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, community, or commercial). Meetings are your chance to meet the movers and shakers of Waco’s arts scene, hear the latest news, exchange information, coordinate 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, message 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 Waco Arts Alliance,

Thanks to YOU - our intrepid leaders of arts organizations and programs, the arts/craft/music/theatre/dance/film/poetry/gallery/festival/event scene in Waco is exploding. It’s exciting, but we also know it’s hard work. Sometimes you need to connect with your fellow arts leaders to stay sane, and to remember that others are sharing the load and cheering you on! We have a great season of Arts Alliance gatherings lined up. This year will also see new conversations about our community’s need for new downtown performing and visual arts facilities…that’s a conversation where your voice matters. We can’t wait to hear your ideas.

Please continue to post news, program announcements, questions, ideas, requests and comments on the Arts Alliance Facebook Page.

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.

And check out “The Work of ARTists”; Professional and business skills coaching for artists and creative professionals in Waco. It gives creative leaders and arts entrepreneurs the wings to be successful.

Questions? Contact info@creativewaco.org.


Arts Alliance Program 2019-20

Tuesday Sept 24: 4:30-6:00pm, Mezzanine room at Union Hall (the new food hall on 8th & Franklin)
Join new director of Start-Up Waco, John Passavant, and Luann Jennings, of Creative Waco’s “Work of ARTists” for a conversation about what makes arts organizations and ventures thrive or dive, and the new resources available to you and your team. We’ll also be trying some of the great new food offerings at Union Hall.

Tuesday Oct 22 OR 29: ALL DAY (various venues)
First Waco visit for Keen consulting who are advising City of Waco on development of new performing and visual arts facilities for downtown Waco. Watch this space for further info on a schedule for their visit.

Tuesday November 19, 4:30-6:00pm, Martin Museum of Art
Grants, Sponsorship, Angels and Patrons: Practical ideas about how to find supporters for your work.

Tuesday January 21, 4:30-6:00pm
Summer Camp, calendar and joint marketing discussion.

Tuesday February 11, 4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday March 24, 4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday May 19, 4:30-6:00pm
End of year party and information exchange.

Participants include: