We’re almost ready to send these beautiful dogs out to FETCH some votes! Our annual calendar contest starts August 15th with 28 local dogs competing for your attention. Each vote costs $1 and 100% of the voting proceeds go to the Artists for Animals Grant fund to be disbursed annually to a variety of animal rescue organizations in our local (Dallas) area. For more information about the groups we have supported in the past, visit the WE SUPPORT page. This year’s goal is to raise $20,000 — so vote often and share the link for voting with your friends!
Erin Hannigan, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboe (Nancy P. & John G. Penson Chair), is one of just five orchestra musicians from across the U.S. who will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestrasat the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago, June 13-15, 2018. Recognizing the transformative power of music, the Awards honor those in the orchestra field who employ music for the benefit of the greater community.
The awardees’ impact has been deep and life-changing; in partnership with their orchestras and organizations, the musicians have used music to engage, inspire and heal multiple populations: Latino children and teens, rural communities with limited access to quality music education, cancer patients and their families, the homeless and housing insecure, and visual and performing artists united in support of sheltered animals.
“Erin Hannigan is a wonderful orchestra citizen. She really cares about the Dallas Symphony and being involved in our community,” says Kim Noltemy, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “We are so proud that she is receiving this well-deserved honor.”
Our SEVENTH annual Concert for Kindness will feature all the wonderful music, photography and artwork you’ve loved in the past — plus, of course, the lovely wine and nibbles from the wonderful caterers who perform their magic at the Meyerson Symphony Center ( can you SMELL the bread pudding?) — so don’t delay. This beautiful intimate performance space (formerly known as Dallas City Performance Hall) only holds so many! Click here to buy your tickets — or email us at email@example.com if your firm or group would like to purchase a sponsorship. It’s a one-of-a-kind event benefiting Operation Kindness,
Drumroll, please. The Artists for Animals board met last week and voted on which of the many deserving groups that applied will be receiving Grants from AFA for 2017.
We loved reading about all of the wonderful projects and initiatives that are “in the pipeline” for Dallas area rescue organizations. We’re proud to be able to help. The following groups have been notified that their “checks are in the mail”!
We are so grateful to the families that turned out to support our latest Artists for Animals fundraiser with Santa on behalf of Road Trip 4 Paws. $2300 was raised to aid them in their mission to transport adoptable pets from overcrowded Texas shelters to safe havens and homes in other states. As one of the largest transport partners at Dallas Animal Services, Road Trip 4 Paws is really making a difference!
All year long Artists for Animals is busy raising money for the homeless pets of Texas. How do we do that? We produce events and special programs that are supported by all the animal lovers that attend. AFA, in turn, can give grants to other non-profit organizations that are working to save lives. Every year (usually in the fall) we accept grant requests from local non-profits who need financial support. Our board then meets and chooses the organizations that best match the Artists for Animals goals and we write some checks!
If your organization is a 501c(3) that would like to apply for a grant, please email us for a simple form and return it to us by November 1, 2017. This year’s grant form is now ready, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the form with the necessary instructions. Let’s save some lives together!
Murphy! By a nose. And the hundreds of homeless pets that will benefit from the $9771 raised with your votes.
This handsome guy will not only appear on the cover of our 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar, but his family receives a gift certificate for a photo session and a 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas print from Teresa Berg Photography. Congratulations, Murphy! And since it was SO CLOSE, our runner up, Morgan will receive a $250 gift certificate.
Congratulations go out to all of our calendar dogs, with our thanks. If you’d like to pre-order a calendar, visit Teresa Berg’s Etsy shop. We’ll ship you a signed copy as soon as they’re out of production.