Interview with ATX Music Office Manager Erica Shamaly About the City of Austin’s New Disaster Relief Grant Programs For Artists
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the TMO released the debut episode of the Texas Music Mixtape, a program featuring Texas music news, interviews, and music. Featured here are the first 20 minutes of the program, including an interview with the City of Austin's Music & Entertainment Division Manager Erica Shamaly (pictured right). Erica talks with Texas Music Office Marketing & Communications Specialist Marc Fort about the City of Austin's new grant programs:
1. Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund: $1.5 million will provide $1,000 grants to the city's most vulnerable musicians for their immediate emergency needs. Applications will be accepted starting June 8 at 10 a.m. through June 12 at 5 p.m.
2. Austin Creative Space Disaster Relief Program: $1 million will provide grants up to $50,000 to organizations and independent artists facing displacement and difficulty paying rent for their commercial creative spaces. Applications will be accepted starting May 17 at 1 p.m. through June 17 at 5 p.m.