Access to the Arts

We’re committed to ensuring that the arts are accessible to everyone — regardless of their income or background. We support schools and nonprofit partner agencies that serve Central Texas by offering complimentary tickets to outstanding performances and films.

We also arrange special events to help young people connect with artists through meet and greets, master classes, opportunities to observe sound checks, Q&As with performers, and more!

Any nonprofit organization with a mission to serve Central Texas is eligible to participate.

Header Picture: Activist, professor, and author Angela Davis participates in a Q&A with high schoolers at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders before an evening of conversation at the Paramount Theatre. Thanks to a grant from the Tejemos Foundation, half of the sold-out auditorium at Professor Davis’ show was reserved for over 75 school and nonprofit partners.

Also Pictured: 50 jazz students from Huston-Tillotson University and The University of Texas at Austin had the awesome opportunity to witness the Jazz at Lincoln Center sound check with five-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves, followed by an exclusive Q&A before their Big Band Holidays show on December 7, 2022 🎺🎶🎄

How to Apply

Complete the online application or contact Gale Valley, Associate Director of Community Engagement, at or 512-692-0526.

"Thanks for making my dreams come true. It was an honor to meet Stanley Clarke, one of my heroes."
– Huston-Tillotson Jazz Student