Arts Connect Houston works to ensure that all students in Houston ISD have access to quality arts education. To support this goal, the Arts Action Fund provides grant-structured funding to schools and Arts and Culture partners via application for in-school arts programming to expand access and support capacity building efforts both in Houston ISD schools and organizations.


The Arts Action Fund supports the creation of an arts ecosystem where schools engage with arts and culture organizations to facilitate in-school arts programming. Specifically, the fund supports in-school arts experiences, arts instruction, arts integration and professional development in creative writing, dance, music, theatre and visual arts. The Arts Action Fund is focused on:


  1. Seed Funding: Individual micro-grants of up to $2,000 per Houston ISD school from an Arts Connect Arts and Culture Partner, can be a digital program in the 2020-21 school year

  2. Innovation in Action: Individual grant of up to $10,000 for partnership with an Arts and Culture Partner and Houston ISD school to create a new, inventive and responsive arts program 

Round One of the Arts Action Fund opens on August 25th and will close on September 25th. Round one grant notification will be made on October 9th. Round Two of the Arts Action Fund will open on October 28th.

Apply today!

The Arts Action Fund is available to all Houston ISD schools and each of our Arts and Culture Partners. This year, the Arts Action Fund will support two funding pathways: Seed Funding and Innovation in Action.


Learn more by reading below! Then apply today!

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Our Arts and Culture Partners will share information on their programs with Houston ISD schools who join us for the virtual event!

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