“As we work together toward strong families and communities, artists and the cultural sector continue to support the economy, our mental health and bring joy,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
When it launched in 2017, LCH was designed to support innovative and public-facing ideas that pushed the boundaries of artistic and cultural practice. In response to the impact of COVID-19, LCH adapted its focus to meet the needs of a rapidly and inevitably digitized climate. Inspired by digital activations across the country, LCH Digital provides up to $2,500 grants to support individual artists, organizations and collectives offering innovative artistic programming in the digital sphere.
“We congratulate all award recipients as they embark on their projects,” said Debbie McNulty, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our creative community continues to inspire and highlight its essential role in our daily lives.”
This round’s recipients proposed digital curation, live-stream events, and content re-sharing for viewers not only throughout the city of Houston, but across the globe, between May 1 and July 31. Several projects showcase Houston’s diversity by mapping the city’s murals, or compiling voices and videos from the public into larger works of art. Other projects livestream performances that give audience members creative influence over their content.
The projects receiving support:
- “The Intimacy of Latitudes and Longitudes” by Adam Castaneda
June 15 – July 19, @adamluis_houston
- “Cone Man Capers” by Cone Man Running Productions
July 24 – August 14, @conemanrunningprod
- “Dance Houston Master Class Series” by Dance Houston
July 18 & 19, 2020, 12 - 6 PM CDT, @dancehouston
- “En Su Casa: A Family Film Festival and Competition” by TEATRX - A Latinx Theatre Company
June 1 – July 25, @teatrx
2018 Film Selections for La Vida Es Cortos/Life is Shorts by TEATRX
- “Houston Mural Map” by Elia Quiles
Beginning July 6, @upartstudio
- “Live-stream Rent Strike, Workshop Performance” by Cressandra Thibodeaux,
- “Livestreamed and Online Classes in the Arts” by The Jung Center
May 8 – May 29, @junghouston
- “On Collaboration & Solidarity: Series of Conversations, Screenings and Table-Reading” by Qais Assali
July 1 – July 22, @qaisassali
- “Operas Online” by Musiqa
May 16, May 23, @musiqahouston
- “Raas: Tapestry of Love” by Silambam Houston
Available May 30, @silambamhouston
- "A Counting (Houston)" by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Beginning July 1, @camhouston
- “The Immigrant American Folk Music Project” by Addison Freeman
June 18 – July 17, @amandinapascali
- Word Bank by Sarah Sudhoff
Beginning July 20, @sarahsudhoff
MOCA congratulates all award recipients as they embark on their projects and thanks them for their dedication to the arts and cultural vitality of Houston.
To find and share Houston’s digital events and cultural programming with friends far and wide, visit the Cultural Events Calendar.
To learn more about the LCH Digital Grant Program, visit https://www.