Grants Programs

FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

One-time, $2,000 relief grants for contemporary and experimental artists whose performances or exhibitions have been unexpectedly canceled or indefinitely postponed due to the pandemic.

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Two barefooted performers clad in black and connected through red ropes that tangle on their bodies, take different poses on the corner of a black wall with inscriptions on its surface.

Antonius Bui received a COVID-19 Fund grant when their scheduled performances at Rice University's Chao Center for Asian Studies were canceled.

Emergency Grants

Urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have last-minute opportunities or unexpected budget shortfalls related to public presentations of their work.

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Ogemdi Ude, a performer dressed in a white jumpsuit stands sideways to the viewer looking upwards in the middle of a pink and blue illuminated stage. Behind Ude a video still collage of the same two figures in various angles is projected.

Ogemdi Ude, performance still from Emergency Grants-supported SOMA in the Spring Movement Festival at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, 2019. Photo by Kathryn Butler.