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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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Press Releases

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HOUSTON, TX (December 18, 2015): Deidre Thomas Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council
HOUSTON, TX (December 17, 2015): Winter Celebrations Part Two: Exploring Lunar New Year
HOUSTON, TX (December 15, 2015): HAS, SWA and HAA Announce Major Art Installations at Hobby Airport and New International Concourse
HOUSTON, TX (December 17, 2015): HAA Receives Grant from Houston Endowment in Support of Houston’s Small to Mid-Sized Organizations
HOUSTON, TX (November 25, 2015): HAA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement By Matching Donations for 17 Area Arts Projects
HOUSTON, TX (November 11, 2015): Creative Economy Coalition Co-Founder Leads Panel + Workshop Addressing Houston's Creative Economy
HOUSTON, TX (October 21, 2015): Houston Arts Alliance's Folklife + Traditional Arts Presents Winter Celebrations 
HOUSTON, TX (September 24, 2015): Local Creative Economy Continues To Grow As Creative Workers Become Integral To Businesses Across An Array of Industries
HOUSTON, TX (September 21, 2015): HAA Announces $1.34 Million Exterior Artwork Commission
HOUSTON, TX (September 20, 2015): Folklore Films and Houston Arts Alliance Present Voices of the Spirit: A Visual Poem
HOUSTON, TX (August 3, 2015): New Houston Arts Alliance Grant To Encourage Innovation and Strategic Partnerships
HOUSTON, TX (July 15, 2015): HAA Is One of 69 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Projects Selected Nationwide
HOUSTON, TX (July 1, 2015): Experts on Local Arts Agencies From Across The U.S. Join Houston Arts Alliance For A National Conversation: How Local Arts Communities Organize 
HOUSTON, TX (May 30, 2015): Council Member Larry Green & UP Art Studio Launch “Mini Murals” in City Council District K
HOUSTON, TX (May 5, 2015): Houston Artist Tara Conley Celebrates Houston Police Department’s Community Commitment
HOUSTON, TX (April 8, 2015): Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston Announces “Board Leadership for the Arts” Spring Training Session
HOUSTON, TX (April 8, 2015): Folklife + Traditional Arts in Partnership with Asia Society Texas Center Present Voices of the Spirit V
HOUSTON, TX (March 11, 2015): Director of Hit Television Series Empire and Films Precious and The Butler Comes to Houston for HAA’s Dinner Fundraiser An Intimate Evening with Lee Daniels
HOUSTON, TX (March 2, 2015): Art on the Go: PODS® of Houston joins with Houston Arts Alliance to paint the town
HOUSTON, TX (March 2015): HAA Awards George R. Brown Convention Center Interior Commission Houston Artist Ed Wilson

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