Applications for the City of Houston’s Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program are now being accepted.
The program, which is funded with $3 million of the City's allocated CARES Act 2020 funds, will provide immediate and short-term grant assistance to musicians and music venues that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musicians will be eligible for up to $5,000 in relief funding, and music venues will be eligible for up to $50,000 or $100,000, depending on budget size.
"Houston's musicians, music venues and iconic performance spaces are a big part of our city,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “They were delivering great live music before the pandemic and we want them to be able to do that again, as soon as they can, and by being safe. This will not be our only effort for this important segment of Houston’s cultural life.”
MOCA has been tapped Mid-America Arts Alliance (MAAA) to administer the program. MAAA will host office hours and zoom webinars to assist with applications.