Harvey Arts Recovery Fund
The Harvey Arts Recovery supports the disaster recovery needs of the Greater Houston arts, culture, and creative community in a 10-county region. As a collaborative effort of Houston’s arts services sector, the focus is on aiding individual artists and rebuilding and restoring smaller organizations.
Not-for-profit organizations dedicated to serving the Greater Houston arts and cultural sector have joined together to launch the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund. The Fund will accept tax-deductible donations to provide aid to individual artists who suffered personal and professional losses during Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed, as well as financially assist small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations rebuilding after Harvey.
The Fund will be housed at the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), a 501(c)(3) public charity, and support the disaster recovery needs of the Greater Houston arts, culture, and creative community in the 10-county region of Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin and San Jacinto.
Members of the Local Action Group will manage the Fund with initial leadership provided by Preservation Houston, Galveston Historical Foundation, Fresh Arts, Dance Source Houston and CultureWorks Greater Houston. The collaborative effort also launched www.harveyartsrecovery.org, an online platform for donations and Hurricane Harvey-related resources that provides information on how individuals and arts and cultural organizations can request funding, be of service and also apply for federal and state assistance.
For more information on FEMA applications and disaster unemployment for freelancers and artists, visit www.harveyartsrecovery.org.