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San Antonio's Cultural Story

Whether you visit a public art installation, attend a live performance or a enjoy a festival – it is an experience that you won’t find in any other city. The arts in our city are uniquely San Antonio. They tell our stories. Those of our past – that began 300+ years ago – and the ever-changing ones that evolve as our city progresses forward. They tell of where we’ve been and where we’d like to be. The City of San Antonio understands that for these stories to continue, we must support the storytellers. Below are agencies and organizations we help fund so that they can provide important programming for San Antonio residents and visitors.


American Indians in Texas—Spanish Colonial Missions
AIT focuses on strengthening and expanding Native American cultural arts programming in San Antonio. It conducts educational events and performs in cultural community events.

Artpace
Artpace contributes to San Antonio’s cultural life by providing an accessible facility with challenging exhibitions. Artpace offers an artist-in-residence program and free educational events for adults, children and artists. 

Ballet San Antonio
Ballet San Antonio offers diverse dance performances and outreach programs that reflect, promote and enrich the San Antonio community.

Bihl Haus Arts
The focus of Bihl Haus is creating community through the arts. It presents performances and exhibits year-round and encourages multicultural understanding and awareness.

Blue Star Contemporary
The Blue Star, home to San Antonio’s contemporary arts scene, offers exhibitions and educational programming that reflect a progressive approach to art.

Briscoe Western Art Museum
Through the preservation of the art, history, and culture of the American West, the Briscoe inspires and educates the public with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage.

Centro Cultural Aztlan 
The Centro’s mission is to support and strengthen Chicano/Latino identity and to share that culture with the San Antonio community through outreach programs and community arts projects.

Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
The chorus has five core ensembles and serves boys and girls ages 7 to 18. They run an outreach program in the Edgewood and Harlandale communities and offer community workshops and free concerts.

Classic Music Institute
CMI’s mission is to cultivate classical music education and performance as a gateway to the arts.

The Classic Theatre San Antonio
The Classic Theatre creates excellent theatre that is relevant, diverse, entertaining and transformative.

Conjunto Heritage Taller
The Taller provides low-cost instruction on the button accordion and bajo sexto to multicultural and multigenerational students in the traditional Conjunto music genre.

The DoSeum
The DoSeum provides engaging hands-on experiences where children and adults actively learn through creative play.

Dreams Fulfilled Through Music
DFTM uses adaptive methods in music to meet the individual needs of students with disABILITIES or any special needs.

Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
The Esperanza presents groundbreaking cultural events throughout San Antonio and features exhibits, workshops and performances at its main building.

Gemini Ink
A literary arts center, Gemini Ink encourages focused reading, writing and exchange at every level. It offers writing classes and administers educational programs fostering the literary arts.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
The Guadalupe cultivates, promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary Latino arts and culture through art, dance, music and theater. 

Inspire Community Fine Arts Center 
Inspire nurtures the creative potential of our community through art-making that enriches, transforms and connects.

Jump-Start Performance Company
The Jump-Start is dedicated to discovering and supporting new ideas in the arts and art education. It stages innovative theatre productions and offers classes and workshops. 

Magik Children’s Theatre 
The Magik stages theatre productions of children’s literature and offer a wide range of theatre arts programs for young people.

Musical Bridges Around the World
MBAW focuses on creating one-of-a-kind, multicultural performances by world-class, internationally renowned classical, jazz, and ethnic folk musicians and performing artists, for the benefit of the public and at-risk youth.

Network for Young Artists 
The Network for Young Artists’ objective is to develop innate talent and build self-esteem in young people from ages 4 to 20 through cultural programs in voice, dance and musical instruments.

OPERA San Antonio
OPERA San Antonio is completing its fifth year as the resident opera company at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, producing two major operas a year. 

The Public Theater
The Public Theater is San Antonio’s largest, most productive professional live theater organization and only Equity Theater. 

San Antonio Art League & Museum
SAAL&M is the oldest arts organization in San Antonio and home to an extensive permanent collection of works by notable Texas artists and also features evolving contemporary exhibits.

San Antonio Chamber Choir
The San Antonio Chamber Choir’s repertoire embraces the full range of choral music, from the Renaissance to the classics to contemporary works.

San Antonio Choral Society
The San Antonio Choral Society is an 80-person mixed-voice community chorus, open to adults and talented high school singers.

San Anto Cultural Arts
San Anto helps people of all socioeconomic backgrounds to realize their creative skills in art, journalism, and video production. San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet SA Met Ballet is a pre-professional company dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost dance productions in the San Antonio community including local guest artists and dance students.

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet
San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet's mission is to provide a professional dance experience in a pre-professional setting to transform people and ideas through dance.

San Antonio Museum of Art 
San Antonio Museum of Art provides unique visual experiences and educational resources in the development of visual literacy for the San Antonio and South Texas community. 

San Antonio Symphony
The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to delight, inspire, and engage our entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach

Say Sí
Say Sí provides tuition-free arts education to San Antonio students through national-award-winning programs. 

SOLI Chamber Ensemble
SOLI presents a season of innovative programs in a variety of venues across the city. It is known for performing classical contemporary music and for its strong commitment to commissioning new works.

Southwest School of Art
The school offers artists studio classes, workshops and exhibitions. Its historic setting makes it a popular destination for both visitors and locals.

Urban-15 Group
Urban-15 is a multidisciplinary arts organization devoted to music, dance and media that provides educational programs for the community.

Witte Museum
The Witte is a museum of natural history, science and South Texas heritage. Each year it presents a variety of exhibits celebrating the sciences and local history.

Woodlawn Theatre
Woodlawn Theatre is a nonprofit, live performance theatre engaging the San Antonio community with musical productions and educational programming year-round since 2012.

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio
YOSA provides a comprehensive orchestral music program that includes five orchestras at various skill levels and gives music students the chance to study with professional artists.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020