The 2017 hurricane season is proving historically devastating. First Harvey, now Irma. Jose could be next.
Included in the toll of devastation is the destruction of physical property and financial resources of many non-profit arts organizations and self-employed artists along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Louisiana. As of today, Florida has been impacted by flooding. Soon, Georgia and South Carolina may feel the wrath of Irma.
The Americans for the Arts, along with their 350,000 member Arts Action Fund, urges everyone to make charitable donations to the affected artists and arts organizations.
The following list, compiled and updated by the Arts Action Fund, will direct you to where help is currently needed:
- Donate to artists and arts organizations impacted in Greater Houston @ Harvey Arts Recovery Fund
- Donate to artists and arts organizations impacted in Texas @ Mid-America’s Texas Arts Fund
- Donate to artists and arts organizations impacted in Louisiana @ Creative Relief Louisiana
Glasstire is continually updating this list of how Texas arts spaces have been affected.
FreshArts is compiling a spreadsheet of grants and resources for artists.
Americans for the Arts is maintaining a central hub of information on resources and preparedness.
Please take time to read through these resources, share them with friends and colleagues, and donate!
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