Houston Arts Alliance

Grants For Individuals


Houston Arts Alliance recognizes that a city's excellence in the arts is enhanced through the encouragement and support of local artists and their engagement in creative endeavors. The Individual Artist Grant (IAG) Program seeks to support the development and presentation of new artistic works by local Houston artists to help advance Houston's reputation as a vibrant creative hub and a destination for cultural tourism. IAG provides New Works Fellowship opportunities through a competitive application and review process. Applications for these grants are reviewed by external peer review panels composed of inclusive groups of artists, arts professionals and community volunteers selected for their expertise and objectivity.

Individual artists approved for a grant will enter into an agreement with Houston Arts Alliance that outlines the arts activities that will be supported through grant evaluations and accountability requirements.

For more information on the Individual Artist Grant (IAG) Program, please email us at grants@haatx.com.

 


FY14 Individual Artist Grant - Folk Arts Fellowship (IAG-FAF) Program

The Individual Artist Grant - Folk Arts Fellowship Program supports master traditional artists in their efforts to preserve an artistic tradition as a living legacy for their community. Grants encourage master artists to pass their knowledge and skills on to a qualified and competent apprentice. The Folk Arts Fellowship Program enables master artists and apprentices to set aside time for intensive teaching and learning of the tradition and purchase of materials for the work at hand. Grants are awarded by a peer review panel process in recognition of exemplary artistic merit in a traditional art form. Please note that due to revenue source requirements, these awards are not unrestricted grants.

Application Has Closed
Guidelines Published: Friday, February 28, 2014
Application Portal Opens: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Application Due: Monday, May 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Panel Review: May 2014
Notification of Award: June 2014
Grant Orientation Workshop: June 2014
Grant Period: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

FY14 IAG-FAF Guidelines
FY14 IAG-FAF Application

 


FY14 Individual Artist Grant - Portable On Demand Art (IAG-PODA) Program


The Individual Artist Grant - Portable On Demand Art Program supports the development of artists by enabling them to create a unique installation of work to be presented to the public in a variety of distinct locations. PODA applicants are asked to respond to the theme of sustainability in ways that demonstrate how this affects the lives of Houston’s citizens. Grant funding based on project feasibility.

Application Has Closed
Guidelines Published: December 5, 2013
Application Workshop: December 5, 2013, 5:30 p.m., Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 125
Application Opens: December 5, 2013
Application Due: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 3 p.m.
Panel Review: January 27, 2014 (Tentative)
Notification of Award: March 2014
Grant Orientation: To Be Determined

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

FY14 IAG-PODA Guidelines
FY14 IAG-PODA Application

 


FY14 Individual Artist Grant Program

Application Has Closed
Guidelines Published: November 4, 2013
Application Workshop: November 5, 2013, 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 125
Application Portal Opens: November 6, 2013
Application Due: December 6, 2013
Panel Review: Week of January 27 and February 6, 2014
Notification of Award: July 2014
Grant Orientation Workshop: June 2014

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

FY14 IAG Application Workshop Informational Handout
FY14 IAG Guidelines
FY14 IAG Application Portal

Reporting and Payment Schedule
Grant Fiscal Year: May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015
Payments: 2 payments of 50/50%

  • Payment 1*: By ACH deposit to grantee, no later than July 25, 2014
  • Final Report Due**: To HAA, no later than Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
  • Payment 2: By ACH deposit to grantee, within 30 days after Final Report submission

* Individuals will be eligible for their first payment after staff has verified an executed signed copy of the grant contract.
** If the Final Report is outstanding and not submitted prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, the final payment may be forfeited.

Please refer to your signed contract for additional grant program details.

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Grant Award Orientation
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12 - 1 p.m. or 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 125

Join Grants staff for an important informational session for all FY14 Individual Artist Grant (IAG) award recipients. Come learn about the grant payment schedule, best practices for reporting, posting on Artshound.com and more. Attendance is highly encouraged.

No registration required to attend. If you are unable to attend, however, please contact us at grants@haatx.com immediately.


FY13 Individual Artist Grant Program

Application Has Closed
Application Opened: November 9, 2012
Application Closed: December 14, 2012
Grant Term: April 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014
Final Report Deadline: July 15, 2014

FY13 IAG 2nd Quarter Progress Report Form - Deadline: November 15, 2013
FY13 IAG Final Report Form - Deadline: July 15, 2014