The Houston Arts Alliance Announces Grant Funding for Artists Affected by Hurricane Ike
For Immediate Release
November 18, 2008
Contact: Richard Graber
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA)
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HOUSTON (November 18, 2008) - The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) announces its creation of the Hurricane Ike Arts Fund to provide grants to professional artists and arts organizations adversely affected by the Hurricane.
In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike on impacted arts communities in Houston, The Hurricane Ike Arts Fund will provide artists with one-time grants (up to $2,500). The grant funds will reimburse artists for expenses that can be documented and verified.
The HAA Post-Hurricane Survey Report - a survey of nearly 200 arts organizations and individual artists - assessed a critical need for recovery assistance. Many artists and art organizations remain unable to hold performances and produce work because other resources are not yet available. Report details are available on HAA's artist recovery blog, www.haahelps.com.
Contributions to the Hurricane Ike Arts Fund will be accepted through StubDog.com, a discount e-commerce site promoting events in Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles. The ticket seller is partnering with HAA by contributing half of all sales proceeds from November 12 through December 12, 2008 and 100% of proceeds for events contributed by their clients and distinguished with the 'Ike Relief' logo.
The grant represents HAA's dedication to Houston's Arts Sector, enabling the work of artists and arts groups to flourish by providing financial support and leadership development. The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is uniquely positioned to offer emergency grants to HAA artists and arts group grantees, thereby providing continued support for Houston's quality of life and tourism industry.
For information about HAA Hurricane Ike Arts Fund donations and artist grant applications, contact Richard Graber at 713.527.9330 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Houston Arts Alliance
The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, is the city's municipal arts agency dedicated to advancing the nonprofit arts industry in the Greater Houston area. HAA's mission is to nurture, fund, advocate, and promote participation in the arts in Houston and Harris County, thus contributing to the enhancement of the region's quality of life, economic competitiveness and attractiveness as a tourist destination. For more information, visit the website at: www.houstonartsalliance.com.