Houston's Creatives Respond to COVID-19 with Ingenuity and Commitment
Celebrating the City of Houston's 2020 Arts and Cultural Grantees
September 2, 2020 -- The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) released a video today recognizing the many innovations the City of Houston’s 2020 arts & cultural grantees have made in response to COVID-19.
Houston artists and cultural organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic. With a projected 51 percent decrease in city arts funding revenue for the year, resources to deliver programs as planned are no longer available. Despite the challenges, Houston artists and organizations have found creative ways to continue serving their community.
Funded by the City of Houston Hotel Occupancy Tax dedicated to the arts and administered by MOCA with Houston Arts Alliance, the annual grants program awarded grants to 142 nonprofits and 72 artists across the City.
As Houstonians continue to work together through a global pandemic, hurricane season and other challenges, the adaptability and strength of Houston’s creative sector demonstrates the city’s resiliency.
Houstonians can continue supporting local artists and organizations by supporting any of the upcoming virtual events listed on the Houston Cultural Events Calendar.
You can also follow MOCA on Facebook and Instagram @HoustonMOCA.
ORGANIZATIONS: 14 Pews AFA (American Festival for the Arts) Alley Theare Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico APERIO, Music of the Americas Apollo Chamber Players Ars Lyrica Houston Bayou City Art Festival Art League Houston ArtX NonProfits Asia Society Texas Center Aurora Picture Show Hunter Capoccioni Bharathi Kalai Manram Brazilian Arts Foundation Annual Capoeira Event Buffalo Bayou Partnership Center for African American Military History The Jung Center CCM Foundation Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH) Chamber Music Houston Children's Prison Arts Project Children's Museum of Houston City Ballet of Houston Classical Theatre Company Community Artists' Collective CMCH Youth Ensemble Performs at Wheeler Ave. Baptist Church Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Culture of Health - Advancing Together (CHAT) Czech Center Museum Houston Da Camera Dance Houston Dance of Asian America Dance Source Houston Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Discovery Green Conservancy DiverseWorks The Ensemble Theatre Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Express Children's Theatre's production of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves Creativity Shell FotoFest Foundation for Modern Music Frame Dance Glasstire Houston Show Choir Preservation Houston HITS Theatre Holocaust Museum Houston Hope Stone, Inc. Houston Ballet Houston Boychoir Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston Center for Photography Houston Chamber Choir Houston Children's Chorus The Houston Choral Society Houston Cinema Arts Society Houston Grand Opera Dance Salad Festival Houston International Film Festival, Inc. Houston Latin American Philharmonic Houston Swing Dance Society Houston Symphony Houston Youth Symphony The Houston Zoo Indian Music Society of Houston Samskriti Indo-American Association Inprint Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston Jazz Education Inc. Jazz Houston John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science KINETIC - Photo by Ben Doyle Lawndale Art and Performance Center Luciole International Theatre Company Magpies & Peacocks The Menil Collection Mercury Chamber Orchestra Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) Museum of Fine Arts Houston The Printing Museum Nameless Sound Newspring Student Artist Sethe Nguyen with buyer Jennifer Evans NobleMotion Dance Obsidian Theater OCA-Greater Houston Open Dance Project PAIR Houston Project Row Houses Public Poetry Rec Room Arts Moody Center for the Arts River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Rothko Chapel SHAPE Community Center Silambam Houston Society for the Performing Arts Terra Nostra Cafeza Concertia Houston Contemporary Dance Company La Speranza Stages Repertory Theatre Texas Dragon Boat Association, Inc. Texas New Music Ensemble The Catastrophic Theatre The Heritage Society The Houston Museum of Natural Science The T.R.U.T.H. Project Theatre Under the Stars, Inc. Uptown Dance Company Vietnamese Culture & Science Association WindSync cc: Anni Hochhalter Wordsmyth Theater Company Workshop Houston International Voices Houston Writers in the Schools Young Audiences, Inc. of Houston
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