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Lubbock Symphony Awarded Grant from Texas Women for the Arts


LUBBOCK, TX – The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) received a grant from Texas Women for the Arts, a program of the Texas Cultural Trust. The LSO will use the $2,500 grant funds for operational costs following disturbances due to COVID-19.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the LSO has experienced significant organizational changes,” said Galen Wixson, LSO president and CEO. “From cancelled concerts to temporary office closure, we have certainly relied on our community supporters during this unprecedented time. This generous grant from Texas Women for the Arts will help us tremendously. Here at the LSO, we are confident that we, along with our fellow Texas arts organizations, will see brighter days very soon.”

The LSO will use this grant to help continue their mission to provide quality musical and educational experiences to thousands of people across the South Plains. Due to COVID-19, the LSO has adopted new virtual tools to present concerts and educational programs to the community. Last week, the LSO introduced a new Virtual Concert Series featuring at-home performances by LSO musicians. With the help of organizations like Texas Women for the Arts, the LSO can continue to present programs to their patrons during the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas Women for the Arts, a program of the Texas Cultural Trust, is a statewide giving circle and membership program, with more than 240 members from across Texas whose mission is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child. Since its inception in 2005, this philanthropic force and champion for the arts in education has awarded over $2.9 million to more than 200 arts organizations across the state, impacting more than a million Texas children. For more information about Texas Women for the Arts, please visit



The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community organizations in Lubbock. Founded in 1946, LSO is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the South Plains region and is made up of professional talented musicians from all parts of the Lubbock Community.  The LSO seeks to enhance the community we serve by providing quality symphonic performances and educational experiences for thousands of children across the greater Lubbock area.



Texas Cultural Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and increasing access and awareness for the arts across the state. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Art Can, Texas Young Masters, Texas Women for the Arts, Partners in the Arts, and Arts Access. Texas Cultural Trust efforts are amplified by its partners who are instrumental in the success of leading a cohesive voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. For more information on the Texas Cultural Trust, please visit


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