Waco Arts Alliance

Waco Arts Alliance


Waco Arts Alliance is a networking group for arts leaders. It exists to bring together people who think, dream, plan, and do the hard work of creating the artistic and cultural life of Waco. The group is open to anyone who runs an artistic or cultural event, organization or program (non profit or commercial). Regular meetings provide opportunities for professional development, information exchange and coordination of marketing, fundraising and programming.

By working together, Waco’s artistic and cultural organizations can grow audiences, promote one another, and communicate the importance of the arts in Waco.

To join the Arts Alliance, write us at info@creativewaco.org with the name of your organization, project or event and your title, and we'll add you to our email list and database. Also join the Arts Alliance Facebook group to exchange information and updates with other members.

Waco Arts Alliance Meeting

Waco Arts Alliance Meeting

Art On Elm Avenue

Art On Elm Avenue

Dear Arts Alliance,

We're enjoying another great season of arts and events in Waco, thanks to all your hard work! As always, thank you to our local media and calendar gurus for focusing attention on Waco's growing artistic and cultural life.

Please continue to post news, program announcements, questions, ideas, requests and comments on the Arts Alliance Facebook Page so that we can all share information and ideas.

And don't forget to check out the RESOURCES on this site, such as FUNDING, CALENDARS, the CREATIVE DIRECTORY, and DATA on the economic impact of the arts in Waco.

This Fall, for the first time, we offered “Work of Art”; Professional development and business skills for artists and creative professionals. This was a fantastic opportunity and we are looking forward to it’s expansion in the future.

Questions? Contact info@creativewaco.org.


Arts Alliance Program 2018-19

Sept 24 - Nov 14: Work of Art Professional Development for Arts Professionals
Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., WacoWork, 600 Columbus Ave OR
Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. @ Cultivate 7twelve, 712 Austin Ave.

Tuesday Oct 2: 4:30-6:00pm, Waco Hippodrome (in the new High Top Bar)
State of the Arts: Ann Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts will speak about what’s happening in the arts in Texas, and what arts leaders need to know. We'll discuss what we in Waco can do to make sure the importance and impact of our work gets communicated, and how we can influence decision making at the national, state and local levels.

Tuesday November 13, 4:30-6:00pm, Waco Civic Theatre
Eric Shephard, Executive Director of Waco Civic Theatre will host Arts Alliance

Tuesday December 4, 4:30-6:00pm, Cultivate 7twelve
Christmas Party

Tuesday January 8, 4:30-6:00pm, venue to be announced
Summer Camp, calendar and joint marketing discussion

Friday January 11, 1:00-4:20pm, Mayborn Museum
Copyright 101: What museums, galleries and designers need to know about Copyright & Intellectual Property issues, a Workshop shared with Museum Association of Waco led by Dallas-based copyright lawyer, Cathryn Berryman. (cost for non-MAW members, $25).

Tuesday February 5, 10:00am - 7:00pm, Texas State Capitol
Texas Arts Advocacy Day 2019: Join us in Austin, TX to gather with members of the arts community from across the state for an all-day workshop teaching the best ways to advocate for the arts. The program consists of advocate training sessions, speakers sharing their expertise about our legislative agenda items, performances in the Capitol Rotunda, lunch, and the opportunity to meet with your elected officials. For more information and to register click here.

Wednesday April 3, 4:30-6:00pm, Cultivate 7Twelve
Destination Waco: Meet new Director of the Waco Convention and Visitor Bureau, Todd Bertka, plus CVB Marketing Director Carla Pendergraft, for a discussion about arts and tourism. How can your organization get noticed by the 30,000 visitors each week who are coming to Waco for a design-centered experience? What tools are available to boost your marketing? How can the arts play a key role in giving visitors “one more” experience while they are here? And how can we track visitors who come to arts events?

Tuesday May 14, 4:30-6:00pm, venue to be announced
End of year party and information exchange.

Participants include: