Several local arts organizations received financial assistance from the city of Richardson using revenues from its hotel and motel taxes.

Council awarded 24 organizations grant funding during its Sept. 11 meeting.

In a nutshell

The Richardson Cultural Arts Commission recommended 24 organizations for the grants during the meeting. The amount of each grant ranged between $2,500 and $80,000.

According to a council memo, the arts commission reviewed a total of 27 applications for the grant funds. Anthony Pampillonia, Richardson Cultural Arts Commission chair, said $565,321 was requested by applicants, with $348,500 awarded to the 24 organizations.

Richardson officials expect the hotel and motel tax fund to bring in nearly $8.9 million in revenue for the city in the 2023-24 fiscal year.

The details

The following organizations received grants funded by hotel and motel tax dollars.
  • Contemporary Chorale: $2,500
  • Accolade Community Theatre and Texins Jazz Band: $4,000 each
  • Sciart Exchange: $4,500
  • Richardson Community Chorale and Spectacular Follies: $6,000 each
  • Friends of the Richardson Public Library: $7,000
  • Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra: $7,500
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra and Richardson Reads One Book: $8,000 each
  • Core Theatre and Rich-Tone Chorus: $9,000 each
  • Chamberlain Ballet, Dallas Chinese Community Center, Plano Symphony Orchestra, Texas Winds Musical Outreach and Tuzer Ballet: $10,000 each
  • Pegasus Theatre and Richardson Civic Art Society: $12,000 each
  • Richardson Community Band: $16,000
  • Chamber Music International: $30,000
  • Richardson Theatre Centre: $33,000
  • Repertory Company Theatre: $40,000
  • Richardson Symphony: $80,000
What’s next?

Checks are set to be disbursed to each organization in October, Pampillonia said, adding that their final financial reports are due by Sept. 30.