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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

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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Dialogues

As the designated, nonprofit local arts and culture agency, Houston Arts Alliance provides a public forum for arts and culture issues that our relevant to our community. Throughout the year, Houston Arts Alliance hosts conversations and panel discussions that are free and open to the public. HAA also periodically convenes the arts and culture field for special opportunities important to the sector.

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Research

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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News

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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Arts Project Grant/Outreach


The Arts Project Grant (APG) category supports 501(c)3 arts/cultural nonprofits, groups of fiscally sponsored artists, and university departments in their production of projects that (1) are open to the general public, and (2) contribute to making Houston a more attractive cultural destination for visitors. Types of eligible projects may include a one-time or series of public performances/exhibitions; creation of new works; artist residencies; lecture/demonstrations or workshops; and services to the field. Awards are not intended to provide general operating or year-round support.

The Arts Project Grant Outreach (APGO) category supports both 501(c)3 arts/cultural nonprofits and individual artists in producing and presenting projects—within specified districts of the City of Houston—that (1) are open to the general public and 2) contribute to making Houston a more attractive cultural destination for visitors. Organizations and individual artists are limited to awards of no more than $10,000. 

For more information, email Grants staff at grants@haatx.com.
Organizations approved for a grant will enter into an agreement with Houston Arts Alliance (outlining the activities being supported through grant evaluations and accountability requirements).

 

2017-2018 (FY18) ARTS PROJECT GRANT


Grant Term: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Application Opens: Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Application Closes: Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Reporting and Payment Schedule
Payments: 2 payments of 50/50%

  • Payment 1*: By ACH deposit to grantee, no later than November 1, 2017
  • Final Report Due**: To HAA, no later than Monday, July 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
  • Payment 2: By ACH deposit to grantee, within 30 days after Final Report submission

*Organizations will be eligible for their first payment after an executed signed copy of the grant contract, confirmed insurance, prior fiscal year’s Final Report and required Form 990 documentation have been verified by staff.
**If the Final Report is outstanding and not submitted prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, the final payment may be forfeited.
Please refer to your signed contract for additional grant program details.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

» Download the FY18 APG Guidelines
» Download the FY18 APG Application Workshop Presentation

 

2017-2018 (FY18) ARTS PROJECT GRANT OUTREACH


Grant Term: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Application Opens: Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Application Closes: Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Reporting and Payment Schedule
Payments: 2 payments of 50/50%

  • Payment 1*: By ACH deposit to grantee, no later than November 1, 2017
  • Final Report Due**: To HAA, no later than Monday, July 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
  • Payment 2: By ACH deposit to grantee, within 30 days after Final Report submission

*Organizations will be eligible for their first payment after an executed signed copy of the grant contract, confirmed insurance, prior fiscal year’s Final Report and required Form 990 documentation have been verified by staff.
**If the Final Report is outstanding and not submitted prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, the final payment may be forfeited.
Please refer to your signed contract for additional grant program details.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

» Download the FY18 APGO Guidelines
» Download the FY18 APG Application Workshop Presentation

 

GRANT PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE



Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m.
Houston Arts Alliance, Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway


Are you interested in applying for Arts Project Grant (APG) or Arts Project Grant Outreach (APGO) funding? Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) invites organizations and groups of individuals to attend an open house in anticipation of this year's grant deadline. This is a GREAT opportunity to have one-on-one time with HAA's Grants staff. Have questions? Come get them answered!

Each organization/group will have a 15 minutes time slot to meet with Grants staff.

Registration is required and space is limited!

PLEASE NOTE: Event participation does not guarantee grant award.

 


  

 


2016-2017 (FY17) ARTS PROJECT GRANT

Grant Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Application Opened: Friday, March 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Application Closed: Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

» Download the FY17 APG Guidelines
» Download the FY17 APG Application Workshop Presentation

Reporting and Payment Schedule
Payments: 2 payments of 50/50%

  • Payment 1*: By ACH deposit to grantee, no later than November 1, 2016
  • Final Report Due**: To HAA, no later than Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
  • Payment 2: By ACH deposit to grantee, within 30 days after Final Report submission

*Organizations will be eligible for their first payment after an executed signed copy of the grant contract, confirmed insurance, prior fiscal year’s Final Report and required Form 990 documentation have been verified by staff.
**If the Final Report is outstanding and not submitted prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, the final payment may be forfeited.
Please refer to your signed contract for additional grant program details.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

2016-2017 (FY17) ARTS PROJECT GRANT OUTREACH

Grant Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Application Opened: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Application Closed: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

» Download the FY17 APGO Guidelines

Reporting and Payment Schedule
Payments: 2 payments of 50/50%

  • Payment 1*: By ACH deposit to grantee, no later than November 1, 2016
  • Final Report Due**: To HAA, no later than Monday, October 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
  • Payment 2: By ACH deposit to grantee, within 30 days after Final Report submission

*Organizations will be eligible for their first payment after an executed signed copy of the grant contract, confirmed insurance, prior fiscal year’s Final Report and required Form 990 documentation have been verified by staff.
**If the Final Report is outstanding and not submitted prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, the final payment may be forfeited.
Please refer to your signed contract for additional grant program details.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

2015-2016 (FY16) ARTS PROJECT GRANT

Grant Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Application Opened: Monday, March 16, 2015
Application Closed: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

» Download the FY16 APG Guidelines
» Download the FY16 APG Application Workshop Presentation
» Download the FY16 APG Programming Location Report Form
» Download the FY16 APG Final Report Form

2015-2016 (FY16) ARTS PROJECT GRANT OUTREACH

Grant Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Application Opened: Monday, March 16, 2015
Application Closed: Thursday, April 16, 2015

» Download the FY16 APGO Guidelines
» Download the FY16 APGO Application Workshop Presentation
» Download the FY16 APGO Programming Location Report Form
» Download the FY16 APGO Final Report Form

2014-2015 (FY15) ARTS PROJECT GRANT

Grant Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Application Opened: Friday, March 7, 2014
Application Closed: Friday, April 11, 2014

» Download the FY15 APG Guidelines
» Download the FY15 APG Application Workshop Presentation
» Download the FY15 APG Final Report Form
» Download the FY15 APG Supplemental Materials Form

2014-2015 (FY15) ARTS PROJECT GRANT OUTREACH

Grant Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Application Opened: Friday, March 7, 2014
Application Closed: Friday, April 11, 2014

» Download the FY15 APGO Guidelines
» Download the FY15 APGO Application Workshop Presentation
» Download the FY15 APGO Final Report Form
» Download the FY15 APGO Supplemental Materials Form

2013-2014 (FY14) ARTS PROJECT GRANT

2013-2014 (FY14) ARTS PROJECT GRANT OUTREACH

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