On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) welcomed six-time Tony Award winning actress and singer, Audra McDonald to its annual fundraising dinner, An Intimate Evening with….
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Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and the City of Houston (City) support the community’s desire to place temporary works of art on City property. Each City department has discretion over temporary art within its jurisdiction and sole responsibility to review matters of safety.
At the request of the City department, HAA will serve in an advisory capacity during the review process and recommend pieces for placement on their property.
OFFICES CLOSED: Monday, May 29, 2017
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250
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The Individual Artist Grant Folk Arts Fellowship (IAGFAF) supports master artists in their efforts to preserve an artistic tradition—as a living legacy for their community—by helping them to pass their knowledge and skills on to a qualified and competent apprentice(s). This grant category enables master artists and (where appropriate) apprentices to 1) set aside time for intensive teaching and learning of the tradition and/or 2) purchase materials for the work at hand. Applications for these grants are reviewed by an external, impartial peer review panel and in recognition of exemplary artistic merit within a traditional art form.
Temporary Art Program
Photo: Rainee Arguelle
Public art that is intended to be temporary can take many forms, and the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) Temporary Art Program (TAP) has featured works of art that are presented in public spaces in creative ways. TAP has presented the sculptures of renowned sculptor James Surls on the campus of Rice University. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, was brought to Houston as a part of an international tour. Konstantin Dimopoulos's temporary public art installation The Blue Trees, was a response to the loss of millions of trees during the drought of 2011 and the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Houston-based artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer created What Time Is It?, an installation and musical event that took place at the Market Square clock tower. The Portable On Demand Art (PODA) project was a series featuring the transformation of PODS® Containers into works of art that toured throughout the city.
Currently, Houston Arts Alliance is planning a series of exhibitions of sculptural works on Houston's boulevards and esplanades. This project is a response to increasing demand from local neighborhoods to bring public art to their local communities.