Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Cultural Funding Program officials announced a temporary Micro-Grant Program for local artists and small non-profit arts and cultural organizations.
“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,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe.
“MCAD is committed to supporting the recovery of El Paso’s creative sector that traditionally generates $103 million impact into our regional economy.”
The Micro-Grant Program is meant to support the stability of the arts and cultural sector in El Paso that has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As arts and cultural organizations across the state and country shutter, and reorganize funding priorities, MCAD is working to ensure the City of El Paso is able to help ease the burden of the pandemic on the arts and cultural community by offering small micro-grants.
Artists are eligible to apply for a one-time award of $1,500 while small non-profit 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.