Jamail Innovation Grant
Houston is a city known for its innovations in science, engineering and medicine. Houston is also known for its strong and vibrant arts and cultural community. With innovation at the core of many industries in the region, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) recognizes the importance of investing in arts organizations’ exploration of new artistic and administrative approaches to their work. The Jamail Innovation Grant is specifically designed to encourage organizations to do what they do best: problem‐solve. This grant program provides funding for organizations to take risks and implement innovative ideas that they may otherwise have never come to fruition.
The Jamail Innovation Grant invests in strategic partnerships between arts and cultural organizations and others—both inside and outside the cultural sector—to develop and implement new strategies that will potentially lead to long-term organizational change. Projects address complex challenges by departing from traditional practices, yet still align with the mission and vision of the organization.
To apply for the funding, organizations must be current recipients of General Operating Support (GOS), General Operating Support Expansion (GOSE) or Resident Incubator awards and have cash revenues of $50,000 or more. Grant awards for projects over one or two years will be up to $25,000 annually ($50,000 over two years), based on the size of the applying organization’s budget.
For more information, contact Amy Gibbs at 713.527.9330 ex. 122 or email@example.com.
Organizations approved for a grant will enter into an agreement with Houston Arts Alliance (outlining the activities being supported through grant evaluations and accountability requirements).
Grant Term: Friday, April 1, 2016 - Friday, March 31, 2017
Application Opened: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Application Closed: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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