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2023 BANF Artist Awards

Please read eligibility requirements and guidelines. Apply through our online application portal.

2023 BANF Artist Awards

The 2023 BANF Artist Awards is a initiative that will provide a one-time investment of up to $20,000 each to 50 artists who are members of Greater Houston’s Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and/or other community of color (BIPOC).

These awards are an investment in the artists and their commitment to Houston’s communities of color.

BANF Grantee: The Locas

Who Can Apply?

Please make sure you read the grant guidelines and application worksheet before submitting your application

Self-identify as a member of a BIPOC community

Have an operating residence and serve in the 9-County Region of Greater Houston for the past 24 months1

1Eligible counties:
Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties

Be at least 21 years old

Grantee Guidelines
Application Worksheet

Apply to the 2023 BANF Artist Awards

Please make sure you read the grant guidelines and application worksheet before submitting your application

For further questions please visit our FAQ section

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Upcoming Events

Latino Artist Cram For the Exam

  • BANF individual artists info and application help session. English & Spanish
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 18, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Applicant Support
  • MECA. Register for the event here.

Applicant Help Session

  • Friday, February 10, 6 – 7:15 p.m.
  • The Ensemble Theatre
  • More details and registration link forthcoming. Check back!

Sign up for virtual, 15-minute one-on-one virtual help sessions here.

  • One-on-one sessions are available until February 12.
  • Register at least one day before your session.
  • You will receive a Zoom link to speak to a BANF community consultant or staff member.
  • Prepare for your session by focusing on a topic or question to talk about.
  • You will be asked to share what that specific topic is when you sign up.


Video Sessions

Application Process and Eligibility
Guidelines Session

2023 Artist Awards - Application
Info Session

Sesión informativa
para Aplicación
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