• If I have lived in Houston for over 2 years and recently moved (5 months ago) to a county outside of Houston, would I still qualify? Or do I have to currently be living in Houston?
  • I live in Fort Bend County, can I apply?
  • I have a long history of work in the Houston area, but I am currently pursuing an advanced degree outside the 9-county region. I intend to return.

The BIPOC Arts Network and Fund prioritizes  artists and organizations who have demonstrated a long-term investment in this city and the thriving of our communities. 

The artist award is intended for current residents of the Houston area, and the 9-county region must currently be the primary focus of their service and support. The residency requirement must be both current and continuous for a minimum of two years.

The 9-county Greater Houston Region includes:

  • Austin County
  • Brazoria County
  • Chambers County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Galveston County
  • Harris County
  • Liberty County
  • Montgomery County
  • Waller Counties