What We Do

     Texas Foundation for the Arts develops, secures the funding for, and writes and produces documentary films that shine a spotlight on Texas arts, history and culture. 

     Our programs, which are provided free to PBS, and nationally through NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association), as in the case of The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses.  Our programs are broadcast repeatedly by PBS stations across the state after premiering on Houston Public Media TV 8/PBS.

       As Texas Foundation for the Arts is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all contributions are tax-deductible.

        Texas Foundation for the Arts acts occasionally acts as a fiscal sponsor for special projects.  In this role, the foundation handles the financial aspects of the production, including sending the proposals for funding, working with funders and holding the funding in escrow until full funding is reached. 



TFA Board of Directors

  • James R. Bailey, President
  • Kimberly Bjork Lykins, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Nancy Burch
  • Karyn Guerrero
  • Stephen Roddy
  • Cynthia J. Shanley



Our Underwriters