Several arts groups planning events in Richardson are set to receive surplus grant funding from the city’s hotel and motel tax fund.

Richardson City Council approved the award of four arts initiative grants during its April 22 meeting. The total amount awarded to the groups is $26,500.

The overview

Per city documents, the following groups received funding in the following amounts:A representative from the city’s cultural arts commission previously told council members that the grants were designed to fund a special event not already part of an organization’s planned programming for the year.

The Chamberlain Ballet plans to host a special performance at the Charles W. Eisemann Center this fall, and the Dallas Chinese Community Center will host an Japanese flower arrangement workshop later this month for Mother’s Day.

Digging deeper

The Richardson Symphony Orchestra will use its funds to host an outdoor concert this fall at The University of Texas at Dallas. The concert will be free and open to the public, said Faith Townsend, marketing and development manager for the Richardson Symphony Orchestra.

OutLoud, a North Texas youth development organization that provides access to arts and well-being programming, will host an exhibit at the Eisemann Center titled “See Me.” Executive Director Allison Caldwell said the exhibit will provide a fully immersive experience inspired mostly by stories of teens and young adults in the community.

“‘See Me’ is an interactive theatrical performance and exhibit that challenges the audience to examine who in our community we choose to engage with and who we choose to ignore,” Caldwell said.

The exhibition will be held in the Bank of America Performance Hall of the Eisemman Center Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 3-5.