PSA: Grant for Texas' Musicians

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Great news for that area. As a board member of our county Arts Council we have had to cancel all of the out of state groups that had gigs here this coming Fall, but we are coming up with grants to fund part of their time along with other Arts Councils around the state. In the meantime, we are developing ways for our local musicians to fill in this gap to help them financially. A tough haul.
 

Wally

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......edit....stay safe.....wear masks and use social distance. This thing is nowhere close to being over. It is going to get worse.....in fact it is getting worse. We need to work, but we must be as safe as possible doing it.
 

bblumentritt

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I think you're looking for this:

https://gov.texas.gov/music/post/in...ew-disaster-relief-grant-programs-for-artists

1. Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund: $1.5 million will provide $1,000 grants to the city's most vulnerable musicians for their immediate emergency needs. Applications will be accepted starting June 8 at 10 a.m. through June 12 at 5 p.m.

2. Austin Creative Space Disaster Relief Program: $1 million will provide grants up to $50,000 to organizations and independent artists facing displacement and difficulty paying rent for their commercial creative spaces. Applications will be accepted starting May 17 at 1 p.m. through June 17 at 5 p.m.
 

bblumentritt

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well, Austin is in another realm of reality compared to the rest of the state, is it not???

https://www.dallasobserver.com/music/fort-worth-contributed-funds-for-artists-11913492

On March 12, days after SXSW’s cancellation, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay launched the Fort Worth Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund on GoFundMe, with the aim of providing $200 microgrants to the city’s creative sector, whose livelihoods had been vaporized by the pandemic.

In just 48 hours, the fund surpassed its initial $5,000 goal. The fund ultimately reached $10,000, allowing 50 recipients to receive a money.
 




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