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!

Waco 52

Creative Waco is partnering with State Representative Doc Anderson to host a juried exhibition showcasing visual artists based in Waco and McLennan County in the lower rotunda of the Texas state capitol, May 13-20. Selected artists will also be paid a fee of $50 for their work to be included in a limited edition set of playing cards that will accompany the exhibition. Find out more HERE.

Arts Match Program: "AMP"

"AMP" is a brand new funding program to invest in high impact and/or innovative projects from arts-based non-profits in Waco and McLennan County. Find out more HERE.

Professional Development for Artists and Creative Professionals

Creative Waco is committed to helping great people grow successful and sustainable creative enterprises in Waco. Check out our professional development workshops for opportunities to learn new skills, spark ideas, and connect with other arts-based businesses.

Arts & Economic Prosperity: Waco Gets to be a Feature City in a National Survey

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

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.

How to Publicize an Event in Waco

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. 

Thanks to our friends at  Act Locally Waco, Downtown WacoThe 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!

Build Your Arts Business in McLennan County

Our speakers at the October 21 Arts Alliance meeting, Nicole Wynter of The Waco Foundation and attorney Mark Hobbs gave us some terrific material, 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).