Donate to the Immediate Disaster Relief Fund for Artists

Submitted by angela_carranza on Tue, Sep 12th at 8:15 pm



In light of the unbelievable devastation recently unleashed on Houston and surrounding areas of the Texas gulf coast, Fresh Arts is joining with partners across Texas to raise funds for local artists affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

The arts are a huge player in local economies throughout Texas, with Americans in the Arts reporting $7 billion in spending by cultural audiences last year in Texas. In Houston alone there are over 12,000 professional artists, and Texas' nonprofit arts organizations support over 200,000 full-time jobs. Many of our Texas artists have seen a devastating loss of work, supplies, and live/work space in recent days. 

With the Immediate Disaster Relief Fund for Texas Artists, Fresh Arts hopes to give these artists the help they need to rebuild. 100% of proceeds raised will be given to individual artists to help them with their immediate recovery needs, which will include everything from buying cleaning supplies, to preserving their work, to beginning the rebuilding of their studio or live/work space. 

Benefiting artists will apply online to receive funding, and will be selected by a jury of arts professionals based on need. We will accelerate the application process to help artists access money for relief and recovery as quickly as possible. 



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ARE YOU AN ARTIST THAT WAS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY? 

If you or an artist you know is interested in applying for Immediate Disaster Relief Fund for Texas Artists support, please sign up here to receive notifications regarding the application process.


FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FOR ARTISTS

Additionally, Fresh Arts is waiving membership fees for our fiscal sponsorship program to artists and arts projects affected by Hurricane Harvey, and will accelerate the application process to help artists raise money for relief and recovery as quickly as possible. 

Fiscal Sponsorship provides access to Fresh Arts new crowdfunding platform and allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under Fresh Arts' exempt status. In the aftermath of Harvey, this will enable artists to access emergency funding available to aid with recovery as well as the preservation and rebuilding of your creative projects! To apply for fiscal sponsorship:   https://fresharts.submittable.com/submit/56846/fiscal-sponsorship-application


EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Fresh Arts has compiled an "Emergency Resources for Artists" which includes national emergency artist grants and funding opportunities, general resource guides, and more.  Check it out HERE.



ABOUT FRESH ARTS

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts. All donations made to the Immediate Disaster Relief Fund for Texas Artists are 100% tax deductible. 


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