Houston Arts Alliance provides grants annually to over 220 arts and cultural organizations and artists through a competitive grant allocation process. As most of our funding comes from the City of Houston Hotel Occupancy Tax, grants are awarded for the encouragement, promotion, improvement and application of the arts to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.
The majority of our grants are specific to 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, although small grants are available to other nonprofits that present or produce arts programs or events in our service area consistent with the promotion and enhancement of Houston and Harris County as a cultural destination.
Applications for these grants are reviewed by external peer review panels, composed of inclusive groups of artists, arts administrators, finance professionals, business people, community volunteers and others, selected for their expertise and objectivity and reflective of the diversity of our community.
Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Spirit of the Bayou pontoon tour boat
Photo Credit: Katya Horner