Below you will find resources and opportunities that we hope will be useful to all kinds of people and organizations. Pass them along to others and tell us if you have great ideas or opportunities of your own to share!
This fabulous guide tells you ALL the key contacts and tricks to get the word out about your event in Waco. Calendars, TV, radio, magazines, newspapers...they are all here, along with advice about what they need to know about your event. Find a printer-friendly version here.
Thanks to our friends at Act Locally Waco, Downtown Waco, The Waco Tribune, Waco and the Heart of Texas, Wacoan Magazine, Baylor University Press Office, KWBU, and Waco Arts Alliance who helped us gather this goldmine of info!
When kids are creative, they learn with all their senses. Find the perfect summer camp to let them SHINE! Search our online calendar by date, age, grade, or topic—or browse everything at once! You can also view the calendar in different views: pinboard, agenda and monthly. Click on any camp to find out more and get the booking link.
"AMP" is a funding program that provides support for high impact and/or innovative projects for arts-based non-profits in Waco and McLennan County.
Creative Waco is committed to helping great people grow successful and sustainable creative enterprises in Waco. Check out our professional development workshops and other opportunities for local working artists to learn new skills, spark ideas, and connect with other arts-based businesses.
During 2016, Waco Arts and cultural organizations got to feature in a national survey that will help us figure out just how much impact the arts and cultural sector has on our local economy. The results will be announced later in 2017, but for now, follow these links if you'd like to know more about what was involved in gathering Waco's data.
Waco Arts Alliance is a networking group for arts leaders. It exists to bring together those 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. There is also a Waco Arts Alliance Facebook Page so that this energetic community can keep up to date with each others' news, opportunities and updates.
Build Your Arts Business in McLennan County
Nicole Wynter of The Waco Foundation and attorney Mark Hobbs gave us some terrific material at Arts Alliance, much of which applies to both non-profit and commercial arts organizations. (Please note that if you are considering setting up as a non-profit organization, you should contact a lawyer and/or accountant for assistance. Mark's handouts should not be considered legal advice).