Members of Houston’s arts industries were recently awarded grant funds to help the individuals and performance venues financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Houston announced Dec. 17 that the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) recently collaborated with with Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Mid-America Arts Alliance (MAAA) to distribute $5 million to artists, cultural organizations, music venues and musicians – including a number of venues in the Heights, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and Washington Avenue areas.
“We want to thank musicians and artists for their role in community as we, as a city, work together during this global pandemic,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
According to a news release from the city, MOCA provided more than $1.2 million in relief to 691 individuals artists, cultural organizations, music venues and musicians in Houston. Among the local venues receiving grant money were:
– Art Colony Association, Inc. (7026 Old Katy Rd., Suite 221)
– 14 Pews Church (800 Aurora St.)
– Cafeza (1720 Houston Ave.)
– Dan Electro’s Bar (1031 E. 24th St.)
– Heights Theater (339 W. 19th St.)
– Rockefellers (3620 Washington Ave.)
– White Oak Music Hall (2915 N. Main St.)
– Open Dance Project (747 N. Shepherd Dr.)
To learn more about the city’s cultural programs, visit houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs or follow MOCA on Facebook and Instagram @HoustonMOCA.