Arts & Culture

Dallas is fortunate to have a thriving arts community including theater, music, dance, museums and other cultural organizations. A 2010 economic impact study commissioned by the Business Council for the Arts found that North Texas arts and cultural organizations provide approximately 6,000 performances/exhibitions and approximately 23,000 audience opportunities annually. Local arts organizations generate more than 7.8 million admissions to their performances/exhibitions each year, of which approximately 22% are free or at a reduced-price.

Arts and cultural organizations in North Texas are also responsible for employing more than 1,300 full-time personnel and providing contract employment to an additional 4,000 individuals. Cumulatively, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in North Texas contributed more than $3.05 billion to our region’s economy over the past three years. Over the last 20 years, the total aggregated economic impact to North Texas is approximately $15 billion (adjusted for inflation). (Source:

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1,300 full time jobs are provided by the arts and culture sector in North Texas

Ballet Folklorico of Dallas

With diverse population living in the Dallas area, they are arts groups representing many different cultures. The talented and energetic dancers of the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico of Dallas are committed to promoting cultural enrichment and awareness and educating future generations on Mexican Folklorico.

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