Hurricane Harvey Resource List

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Disaster Relief for Artists and Arts Organizations

Our hearts are with the areas of Texas affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. As they transition from rescue to recovery we hope that this list of resources can help in some way. Arts organizations are often forgotten when people begin to contribute to disaster recovery efforts. With that in mind, we are partnering with the Texas Commission on the Arts to manage individual contributions designated to assist arts organizations as they begin their efforts to rebuild from Harvey. Mid-America Arts Alliance will distribute contributions to arts organizations in Texas at the direction of the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Our partners at the Texas Commission for the Arts are working hard to serve those in need. If you have been impacted by Harvey and/or subsequent flooding, please email TCA Deputy Director Jim Bob McMillan or call him at 512-936-6572. Please check in with your organization name; your name, title, and contact information; and any information you have so far about your organization’s impacted property. If you are aware of other arts organizations affected by Harvey, please report that information as well. Professional artists, they’d like to hear from you, too. Additionally, please visit TCA’s resource list.

Our partners at Fresh Arts in Houston have compiled a list of emergency resources.

CERF+, The Artists Safety Net, provides for craft artists of all disciplines. Their STUDIO PROTECTOR is a free online resource that covers high winds and flooding, and they also have funds available for working craft artists.

ArtsReady is a program of our colleagues at South Arts, created to help organizations prepare for disaster, as well as recover from it. There are membership options and roundups of free online resources, including: