Artist Resources


Covid-19 Relief

The Houston Arts Alliance offers a number of grant opportunities for artists and creative individuals in the city of Houston. The Greater Houston Area Arts Relief Fund offers grants to artists and arts workers to supplement lost wages as a result of COVID-19. Grants will help cover basic need expenses such as food, rent, and medical needs. Visit HAA’s website for a complete listing of opportunities.


The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) empowers working artists and emerging arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. View their #ArtistHotline: How to look for Emergency Grants and Resources


Artist Relief is an emergency initiative organized to distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 and serve as an ongoing informational resource. The initiative will operate through September 2020.



The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund helps artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Donate or apply.


Other Resources

Based in the Southern USA, Alternate ROOTS is committed to addressing social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world through programs and services such as Partners in Action and Artistic Assistance.


Americans For the Arts works to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Their COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers is designed to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward.


Antena Houston uses the tools of language justice to support social movements to be more welcoming of people’s full identities; focus is on developing the capacity of movements and communities to create multilingual spaces where all languages are included equally.



Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) safeguards the right to artistic freedom of expression and ensures that artists and cultural professionals everywhere can live and work without fear. ARC connects individuals to a wide range of services, including emergency funds, legal assistance, temporary relocation programs, and fellowships.



The A3 Foundation ensures talented Asian American artists have the resources they need to succeed in the competitive entertainment marketplace through providing funding, a network, and community.


The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice. Resources, support, and workshops are suited for BIPOC leaders, groups, and organizations seeking to advance anti-racist change through intersectional analysis.


Common Field is a national network that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field. Programs include national convenings, grants, research, resources, forums, meet-ups, and advocacy. View Common Field’s COVID-19 Arts Organizer Resources.


Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, gatherings, and career development services. The Creative Capital Award helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. View their list of artist resources. 


Culture Strike is a national pro-migrant arts organization that elevates stories of justice and equality through art. Culture Strike commissions, publishes, and disseminates new art and writing, sends writers and artists to the frontlines of the immigration debate, and organizes pro-immigrant cultural events.



The mission of Dance Source is to nurture and support contemporary dance artists, the organizations that present them and to identify and build audiences for contemporary dance in the greater Houston area. Dance Source provides a wide variety of free services to the Dance Community.


The First People’s Fund strives to provide support and voice to creative Indigenous artists. Through a variety of programs, FPF recognizes the power of art and culture to bring about positive change in Native communities, beginning with individual artists and their families. 


 Fractured Atlas is a national non-profit artist service organization providing a range of support services for the independent arts community such as health insurance, fiscal sponsorship, continuing education opportunities, international artist visas, publicity, and more.



Fresh Arts provides the Houston arts community with a wide variety of services, including an online Artist Registry, and the Artist Resource Center (ARC) – which provides workshops and exhibition opportunities.


The Houston Arts Alliance offers a number of grant opportunities for artists and creative individuals in the city of Houston. Criteria and deadlines vary; visit HAA’s website for a complete listing of opportunities.


The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the Latino arts field. NALAC programs range from the Leadership Institutes, grants, convenings, and advocacy for the arts.


The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) promotes freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression and opposes censorship in all its forms. NCAC works with artists, curators, and museum directors to resist art censorship.


The National Performance Network is committed to advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. Programs emphasize building relationships and reciprocity between individuals, institutions, and communities to advance racial and cultural justice in the arts, build artists’ power, and foster systems change in arts and philanthropy.


Queer | Art fosters the confident expression of LGBTQ+ artists’ perspectives, stories, and identities. Programs are organized under three major areas of support — Practice (Creative and Professional Development), Presents (Events, Exhibitions, and other Public Presentations), and Awards (Residencies, Grants, and Prizes).


The Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA)tala-logo2 supports the cultural community in Texas by providing volunteer legal and accounting services, educational programs, and publications to artists, nonprofit arts organizations, and other art constituents.


United States Artists illuminate the value of artists to American society and address their economic challenges. They have awarded more than 600 artists and cultural practitioners with over $30 million of direct support in all disciplines.


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Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is a New York-based activist organization that establishes sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract labor and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy. 


Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the performing arts field, by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color.