Arts council: Grants up to $5,000 available to Montgomery County for local teachers, artists

A new arts grant is named for the late David Gottlieb, pictured here with his wife, Brenda, at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival’s Art Dash Party in 2016. (Courtesy The Woodlands Arts Council)
A new arts grant is named for the late David Gottlieb, pictured here with his wife, Brenda, at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival’s Art Dash Party in 2016. (Courtesy The Woodlands Arts Council)

A new arts grant is named for the late David Gottlieb, pictured here with his wife, Brenda, at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival’s Art Dash Party in 2016. (Courtesy The Woodlands Arts Council)

The Woodlands Arts Council on Oct. 6 announced the availability of two new community arts grants in Montgomery County. The grants range from $250 to $5,000 per project.

The first new grant, the Dr. David Gottlieb Education Microgrant, is aimed at public and private school visual and performing arts teachers as well as arts-related nonprofits in the county, according to a news release.

Gottlieb's wife, Brenda, a former board member of The Woodlands Arts Council, said the grant recognizes the value her late husband placed on art in the community.

“My late husband, David, shared my passion for the arts and was a strong advocate of supporting the arts in our local community,” Brenda Gottlieb said. “As a founding member of The Woodlands Arts Council, David believed in the essential value of our art educators and the power of the arts to effectuate communication creatively and connect people of all backgrounds.”

Applicants for the Gottlieb grant must be: an employee or representative of a public or private school or nonprofit; an educator or staff member responsible for teaching or counseling students or participants in the arts; in charge of creating lessons plans; or an employee or representative of an arts-related nonprofit.


Another program, the Artist Microgrant is intended for individual artists who are: age 18 or older; a resident of Montgomery County or seeking a grant for a project intended for residents of Montgomery County; and an artist working in the visual or performing arts. The grant is intended for projects that engage students or underserved adults.

According to a news release, applications for the grants are due Nov. 5, and information about applying can be found at www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org/p/programs/microgrants.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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