CACHE offers the Creative Exchange Fund (CXF), a one year multi-faceted programming initiative designed to activate 214 as a community-led destination by promoting professional performing artists, artist residencies, curatorial opportunities, and music ecosystem development in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation. Through a series of five funding opportunities, CXF invests in local creative production capabilities and skill sets by subsidizing artist time, access to space, and professional development resources.
Practicing artists, groups of artists, non-profit organizations, and for-profit creative entities are eligible to apply for CXF funds. Eligibility varies with each funding opportunity. The open application period for the 2022-2023 program is February 7, 2022 at 12pm CST – March 14, 2022 at 5pm CST. Interested artists/groups/organizations are invited to attend one of the zoom info sessions and 214 site tours.
Creative Exchange Fund will support the creation of more than 24 live performance productions, 24 indoor and outdoor art installations, and 20 community facing workshops and gatherings for a total of 80 activations in 2022.
Project proposals will be reviewed by a panel consisting of members from the 214 Advisory Committee and Leadership Council, CACHE Staff, and representatives of the Tyson Family Foundation. All applicants will be notified in May.