The Idea Fund Awards 65-$1,000 Emergency Relief Grants to Greater Houston Area Artists

(May 13, 2020) The Idea Fund is pleased to announce that Emergency Relief Grants in the amount of $1,000 each have been awarded to 65 artists from across the Greater Houston Area. Applicants were required to demonstrate financial need, be a professional visual or multidisciplinary artist, and reside in one of the eight Greater Houston Area counties (Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Chambers, Liberty, or Montgomery).

The Emergency Relief Grant saw a diverse pool of applicants with visual arts-based practices living and working in the Greater Houston Area, including artists working in film and video, illustration, photography, installation, social practice, fiber, painting, performance, and sound.

About the Idea Fund's Emergency Relief Grant

The Idea Fund’s Emergency Relief Grant is conceived as an emergency grant to assist artists whose income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including job cuts or furloughed employment; lost income from canceled exhibitions, performances, and lectures; and needed assistance with basic expenses such as food, rent, medical costs, and child care during this time. 

The Idea Fund Emergency Relief Grants are made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which has authorized its 16 Regional Regranting Partners across the nation to reallocate funds for emergency relief. For more information visit the Emergency Relief Grant section of our website. For additional resources and relief support please visit our list of city, state, and national resources: The Idea Fund COVID-19 Resources and Relief List.