Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Mike Rawlings to Be Honored As Champions of the Arts in North Texas
The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Board of Directors Chair Matrice Ellis-Kirk will receive TACA’s Silver Cup Award, along with former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) gives the award annually to two individuals who have “contributed richly to the cultural fabric of the community through their unparalleled devotion to the arts.” The 42nd Silver Cup Awards will officially be presented at TACA’s annual luncheon on March 10, 2020.
Here’s what TACA had to say about Ms. Ellis-Kirk, who has served on the Center’s Board since its inception.
“Dallas business and community leader Matrice Ellis-Kirk has been a lifelong lover of the arts and a champion of the Dallas cultural community. She is simultaneously a voice of support for the city’s historic cultural institutions, and for providing resources to support diverse new, small and ethnic-focused arts groups. She has been a strong advocate for arts education and community engagement, and for bringing new voices and diversity onto board and leadership positions.
Chair of the AT&T Performing Arts Center Board of Directors since 2015, her Center Board services began in 2001. She serves on the Board of Directors for TITAS/Dance Unbound, and has been a longtime supporter of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She has also served on the board of the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Museum of Natural History and Science. Last year she was awarded the Peacemaker Award by the Turtle Creek Chorale for her passion for diversity and governance.”