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Torch Literary Arts Receives a 2021 Creative Futures of Texas Fund Grant

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

The grant, made possible by Future Front Texas provides a gift of unrestricted funds and professional support.

Based in different cities around Texas, each recipient has received a $1000 micro-grant and a year of educational support from FFTX, so they can continue to nurture creativity and community-building in their own work as women and LGBTQ+ founders.

Torch Literary Arts is thankful for this gift of financial and professional support. Funds will be used to relaunch TORCH in 2022, pay artist fees, and cover administrative expenses.


Started as a grassroots meet-up series called Boss Babes ATX (bbatx) in 2015, Future Front is run by a four-person staff and a network of amazing volunteers. Alongside members, collaborators and partners, Future Front nurtures creativity, community-building and professional resilience in Texas and cultivates spaces where women and queer creatives, founders and leaders can grow together. Currently, Future Front produces an annual festival and market, a year-round learning club and conference, as well as multiple community-care initiatives. Learn more about Future Front.

TORCH LITERARY ARTS is a nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Elizabeth Alexander, Natasha Trethewey, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, workshops, and retreats. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive future updates and announcements.


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