Call for Artists: Midtown Houston Arts Micro Grants

Call for Artists: Midtown Houston Arts Micro Grants


Bustling with public art and cultural landmarks, Midtown Houston has been recognized as a Texas Arts and Entertainment District since 2012. As the first Management District in the state to be recognized as such, Midtown takes its role as a supporter of the arts seriously. To continue acting as a hub of creativity, the Midtown Houston Cultural Arts and Entertainment Committee is requesting project submissions from artists and arts organizations to perform, design, and fabricate works of public art for Midtown. 

The Midtown HOU Arts Micro Grant is made possible through the City of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance. Selected artists will be required to provide a community project or performance that is open to the public and free of charge. All works to be presented will be in a digital format, as part of the ongoing promotion of activities that reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to visualize and produce work that will be experienced virtually. There are ten  organizational grants of $2,500 each and eight individual artist grants of $1,250 each available to artists. A question and answer session will be hosted virtually by Midtown Houston on Thursday, August 20th at 7pm. Email Cynthia Alvarado, Operations Manager at Midtown Management District at to receive a link to the meeting login information.

All applications must be submitted via CaFÉ by Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. Questions via email should be submitted by 5pm CST on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

While this year has been a challenge, the same arts organizations and professional artists who enrich our lives during normal circumstances will also fill this moment with inspiration. Midtown is proud to work with the City of Houston Office of Cultural Affairs and Houston Arts Alliance to make this opportunity possible.