A nonprofit organization

$1,769 raised by 18 donors

100% complete

$1,000 Goal

DNAWORKS is a Fort Worth, Texas-based arts and service organization dedicated to dialogue and healing through the arts. Founded in 2006 by Daniel Banks and Adam W. McKinney, DNAWORKS centers Global Majority and LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ voices to create more complex representations of identity, culture, class, and heritage in dance, theatre, film, and writing.

DNAWORKS creates original performance and community events using an organic, ensemble-based process to catalyze the creativity and self-expression of participants, including professional artists, educators, community members, and leaders from multiple sectors. DNAWORKS's process begins with active listening and dialogue. We do not enter spaces with preconceived notions of what a creative process will be. We believe in the power of art to stimulate community dialogue and healing, especially in under-invested communities.

DNAWORKS has led its award-winning programming and performances, promoting dialogue-based social justice action and community building, with arts, educational, and community organizations in thirty-seven states and seventeen countries. DNAWORKS believes that art = ritual = healing = community and that this philosophy and practice lead to a more peaceful world.


DNAWORKS is dedicated to furthering creative expression and dialogue, focusing on issues of identity, culture, class and heritage.


DNAWORKS develops and creates dance, theater, and film productions to promote dialogue-based social justice action and community building.

Your donation will support THE SECRET SHARER and screenings of HAMAPAH/THE MAP DANCE-ON-FILM. Your donation will support the artists and teams that create these projects, while also contributing to a legacy of creative projects committed to reparative justice in Fort Worth and beyond.

Equity Statement

Equity, access, opportunity, belonging, and liberation are central to DNAWORKS’s existence and all that we do. We expect DNAWORKS to resemble the world and we work diligently to challenge all forms of oppression and inequity with our work and within our company culture.

Organization Data


Organization name



Arts, Culture & Humanities, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy, Racial Equity

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1617 Park place Ave Suite 110-2
Fort Worth, TX 76110



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