• Donate To The Immediate Disaster Relief Fund for Texas Artists

    Created by: FreshArts

Donate To The Immediate Disaster Relief Fund for Texas Artists

Created by : FreshArts

Project end date
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:15
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Community Building
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$25,289.75
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$20,000.00
126.449%Complete

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.

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.

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

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