Grants for Texas non-profits, schools, and government agencies pay up to 50% of our booking fee!


“Arts Respond Performance Support Grants” provide support to non profit organizations, schools and governmental agencies in Texas who are interested in booking The Bike Zoo or other artists from the TCA Touring Artist Roster. Here is a little information about obtaining such co-funding:

– Applications are funded on a sliding scale (typically 25-50%) of contracted fees.
– Support is based on TCA’s available funds.Maximum award amount is up to 50% of The Bike Zoo’s total fee, including all expenses.
– Special programs are available for groups in the Rio Grande Valley, Midland/Odessa & El Paso areas.

Application deadlines:
— August 1 for performances occurring Sept. 1-Dec. 14
— November 1 for performances from Dec. 15-March 14
— February 1 for performances between March 15-June 14
— May 1 for performances between June 15-Aug. 31

How to apply for a grant:

If your organization doesn’t have one already, you’ll need to get a user ID for the TCA website and online grant applications You will need to provide your organization’s federal tax ID #, proof of non-profit status and some other information.
Once you have the user ID & password, sign in and get started here

For general information about the TCA Arts Respond Performance Support Grants please click here

PLEASE NOTE: if you’re wanting to hire a performer, then your entity is the PRESENTER (as in “The Bike Zoo presented by The City of Austin”). This confuses some when they first look into arts grants!