First round of grants close at midnight on Saturday, Nov. 25
Houston, November 10, 2017 — The Harvey Arts Recovery Fund (HARF) — an organization that supports the disaster recovery needs of the Greater Houston area arts, culture and creative community — has opened its inaugural round of grants to individuals and organizations affected by Hurricane Harvey. The first grant application deadline is midnight on Saturday, Nov. 25. Funds will be distributed the first week of December.
Applicants must have a track record and experience as a working artist, cultural practitioner or nonprofit organization in the visual and performing arts, history, heritage or humanities. Organizations are eligible for HARF grants ranging from $250 to $5,000, and individuals are eligible for grants ranging from $250 to $1,000.
Applicants must demonstrate that they suffered damage and losses as a result of the storm. Eligible expenses include: cleanup; conservation; professional consultation; rental of temporary studio, rehearsal, performance, exhibit, office or other space/venue; loss of income; loss of works of art; insurance deductibles; repurchasing supplies; and other assistance to ensure continuity of artistic works (for individuals) and organizational operations and programs (for organizations).
As a collaborative effort of Houston’s arts services sector, HARF is focused on aiding individual artists and rebuilding and restoring smaller organizations within Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin and San Jacinto counties. Applicants must prove that they reside within this 10-county region.
For more information about the application process or to apply for a grant, visit www.harveyartsrecovery.org.
About Harvey Arts Recovery Fund
The Harvey Arts Recovery Fund (HARF) supports the disaster recovery needs of the Greater Houston arts, culture and creative community in the 10-county region of Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin and San Jacinto. HARF was launched by a group of area nonprofits concerned about individual artists and small- to mid-sized arts and cultural organizations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The collaborative launched a website to accept donations and provide disaster recovery resources. For more information, visit www.harveyartsrecovery.org.