Help DIFF Sponsors & Friends at the TCA Support the Arts Year-Round
In addition to sponsoring the Festival, The Texas Commission of the Arts (TCA) supports the arts year round by funding hundreds of arts-based projects each year through grants totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You can help support these efforts by purchasing a State of the Arts, license plate for $30 in addition to your regular registration fee. TCA will receive $22 for every license plate sold or renewed. All of the revenue generated from the sale of State of the Arts license plates is distributed through grants – so the more money raised the more grants provided!
You can order your State of the Arts plate here – and don’t forget to renew annually!
About the Texas Commission of the Arts
The mission of the Texas Commission of the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artists sustainability initiatives. For more information on TCA and its programs, please visit www.arts.texas.gov
DALLAS STAR AWARDOscar-nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman’s selected credits as a cinematographer include the Emmy nominated HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce and films including DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and the Academy Award nominated film, CAROL.
DALLAS MAVERICK AWARDOur inaugural honoree, director, editor and producer Monte Hellman, has a career that spans six decades. He has exemplified cutting-edge filmmaking across multiple genres, working with budgets, from high-to-low, and with casts featuring stars to complete unknowns.