The Texas Commission on the Arts has announced the 20 recipients of its Arts Respond Cultural District Project grants for the 2016 fiscal year, and $500,000 of the $1.5 million available will go towards the Dallas Museum of Art’s Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots show, while the rest will be distributed among arts nonprofits and local government agencies located within eleven cultural districts in Dallas, Galveston, El Paso, Houston, San Elizario, Lubbock, and Wimberley, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
Gary Gibbs, executive director of the TCA, said in a statement:
“We are pleased to be able to provide such strong support for so many high-profile arts activities across the state. The substantial work that our grantees are doing not only advances the arts in Texas but attracts visitors and additional dollars to our state and local economies.”
“Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots” includes works that have not been shown publicly for over 50 years, and is the most comprehensive look at his lesser-known black enamel paintings (created between 1951 and 1953) to date.