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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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power2give.org


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power2give.org, Houston’s funding platform for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, empowers you to crowdfund for creative projects. Invite donors to contribute directly to the programs that are most engaging and captivating to them!

For more information, contact ​Gulara Alakbarova at 713.527.9330 ex. 117 or gulara@haatx.com.

 

POST A PROJECT


  • Nonprofit 501(c)3 arts and cultural organizations in existence for a minimum of one year (at the time of power2give.org posting) are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible nonprofits must be located within the 12 county Greater Houston area, including: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Matagorda, Montgomery, Liberty, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties.
  • power2give.org projects may request up to $10,000 per posting; nonprofits may post up to three projects at a time.
  • power2give.org projects may fundraise for up to 90 days, retaining all funds and/or matching funds collected up to $10,000.

 

BROWSE PROJECTS


Have a look at Greater Houston's current projects and make a gift today!


Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) operates and maintains the Houston section of the power2give.org website and collects donations directly from donors. From the gross revenues processed through power2give.org / Houston, 3.75% of each donation is paid to Arts and Science Council — Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. as royalties for the use of software and intellectual property, and 3.25% of each donation is collected by HAA to cover its costs to administer the program locally.

 

NONPROFIT RESOURCES


PROJECT POSTING BASICS

This previously recorded webinar covers the basics of how to set up a power2give.org account, post a project and promote yourself on the site. 

» Download the presentation

MARKETING TOOLKIT

Below you can find the Houston power2give.org Marketing Toolkit, inclusive of best practices, tips and instructions to help you get your project funded!

» Download the complete Marketing Toolkit
» Startup Guide
» Promoting Your Project

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