Round 15 Regranting Cycle is Now Open

The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks in partnership with Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is pleased to announce the 15th round of funding for artist-centered projects. 

The Idea Fund will provide 12 grants of $5,000 each to individual artists or collectives in the Greater Houston Area.

The grants will support innovative, experimental, public-facing visual art projects that expand our understanding of how art exists in the world, address community needs, or exemplify new ways of working in, for, and with community.

Funded proposals will take innovative approaches to the urgent questions of our moment and create lasting impacts on its intended communities. The Idea Fund seeks to exemplify equity, display artistic originality, and propel artistic growth. 

The Idea Fund grantees are selected by a 3-person jury panel. Key considerations for applications will include:

  • artistic and creative strength of the proposed project
  • overall vision of the applicant
  • capacity of the applicant to realize the project
  • accessibility of the resulting project to the public as either an in-person or online event, project, program
  • commitment to serving a local community.

Applicants are invited to attend one of three online Info Sessions to learn more about the application process and how The Idea Fund will support Greater Houston area artists.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2021, 11:59PM (CST)


Round 15 Eligibility

Individuals and collectives are eligible to apply. The lead artist must reside in one of the following counties: Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Chambers, Liberty, Austin, or Montgomery.


Round 15 Info Sessions

All info sessions will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required to attend.

Monday, September 13, 1:00 PM

Thursday, October 14, 4:00 PM

Saturday, November 6, 2:30 PM

Missed our September Info Session?
You can find a recording on our Info Session page.


Want Application Feedback ?

We are offering the opportunity for applicants to schedule a brief feedback session with an Idea Fund partner to discuss their application and answer any questions

Schedule your feedback session today.