Southeast Texas artists and arts organizations may be eligible for help following Harvey in the form of grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Online applications for grants of up to $2,500 for artists and up to $40,000 for organizations are due by Monday, November 13, 2017.
Funding for the grants totals more than $340,000 and includes $192,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts, $150,000 provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as state funds, and money raised by the Mid-America Arts Alliance through a crowdfunding campaign.
From the Texas Commission on the Arts...
AUSTIN, Texas – October 27, 2017 – The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is accepting applications for grants from organizations and artists impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The grants will assist with costs associated with business interruption due to the hurricane that are not covered by insurance or FEMA funding.
The funding includes $192,500 received from the National Endowment for the Arts and $150,000 provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, State monies, and money raised by the Mid-America Arts Alliance through a crowdfunding campaign.
Applications are online and are due by Monday, November 13, 2017. Artists may apply for up to $2,500 and arts organizations may apply for up to $40,000.
Applicants may be practitioners of any art discipline, including visual, performing, literary, folk, or media arts.
Applications should come from nonprofit organizations based in, or professional artists who reside in, a county included in the federal major disaster declaration. Those counties are: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties.
“We welcome this opportunity to assist the Texas arts community in its recovery from Harvey,” said TCA Executive Director Gary Gibbs.
“The affected area contains 11 cultural districts and numerous arts organizations and artists. We are thankful to our colleagues at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Mid-America Arts Alliance who are generously supporting us in the effort to restore the arts industry to its full strength.”
In addition to the grants offered, TCA has compiled a page of resources for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.