• July 30, 2021
 MCAD announces temporary funding program for local artists, small cultural organizations

MCAD announces temporary funding program for local artists, small cultural organizations

Officials with the city’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) announced Wednesday that a second round of temporary funding is available for local artists and small non-profit arts and cultural organizations.

“As arts and cultural organizations across the state and country shutter, and reorganize funding priorities, the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is working to ensure that the department is able to help ease the burden of the pandemic on the arts and cultural community by offering small micro-grants,” officials shared.

The Cultural Funding Program of MCAD is utilizing the Individual Operations Support Program (IOSP) to support the stability of the arts and cultural sector in El Paso disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Officials add that, before applying, all applicants must attend a mandatory online orientation on Microsoft Teams at 6 p.m. on March 11.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds for the program are exhausted. Artists interested in applying may do so by visiting this website.

Information on the temporary funding is available by calling (915) 212-1770. To learn more about the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department visit the MCAD website.

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