The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is happy to announce another group of recipients of Let Creativity Happen! competitive grants.
A total of $55,000 will support 22 creative and innovative projects throughout the City of Houston.The $2,500 grants were awarded in 9 of the 11 council districts.
Funded by the City of Houston Occupancy Tax dedicated to the arts, Let Creativity Happen! is administered by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs with the Houston Arts Alliance.
“As we close out the second year of this grant program, the exponential growth of applications highlights the importance of supporting the innovation of Houston’s artists,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “This ‘express’ grant-making approach is fueling new art experiences for visitors and residents across the breadth of the city.”
MOCA congratulates all award recipients as they embark on their projects and thank them for their dedication to the arts and cultural vitality of Houston for its visitors, creatives, and Houstonians.
To learn more about the Let Creativity Happen! Express Grant program visit: https://www.houstonartsalliance.com/opportunities/grants/let-creativity-happen-express-grants
To learn more about the City’s cultural programs visit www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs
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|Grant Recipients:||Project Title||Discipline|
|Group Acorde||Belonging (or not) Abroad||Contemporary Dance and Live Music|
|Adam Castaneda||The flower Garden of Ignatius Beltran||Modern Dance and Literary Arts|
|The Pilot Dance Project||First Annual Texas Latino/a Contemporary Dance Festival||Modern Dance|
|Kenisha Coleman||Mommy & Me Pop Up Libraries||Literary Arts|
|Gordon Education Initiatives for the Performing Arts||Kaavya’s Ranga Pravesham (working title)||Video|
|Brandon Harris||Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here)||Visual Art: Photography, Video, Installation and Performance|
|Robert D. Jackson||S.H.E.D.||Multidisciplinary Arts/Creative Placemaking|
|Claire Drennan||East End Community Loom||Visual Art; Contemporary Craft|
|Ran Kampel||Within the Music Concert||Music|
|Ling-lin Ku and Ryan Crowley||Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosity||Multimedia Sculpture and Installation|
|April Lim||Cat Tales||Creative Writing|
|Hillerbrand + Magsamen||Fractal Signs||Visual Art|
|Duo Verde||Project Grow||Music|
|Addie Pawlick||Innominate||Lighting Design|
|January Bones||January Bones: La Reina de la Noche||Dance, Drag & Performance|
|Public Poetry||In Augmented Reality||Literary Arts: Poetry|
|TISHUAN SCOTT||PLASTIC FANTASTIC||Public Event, Performance, Educational Technology, Art & Science, Industrial Agricultural Experimental Art|
|Civic TV||“9” – A Civic TV Nomadic Exhibition in conjunction with the 2020 FotoFest Biennial||Curator (at Civic TV), and Artist (Painter)|
|Cressandra Thibodeaux||18 Films||Film|
|14 Pews||Pursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film Festival||Film|
|Brittney Balma||Rediscovering the Love of Self||Music Therapy and Social Practice|
|Isaac Yowman||All Screwed Up||Film|
“WailWhale” sculpture by Tishuan Scott