Odessa Arts

Grants

Since 1978, OCA&H has assisted in funding Arts programming in Odessa and Ector County
through a combination of City of Odessa Hotel/Motel Tax funds and privately raised money. Grant money is used to fund marketing, hotel rooms, and other expenses related to operating costs or special programming.

Member organizations can apply for a larger Annual Grant once a year, or a smaller Mini-Grant anytime during the calendar year.

2019 Grant Recipients

Allegro Chorale

$6,000

Artisan Art Walk

$6,000

Cassatt in the Basin

$15,000

Ellen Noel Art Museum

$29,500

Live On Stage!

$5,000

Midland Festival Ballet

$10,000

Odessa College

$25,000

Permian Playhouse

$29,500

UTPB

$25,000

Wagner Noel

$20,000

West Texas Jazz

$19,000

2018 Grant Recipients

Allegro Chorale

$10,000

Cassatt in the Basin!

$11,000

Ellen Noel Art Museum

$27,000

Live On Stage!

$4,000

Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale

$27,000

Keep Odessa Beautiful

$4,000

West Texas Harp Soc

$6,000

Permian Basin Opera

$16,000

Parker House

$9,000

West Texas Education Project

$8,000

UTPB Art

$27,000

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

$22,000

West Texas Public Radio

$10,000

West Texas Talent

$8,000

Midland Festival Ballet

$15,000

West Texas Film

$7,000

2017 Grant Recipients

Allegro Chorale
$7,500

Cassatt in the Basin!
$12,000

Ellen Noël Art Museum
$28,500

Friends of the Ector County Library
$8,500

Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale
$25,500

Odessa College Theater
$12,600

Permian Playhouse
$25,500

Parker House Ranching Museum
$6,500

Friends of the Presidential Archives
$6,400

UTPB Fine Arts
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
$28,500

West Texas Film Commission
$12,750

West Texas Talent
$8,550

Permian Basin Opera
$8,500

West Texas Jazz Society
$18,000

2016 Grant Recipients

Allegro Chorale
$10,200

Ballet Folklorico
$9,562.50

Basin PBS
$6,885

Cassatt! In the Basin
$12,112.50

Ellen Noël Art Museum
$24,225

Friends of the Ector County Library
$11,475

Globe of the Great Southwest
$7,650

JBS Public Leadership Institute
$22,950

Odessa College Theatre Department
$13,770

Midland - Odessa Symphony & Chorale
$22,950

Parker House Ranching Museum
$14,450

Permian Basin Opera
$14,450

Permian Playhouse
$20,400

Quiroz Productions
$8,925

Una Mano Amiga
$9,562.50

UTPB Art Department
$12,112.50

UTPB Library
$4,816.91

Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
$24,225

West Texas Jazz Society
$16,150

West Texas Talent
$7,650

West Texas Film Festival
$14,450

2015 Grant Recipients

Allegro Chorale
$12,750

Cassatt in the Basin
$13,500

Celtic Heritage Society
$9,000

Friends of the Ector County Library
$9,000

Ellen Noël Art Museum
$30,000

Hispanic Heritage
$5,000

Mark 10 Theatrical
$9,000

Midland Opera Theater
$11,250

Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
$28,500

Odessa College Theater
$13,300

Parker House Ranching Museum
$16,000

Permian Playhouse
$28,500

Quiroz Events
$7,500

UTPB Art Department
$14,250

West Texas Talent
$9,750

Wagner Noël
$30,000

West Texas Jazz Society
$19,000

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    Only members of Odessa Arts are eligible to apply for grants.

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