Season Sponsors

Wordspace is very grateful for each and everyone of our intrepid sponsors. Here you can find out about some of the amazing folks who support us and help us grow.


ocalogoCity of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs     

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is a division of the City Manager’s office and fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas citizens, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations. The OCA’s executive staff includes Interim Director, David Fisher, who is responsible for the implementation of the City’s cultural policy and programs. The director reports to the Assistant City Manager for Neighborhood Quality of Life. Charla Sanderson is the hard working coordinating of the grant programs for the OCA.


SDCC logoThe South Dallas Cultural Center   

The South Dallas Cultural Center is an Afro-Centric venue that provides instruction and enrichment in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts. Award winning artist and civic leader, Vicki Meek is responsible for 20 years of the  center’s activities which spotlight works that explore contemporary issues facing the African world community – especially those that strive to educate audiences about the interrelatedness of people of color. As Vicki Meek retired in April, 2016, Harold Steward has taken on the helm of SDCC.


TACA_logo_TACA (The Arts Community Alliance)    

TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) champions artistic excellence in performing arts organizations and encourages innovation, collaboration and engagement through financial support, stewardship and resources. In 2016, TACA distributed $1.5 million in grants, in conjunction with access to innovative programs and services, to the most creative and engaging performing arts organizations in North Texas.

Ben E. KeithBen E. Keith   

Ben E. Keith Company is a distributor of food service products and premium alcoholic beverages. Our independent Food Division supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other institutional businesses. Their contributions make it possible for Wordspace to stretch our programming dollars and put it where it counts most–paying honoraria to local writers and educational outreach.


00-00-01-86-70-27-1867027_608508-150x150Buttons Restaurant  | Food and Music for the Soul  –   

Buttons is built around the idea the love of great food and music are universal, the idea that diversity is beautiful and that all people have much in common. They strive to offer much more than a plate of great food… they create a great experience. Some of the best food I’ve ever had in  my life and I am not even kidding. Seriously.
Buttons is a sponsor of the African Diaspora: New Dialogues series at South Dallas Cultural Center and Salons  highlighting the work of African American writers and scholars.



Dallas Public Library, Hampton/Illinois Branch

The Mission of the Dallas Public Library is to link resources and customers to enhance lives. The Library is committed to inform, entertain, enrich, and to foster the self-learning process by facilitating access to its collections, services, and facilities to all members of the community. All service efforts will focus on customer expectations and needs. Program Director, Nhien Le, is responsible for co-creating programs with WordSpace to benefit youth in an underserved neighborhood in South Oak Cliff. Wordspace presents Theaters Camps and Youth Open Mics at this Library, targeting grammar and middle school student enrichment.



Premium Membership Sponsors

We cannot express all our thanks for all of the continued support that keeps us going.


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