HOUSTON – 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 TitleDisciplineGroup AcordeBelonging (or not) AbroadContemporary Dance and Live MusicAdam CastanedaThe flower Garden of Ignatius BeltranModern Dance and Literary ArtsThe Pilot Dance ProjectFirst Annual Texas Latino/a Contemporary Dance FestivalModern DanceKenisha ColemanMommy & Me Pop Up LibrariesLiterary ArtsGordon Education Initiatives for the Performing ArtsKaavya’s Ranga Pravesham (working title)VideoBrandon HarrisMẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here)Visual Art: Photography, Video, Installation and PerformanceRobert D. JacksonS.H.E.D.Multidisciplinary Arts/Creative PlacemakingClaire DrennanEast End Community LoomVisual Art; Contemporary CraftRan KampelWithin the Music ConcertMusicLing-lin Ku and Ryan CrowleyContemporary Cabinet of CuriosityMultimedia Sculpture and InstallationApril LimCat TalesCreative WritingHillerbrand + MagsamenFractal SignsVisual ArtDuo VerdeProject Grow MusicAddie PawlickInnominateLighting DesignJanuary BonesJanuary Bones: La Reina de la NocheDance, Drag & PerformancePublic PoetryIn Augmented RealityLiterary Arts: PoetryTISHUAN SCOTTPLASTIC FANTASTICPublic Event, Performance, Educational Technology, Art & Science, Industrial Agricultural Experimental ArtCivic TV“9” – A Civic TV Nomadic Exhibition in conjunction with the 2020 FotoFest BiennialCurator (at Civic TV), and Artist (Painter)Cressandra Thibodeaux18 FilmsFilm14 PewsPursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film FestivalFilmBrittney BalmaRediscovering the Love of SelfMusic Therapy and Social PracticeIsaac YowmanAll Screwed UpFilm

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