Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19. The initiative spearheaded by Hear Fort Worth is an extension of Fort Worth musician Rachel Gollay’s Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund, which raised $10,000 and provided support of $200 per qualified applicant. Fort Worth Weekly, the local music resource featuring local musicians, is the first promotional partner for the effort, helping spread the word through its publication, website and network.The fund is open to local Tarrant County musicians, filmmakers and artists. Qualified applicants will be eligible for a one-time grant of $300. All applications received will be considered and funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
Arts in Society grants will provide funding to support individuals and organizations who seek to implement projects that utilize the arts as an integral element in promoting social justice and community welfare, including, but not limited, to projects responding to COVID-19 related needs. Grants will range in size from $5,000-$35,000. Grant funds will be distributed in July 2020.