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About Us

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the local nonprofit arts and culture agency that enhances the city’s quality of life through advancing and investing in the arts and diverse cultural programming. The work of HAA encourages Houston’s development and shapes its global reputation by fostering tourism and supporting and promoting the city’s creative economy.

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Public Art

Creating public spaces for civic and cultural use requires artists, designers, architects, and the community to collaborate. By actively fostering these partnerships, both public and private, HAA’s Civic Art + Design program initiates, manages, and maintains public artworks throughout Houston. It serves a vital role as catalyst for change that generates a culturally relevant and rich environment for residents and visitors alike.

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Folklife + Civic Engagement

Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Civic Engagement program identifies and honors the artistic and cultural traditions of the city’s tremendously diverse and various communities and works to address the needs of all residents through engagement, citizen-driven initiatives, and equitable community outcomes. The Folklife program has been in existence since 2010. The addition of Civic Engagement to its portfolio was enacted through an HAA bylaws change in 2016.

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Grants are a fundamental means of promoting excellence in the creative sector. On behalf of the City of Houston, HAA awards approximately 225 grants annually to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists through a competitive grant allocation process.

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Capacity Building

Houston Arts Alliance provides voice and leadership through its support of arts organizations and individual artists with programs and services that help build and foster a vibrant and creative community—these programs and services help to ensure that the arts professionals’ creative contributions remain a vital part of community life across Houston and the region.

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Houston Arts Alliance continues to play an important role in arts and culture research projects, initiating and participating in studies that demonstrate the far-reaching impact of arts and culture on our economy and quality of life.

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Get Involved

Looking for a way to lend a hand? Investing in the arts and culture is an investment in the quality of life for all Houstonians. Join Houston Arts Alliance as a donor, member or volunteer!

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Houston Arts Alliance utilizes different vehicles to communicate with it diverse audiences, ranging from the city’s arts and culture community to residents to tourists. Find out more about HAA’s electronic newsletters and connect with us through social media. Our online Press Room provides resources for members of the media.

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Chief Operating Officer

Dean McGee
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As the Chief Operating Officer for Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), Mr. McGee works closely with the President + CEO to manage and develop both internal agency processes and infrastructure. Mr. McGee oversees HAA’s finances, human resources and operations; HAA’s full-time staff members; and works directly with HAA’s board committees to effectively execute, audit, finance and develop the organization. Mr. McGee is also a member of HAA’s Business Volunteers for the Arts® program.

From 2006-2013 and prior to joining HAA, Mr. McGee served as a Managing Member of Houston-based ADSS Global. In his position, Mr. McGee provided technical consultancy—for design implementation and training of financial accounting software systems—primarily to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Mr. McGee additionally served as an interim CFO, offering controller support services for organizations such as HAA, Houston Center for Independent Living and Brazos Valley United Way).

Mr. McGee held the position of Director of Finance and Administration at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, between 1996-2000, in Bryan, TX; Senior System Consultant at Sage Nonprofit Software (formerly Micro Information Productions, Inc.), from 1990-1996, in Austin, TX; and Associate Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand Public Accountants, between 1988-1990, in Austin, TX.

Mr. McGee is a Texas Certified Public Accountant and holds both a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.



Dominique Davison
Administrative + Special Projects Coordinator / / 713.527.9330 x 399

June O'Neill
Administrative + Special Projects Manager / 713.527.9330 x 127

Vicki Rosborough
Finance Manager / 713.527.9330 x 116

Mary Shropshire
Staff Accountant / 713.527.9330 x 110

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