Texas Arts Advocacy Day 2019, Austin. Photo credit: Matt Stryker

Open Texas


Texas moves to Phase III of reopening

On June 3, Governor Abbott announced Phase III of Texas’ plan to reopen amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Phase III provides long awaited new protocols for performing arts venues, outdoor events, and media production, as well as revised protocols for museums, libraries, and youth day camps.

Read the full guidelines here.

Read the governor’s proclamation here.


Resources for Reopening the Arts in Texas


Performing Arts: 

Event Safety:

General Aid:


Americans for the Arts has many great resources, including Arts and Culture Sector Can Prepare for the Coronavirus in the United States. It provides sound advice to arts organizations on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Americans for the Arts has also launched a Response and Resource Center that provides crucial information for the arts sector in real time while we all continue to carefully monitor the situation.

Access the Dashboard to see state-by-state data. 

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