Folk and Traditional Artists pour their heart, talent, and passion into everything they do.
What can you give in return? Your donations will make an impact.
Texas is currently the epicenter of a coronavirus surge as artists continue to struggle to make ends meet. In response to the substantial economic and social impact of the ongoing pandemic, a group of Texas folk and traditional arts organizations have come together to help offset the immediate and ongoing needs of the Texas Folk and Traditional Arts community at large.
For these artists, practitioners and organizations, this situation is especially acute because their work is significantly dependent on social interactions. The precarity of the situation for those reliant on support from community and public events, as well as revenue from art sales, worsens as gatherings remain closed for the foreseeable future. In addition, several factors might impact them more adversely than the artist community at large:
Traditional artists are spread out throughout the state in remote areas and not necessarily clustered around urban areas, nor affiliated with supporting organizations, making them harder to reach and serve.
The digital divide that we are aware of means some artists might lack the technological access to leverage communications in these tough times.
This fund will support artists from marginalized and at-risk communities that may not be in line for assistance by other Covid-19 relief funds. Funds received up to $5k will be matched by a generous donor. We appreciate your generosity in direct support of an artist who is experiencing economic hardship. If you know of an artist needing assistance, please nominate them by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct them to this application https://forms.gle/tYSHeqx8LQXhUueh6