City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Awards CAC $200,000 for Facility Improvements

We are thrilled to be starting the New Year with the announcement that CAC has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs for facility improvements. The grant will allow CAC to remodel and expand existing office space, construct two ADA-compliant bathrooms in the main building, renovate the staff and student breakroom as well as redirect the front entry of the WPA-built school with a more inviting and accessible entrance in three phases with construction beginning in the spring of 2018. Staff offices have been relocated to Building C effective Jan 2.

The grant has been leveraged with other funders, and so far the Hillcrest Foundation and the Thomas Charitable Lead Annuity Trust have donated another $36,000. CAC is actively raising the remaining $64,000 from other foundations and individuals. It’s the largest grant we have ever received over our 50-year history. Many thanks to both architecture firms, Corgan and Gensler, which leant their expertise on the project. Corgan will serve as the lead once construction begins. The business community is also taking note of the significance of this project with the award of the Business Council of the Arts’ 2017 Obelisk Award for medium-size companies given to Corgan in November for its on-going support of CAC.

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