COVID-19 AND THE ARTS
At the Department of Arts & Culture, we understand the significant impact COVID-19 has on every corner of San Antonio, including our arts community. These changes have been devastating to the organizations, people and supporters that make our City come alive through art. As we all work together to keep ourselves, loved ones and community safe, we are working to ensure artists and arts organizations have the resources they need to help during this unprecedented time.
We have created this quick overview of resources for the arts that may help guide you during this difficult time. We are also maintaining a running list of resources to provide assistance, guidance and advice in this uncertain time.
DONATE TO THE ARTS
Are you a supporter of the arts looking for a way to contribute? Here are two ways to help today.
Support Arts Organizations
With your support, we can assist San Antonio nonprofit arts agencies in continuing their mission to bring arts and culture to all, even through this crisis. Your donation will be contributed our operational grant program, in turn, directly supporting a diverse portfolio of art organizations working across the City of San Antonio in the production of ongoing, sustainable, high-quality artistic activities.
Support Individual Artists
We partnered with the Luminaria Artist Foundation to create the Corona Arts Relief program, which provides support to individual artists in Bexar County who lost revenue as a result of the national COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the large number of applications, Luminaria Artist Foundation is collecting donations for another round of grants.
ONLINE ARTS EVENTS
There are plenty of ways to experience and create art from home. Use our Events Calendar to find or list online events, workshops, initiatives, etc.
- View Events
- Upload Your Event – Once you create your login, enter your event information and select “Online/Streaming” as the Primary Category type.
The City of San Antonio continues to monitor and provide information on COVID-19. For updates, including City closures and changes to services, please go to the Metropolitan Health District's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.