composers. We focus on living composers and we actively pursue commissioning and recording new works.
The W. E Greiner Ballet Folklórico Dance Company has been active in Dallas, Texas, for the past two years under the direction of Koreyci C. Santiago. Their repertoire includes folklórico dances from many states including Jalisco, Veracruz, Michoacán, Guerrero and Tamaulipas. The mission of the group is to provide a healthy and educational environment in which children are given the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and history through traditional regional dances.