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Organizations Across Texas Receive Hurricane Harvey Relief Grants

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The Texas Commission on the Arts has announced that 52 arts organizations and 17 artists affected by Hurricane Harvey will receive relief grants. Totaling $446,500, the grants will go towards supplementing income lost by the organizations and individuals due to the storm. Those receiving the grants are located in 15 Texas cities: Beaumont, Clute, Corpus Christi, Elgin, Friendswood, Galveston, Gonzales, Hallettsville, Houston, Orange, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Rockport, Round Top and Spring.

Grant amounts differ depending on the applicant’s situation: organizations are receiving grants ranging from $40,000 to $1,500, and individuals are receiving between $2,500 and $1,500. See below for a full list of grantees.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas: $1,500
Beaumont Community Players: $2,000
Young Audiences of Southeast Texas: $4,000

Edmond Baker, Jr.: $1,500

Corpus Christi
Art Museum of South Texas: $8,000
Jimmy Willden: $1,500

Margo Sawyer: $2,500

Patricia Grissom: $2,500
Ted Ellis: $1,500

Grand 1894 Opera House: $15,000

Gonzales Crystal Theatre: $2,500

Hallet Oak Foundation: $2,000

Alley Theatre: $20,000
Art League of Houston: $4,000
Classical Theatre Company: $1,500
Community Music Center of Houston: $1,500
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston: $2,000
Country Playhouse: $2,000
Czech Center Museum Houston: $2,000
Da Camera of Houston: $8,000
Dance Houston: $15,000
Dance Source Houston: $1,500
Diaz Music Institute: $4,000
Express Children’s Theatre: $15,000
Freneticore: $2,000
Fresh Arts: $15,000
Hits Theatre: $1,500
Houston Ballet Foundation: $40,000
Houston Boychoir: $2,000
Houston Center for Photography: $4,000
Houston Grand Opera Association: $40,000
Houston Metropolitan Dance Company: $4,000
Houston Symphony: $5,000
Houston Theater District: $15,000
Main Street Theater: $15,000
Mercury Houston: $15,000
Mildreds Umbrella Theater Company: $1,500
Multicultural Education & Counseling Through the Arts: $1,500
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: $10,000
Positive Project: $4,000
Project Row House: $4,000
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra: $4,000
Russian Cultural Center-Our Texas: $2,000
Samskriti: $2,000
Society for the Performing Arts: $20,500
Society for the Preservation of Jazz Music: $2,000
Stages Repertory Theatre: $4,000
Young Audiences Inc. of Houston: $15,000
Deanna Santiago: $1,500
Felicia Johnson: $1,500
Greg Carter: $1,500
James Brummett: $1,500
Janice Rubin: $1,500
Jason Perry: $1,500
Kelvin Brown: $1,500
Khalil AbuSharekh: $1,500
Paul August Jr.: $2,000
Stacy Coulter: $2,000

Lutcher Theater: $2,000
Orange Community Players: $5,000

Port Aransas
Port Aransas Art Center: $7,500
Port Aransas Community Theater: $15,000
DianaTaylor Arturo: $2,000
Sheri Hargrove: $2,000

Port Arthur
Port Arthur Little Theatre: $4,000
Texas Artists Museum Society: $5,000

Rockport Center for the Arts: $15,000

Round Top
James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts: $8,000

Cypress Creek FACE: $15,000


“Funding for the Hurricane Harvey Relief grants includes $192,520 received from the National Endowment for the Arts; $150,000 provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and $103,980 in State monies. As well, the Mid-America Arts Alliance raised money through a separate crowdfunding campaign, and will provide grants directly to twelve additional artist applicants, as advised by TCA.”

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