Artists and small non-profit arts and cultural organizations in El Paso have an opportunity to receive micro-grants from the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.
The micro-grant program is meant to support the stability of the arts and cultural sector in El Paso that has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to city officials.
“El Paso’s artists and non-profit cultural organizations are a major part of our vibrancy and one of the many drivers of our local economy,” Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe said. “MCAD is committed to supporting the recovery of El Paso’s creative sector that traditionally generates $103 million impact into our regional economy.”
Arts and cultural organizations across the country have been force to shut down or reorganize funding priorities because of the pandemic. The MCAD is working to ease the burden on those organizations in El Paso through micro-grants.
Artists are eligible to apply for a one-time award of $1,500 while small nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for a one-time award of up to $3,000.
All applicants must attend a mandatory online orientation before applying.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds for the program are exhausted.
To apply visit: www.elpasoartsandculture.org
For more information contact the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department at 915-212-1770.
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