Celebrating the imagination

Imagination. Sometimes it’s a bolt from the blue. Sometimes it’s a slow burn. Sometimes it’s a big idea that changes the world. Sometimes it’s a small idea that makes life easier. Always, it’s transformational.   Imagination Fort Worth sparks the imaginations of Texas kids through transformational experiences. Over the past 25 years, more than five million students have participated in our programs—programs that combine the creative thrill of the arts with the critical educational goals outlined by local and state guidelines. Through art, dance, music, and theater, students engage with history, science, math, and language in ways that enhance learning and awaken creativity.


Who we are

Imagination Fort Worth is an independent non-profit organization sponsored by generous gifts from organizations including  The City of Fort WorthThe Texas Commission on the ArtsThe Texas Education AgencyThe Arts Council of Fort Worth, and the ARTS Council Northeast as well as numerous private foundations, corporations, and individuals. We partner with local and surrounding schools to create curriculum and develop field trips and in-school programs that target specific educational needs, as well as with local arts and cultural institutions to introduce students to a diversity of mind-opening experiences.


By the numbers

75,000 – Number, on average, of student experiences provided by Imagination Fort Worth on an annual basis

45+ – Number of partnering arts and cultural organizations

200+ – Number of donors and sponsors

300+ – Number of Volunteers

81% – Number of the percentage of budget dollars that go toward program expenses

177 – # of Instructional Days for students in the 2014-15 school year

147 – # of Days Elementary & Middle School students were available for school programs

135 – # of Days High School students were available for school programs

121 – # of Calendar Days students received Imagination Fort Worth (IFW) Programs

150 – # of Calendar Days students received IFW Programs (Including summer & weekends)

298 – # of Days IFW program experiences were offered during the year  (when considering that we often have multiple programs occurring on the same day)

339 – # of IFW program experiences offered during the 2014-15 school year

For more stats and numbers, view our 2015-2016 Annual Report


How to get involved

Find your own transformational experience. Volunteer to help with Imagination Fort Worth’s field trips, follow us on Facebook, or donate to support our programs—and watch your imagination soar.