2020 Texas Young Masters

A fundraising campaign for Texas Cultural Trust

We invite you to support the

Texas Young Masters class of 2020!

Your support is even more vital now! 

In response to interim guidance from the CDC, City, State, and Federal governments regarding the COVID-19 virus,the 2020 Texas Young Masters Awards celebration originally slated for April 20, 2020 at ZACH Theatre in Austin has been cancelled. 

However, the Texas Cultural Trust will continue its commitment to honor these emerging artistic luminaries with the distribution of the $10,000 scholastic grants. 

About Texas Young Masters: 

A joint initiative between the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Young Masters  recognizes 8th through 11th grade students who demonstrate artistic excellence in dance, film, media, literary arts, music, theatre, musical theatre, set design and visual arts. The Texas Cultural Trust celebrates a new class of Texas Young Masters every biennium with an awards celebration highlighting their extraordinary artistic excellence. 

Even though the 2020 Texas Young Masters Awards celebration has been cancelled, we plan to announce and recognize the 2020 class through social media and other virtual channels.  

The Texas Young Masters program opens doors and provides opportunities that might not otherwise be possible for these talented students.

Fifteen students each are awarded $10,000 scholastic grants, which are disbursed over two years, to enhance and build their formal artistic study. The grant dollars provide exceptionally talented students with the ability to enrich their education in ways they might not otherwise have the financial resources to obtain.  

Your generous support will have an impact across our state.

In addition to these scholastic grants for emerging young artists, the Texas Cultural Trust provides robust support for the arts and arts education, impactful economic research and data, legislative and public advocacy, and statewide grants for arts organizations that increase arts access for our youngest generation.

Your support of the 2020 Texas Young Masters program is an investment that raises awareness of the importance of arts education for every young Texan. 

For more information about the 2020 Texas Young Masters Program, please visit the Texas Cultural Trust website at https://txculturaltrust.org/young-masters/

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About the Organization

The Texas Cultural Trust was established in 1995 by the Texas Legislature to guarantee perpetual support of the arts in Texas. Today, the Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of providing a stable funding source to enhance the performing, visual, and literary arts and arts education programming. It is intended to encourage economic development and advance the quality of life for Texas communities.

The mission of the Texas Cultural Trust is to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state.

Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include Art Can, the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Texas Women for the Arts, Texas Young Masters, and Arts and Digital Literacy.

Your support is an investment that champions the arts, arts education and the creative and cultural industries in Texas.