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Big Medium launches $30,000 artist relief fund

Betelhem Makonnen
Betelhem Makonnen, "Untitled (anti-productivity oexercises or moving time and space), 25:40 minutes, 2020. Installation of video with sound, monitor, rocks, gold shadow. From the exhibition "Rock Standard Time (RST)" at Big Medium. Courtesy Big Medium and the artist.

Big Medium has announced a $30,000 temporary relief fund to support the needs of Austin artists who have been affected by the economic fallout due to postponed or cancelled arts-related events, loss of arts-related work, or loss of supplemental income.

One-time unrestricted grants of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 will be distributed to artists based on self-identified financial need, with multiple rounds of applications contingent upon available funds.

Applications for the first round of funding will be accepted from June 1 through 15 and are subject to approval and availability of funds. Applications can be found here:

bigmedium.submittable.com/submit

Big Medium secured funding through Austin Community Foundation’s Stand With Austin effort and The MAW Gallery and is currently seeking additional support. Individuals and organizations are invited to donate so that grants can be provided to a greater number of artists in need. Gifts made to the fund are fully tax‑deductible.