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

Open Texas


Texas Businesses May Operate Up to 75% Capacity, Effective October 14th

Following an October 7th update which include provisions for the reopening of bars up to 50% capacity, on October 13th Governor Abbott released guidelines for business wishing to open up to 75% capacity, including provisions and check lists for: event organizers, amusement parks, fine arts performance halls, movie theaters, and museums and libraries, to name a few.

Read the full guidelines 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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