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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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Do you consider yourself objective and knowledgable in the arts, cultural or creative fields? Are you interested in serving your community? Consider applying to serve as a panelist!

Past Grants Panelists

2016-2017 (FY17)

Dina Alsowayel
Brendon Anthony
Rachelle Aspan
Estevan Azcona 
Chree Boydstun
Joseph Campana 
Mauricio Campos
Mark Cervenka 
Ryan Dennis
Nicholas Dragga
Zenetta S. Drew
Raul Edwards
Fleurette S. Fernando
Richard Ford  
Kenneth Gayle
Christina Gorczynski
Tommy Gregory 
Marlon Hall 
Lydia Hance
Walter Hull 
Kelly Hunter
Lacy Johnson
Bonna Kol
Richard Lavenda
Apama MacKey 
Erin McClarty
Maria McGreger
Mitch Menchaca
Debbie Moffett
Colleen Morimoto
Carole Nelson 
Adam Noble 
Michael Pearson
Colleen Reilly
Rebecca Rodriguez
Maura Sheffler
Armando Silva
Jacob Sinatra
Kade Smith 
Kimberly Sparrow
Sally Spout 
Diane Syrcle
Encarnación M. Teruel
Gabriella Ventura 
Dianne K.Webb
Joseph Wilson
Gwendolyn Zepeda

2015-2016 (FY16)

Stephen Abrams Harrison
Carmen Abrego
Nic Allen
Jennie Ash
Heather Barfield
Beryl Basham
Sandra Bernhard
Leo Boucher
Shannon Buggs
Roberta Burroughs
Jaime Castillo
Elisbeth Challener
Rachel Cook
Janette Cosley
Andrew Edmonson
Karen L. Farber
Karen Gahl-Mills
Elijah Gibson
Leamon Green
Mark Greenfield
Michael Guidry
Marlon Hall
Tracie Hall
Stephan Hillerbrand
Jon Hinojosa 
Dr. Linda Ho Peche 
Diane Jemison-Pollard 
Ashley Johnson
G. Ashley Johnson
Dwayne Jones
Autumn Knight 
David Lake
Alecia Lawyer
Andrea Lazar
Charlton Lewis 
Elizabeth Love
Deborah Lugo
Marian Luntz
Tahirah Mahan Thomas
Mary Manning
Erin McClarty
Ayanna McCloud
Rick Mitchell
Debbie Moffatt
Dennis Nance
Joel Pagan
Jim Parsons
Michael Pearson
Sina Raouf
Colleen Reilly
Rebecca Rodriguez
David S. Rubin
Ann Shaw
Linda Shearer
Armando Silva
Thaddeus Squire
Kim Stolis
Chatwara Suwannamai Duran
Sarah Tanguy
Giuseppe Taurino
Neville Vahkaria
Alison Weaver
Dianne K. Webb
Roger Wood
Shizu Yasuda

2014-2015 (FY15)

Reginald C. Adams
Miah Arnold
Estevan Azcona, Ph. D
Diane Barber
Kenneth Barrett
Beryl Basham
Mauricio Campos
Mark Cervanka
Elisbeth Challener
Midge Claiborne
Dominic Clay
Sara Draper
Shannon Emmerick
Julie Farr
Kinga Ferguson
Randall Flinn
Eugene Foney
Todd Frazier
Terri Golas
Linda Ho Peche, Ph. D
Andrew Huang
Jo Ellen Hubert
Walter Hull
Christine Jelson West
Sara Kellner
Carl Lindhal, Ph. D
Marian Luntz
Noe Marmolejo
Erin McClarty
William Monroe
Meg Naumann
Carole Nelson
Kyle Olson
Sandra Organ Solis
Michael Remson
Monica Rhodes
Rebecca Rodriguez
Hossein Rokhsari
Nicole Romano
Kristian Salinas
Linda Shearer
Kurt Stallmann
Giuseppe Taurino
Becky Tobin
Toni Valle
Katherine Veneman
Sixto Wagan
Woody Witt
Janie Yao

2013-2014 (FY14)

Beryl Basham
Leo Boucher
Mark Cervenka
Janette Cosley
Megan Crigger
Raul Edwards
Julie Farr
Fleurette Fernando
Christina Gianelli
Michael Guidry
Harrison Guy
Amy Hertz
Willard Holmes
Peter Hyland
Angela Johnson
Mat Johnson
Diem Jones
Sara Kellner
Carl Lindahl
Sarah Loudermilk
Mary Magsmen
Mary Mettenbrink
Chike Nwoffiah
Anne Olson
Michael Peranteau
Robin Reagler
Stephanie Saint Sanchez
Cissy Segall Davis
Michelle Smith
Laura Spector
David Lee Spradley
Kim Stoilis
Anthony Thompson Shumate
Kelli Vance
Alicia Viera
Nyala Wright
Horace Young
Jack Young
Kyle Young

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