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Arts & Business Council


The Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston (ABC) creates and expands relationships between nonprofit arts/cultural organizations and the corporate community. Focused on leadership and volunteerism, programs of the ABC build stronger support for the arts and foster a knowledge-sharing culture within the Greater Houston community.

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Civic Art + Design


Houston Arts Alliance’s Civic Art + Design champions projects that transform urban space in order to express and celebrate Houston’s distinctive identity.

 

PORTABLE ON DEMAND ART (PODA 2.0) COMES TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU

Now you can find contemporary art in the most unexpected places across the Houston area—thanks to PODA 2.0! Houston Arts Alliance has partnered with PODS® of Houston, a moving and storage company, for PODA 2.0 from February – May, 2015.

Selected through a competitive process, the PODA 2.0 artists are Elaine Bradford and Emily Link; Brandon Ray and Team Paper Brain (Darwin Arevalo, Rodney Flores, Rob Mozell, Lisa Ray and Janiece Rivas); Thomas Rolls, Jr.; and Troy Stanley. Each artist or artist team received their PODS Container last fall and spent three months in the construction process, based on the original design submitted. Now the individual PODS Containers are traveling to different locations across Greater Houston.

NEW ARTWORKS INSTALLED AT HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SOUTH GESSNER DIVISION

Last month, artist Tara Conley completed an extensive permanent installation of 35 sculptures at the City of Houston Police Department South Gessner Division.

“In learning about the patience, tolerance and vigilance police officers must exercise to do their job well, I was inspired to create sculptures that would transform their workspace in unexpected ways and encourage them in their day to day tasks,” explains artist Tara Conley.

Be on the lookout for announcements regarding the opening celebration for this impressive installation. 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE. 
(IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS!)

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HOUSTON ARTS ALLIANCE IS YOUR LOCAL, PUBLIC-PRIVATE ARTS AGENCY.

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WE CELEBRATE HOUSTON'S DIVERSITY. HEAR FOR YOURSELF AT VOICES OF THE SPIRIT - 4.25.15 & 4.26.15

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WE ANIMATE PUBLIC SPACES WITH ART.

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WE TELL THE STORY OF HOUSTON'S ARTS COMMUNITY.

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WE CONNECT BUSINESSES WITH THE ARTS.

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Folklife + Traditional Arts


The Folklife + Traditional Arts program is focused on promoting and presenting the lively cultural traditions of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area. The program works in the city’s diverse neighborhoods and communities to explore and highlight the contemporary traditions that make Houston one of the most vibrant urban landscapes in the United States.

THE MUSIC OF HOUSTON'S DIVERSE FAITH COMMUNITIES TO RESOUND AT ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER, APRIL 25 & 26

While Houston’s diversity has almost become a cliché, the truth of it could not be more apparent as one drives through the city passing churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and the like. The city’s richness is experienced with a sense of immediacy through these architectural icons, but what is most important is what happens inside them and to whom these places of worship lend a spiritual home. And perhaps the most accessible aspect of the varied faith communities that find a home in these institutions throughout the region is the musical traditions they foster. 

Join Houston Arts Alliance and Asia Society Texas Center for Voices of the Spirit V, a concert of the music tradtions that call Houston home featuring:

  • The Cortez Family
  • Cantor Daniel Mutlu
  • Chandrakantha and David Courtney
  • Danza Chinelos del Estado de Morelos and Banda Viento Morelense de los Hermanos Campos

THE "STORIES OF A WORKFORCE" EXHIBITION CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

The exhibition catalog for Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel is now available for purchase online and at the offices of Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, Texas, 77019, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The purchase price is $25 for copies picked up at the offices of HAA, $30 with shipping.

A LOOK BACK AT "TRANSPORTED + RENEWED"

Houstonians’ love affair with movement, transformation and reinvention was as the heart Transported + Renewed, a bold mix of community-based and contemporary art projects organized by Houston Arts Alliance in collaboration with artists and community partners. From September 1 – November 30, 2014, Houston’s East End, the city’s historic transport hub and neighborhood hugging Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, witnessed an infusion of concerts, performances, visual art installations and more.

Join us in having a look back!

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Grants


Houston Arts Alliance provides grants annually to over 220 arts and cultural organizations and artists through a competitive grant allocation process. As most of our funding comes from the City of Houston Hotel Occupancy Tax, grants are awarded for the encouragement, promotion, improvement and application of the arts to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.

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Programs + Services


Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) 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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Research


Research conducted by Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) informs public policy, education, tourism and business leaders about the benefits of the arts and creative economies.