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Hilary Teachout and Terry Teachout.

Emergency Relief Grant for Artists Named for Hilary Teachout

Named for the theatre critic’s late wife, the program will aid visual and performing artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.

NEW YORK CITY: Painter Makoto Fujimura and the International Arts Movement have announced the launch of the Hilary Teachout Grant, an emergency relief grant for performing and other artists whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is named in honor of Hilary Teachout, wife of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout. Hilary died on March 31 after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension .

“Hilary Teachout’s passionate love of all the performing arts was boundless—no audience ever had a more enthusiastic member—and it is deeply gratifying to me to know that this grant will honor her blessed memory,” said Terry Teachout in a statement. “My warmest thanks to all who have made it possible, and my heartfelt congratulations to all who will benefit from it.”

Information on how to make a donation or apply for a grant can be found here; the application form says that one-time grants are currently capped at $500. Patrons who donate $1,000 or more to the grant program will be entered into a lottery for an indigo-ink-and-gold watercolor painting by Fujimura.

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