Texas Folklife announces the Central Texas Folk and Traditional Artist Relief Grant.
The $750 grants, made possible by All Together ATX, are for artists working in folk or traditional disciplines who are facing dire financial circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
Applications will be accepted on Feb 8 and will close on April 5th at 11:59 PM. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Individuals must meet the following qualifications:
- Are a traditional or folk artist*, currently active in that art form;
- Reside in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson County;
- Demonstrate financial hardship, as well as need in the following categories: past due utility payments, past due rent or mortgage, additional costs related to the educational need of children in their household, inability to purchase medications or other health care needs not covered by insurance (including past due), insurance deductibles for healthcare coverage, or transportation costs.
Current employees, board members, contractors, and immediate family members of Texas Folklife are not eligible to apply for this grant.
A committee will review applications based on dire financial need and will only consider information provided on this application. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grant-making community. Awardees will receive an email notification and must complete a grant agreement and release form. Awardees will be expected to submit some examples of their artistic work including PDF, JPG photos, MP3s, or excerpts from your website.
*Folk and traditional artists are those who are practicing an art form that is held by a shared community of people - with community defined by ethnicity, occupation, region, gender, place of origin, religion, etc. This art form may be learned formally or informally, or may also be self-taught. Folk art is traditional and reflects shared cultural aesthetics and social issues. It is recognized that, as traditions are dynamic, the folk and traditional arts may change over time and may include innovations in tradition. Folk and traditional arts are of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion. If your practice does not fall in this category, we encourage you to explore other opportunities.
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