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About Us

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the local nonprofit arts 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, Civic Art + Design initiates, manages and maintains civic 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

The Folklife + Traditional Arts program focuses 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.

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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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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

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Research

Research to inform public policy, education, tourism and business leaders about the benefits of the arts and creative economies.

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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 (HAA) as a donor, member, volunteer or panelist!

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Touring + Neighborhood Arts Program


To assist arts and cultural organizations throughout Harris County, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) offers support through its Touring and Neighborhood Arts Program (TNAP) Grant category. These grants assist 501(c)3 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in providing arts programming—primarily outside the City of Houston—and within Harris County. Funded by Harris County and the Texas Commission on the Arts, TNAP seeks to support the presentation and touring of arts/cultural programs with an emphasis on small and mid-size organizations. Awards are in the maximum amount of $5,000.

For more information, email Grants staff at grants@haatx.com.
Organizations approved for a grant will enter into an agreement with Houston Arts Alliance that outlines the arts activities that will be supported through grant evaluations and accountability requirements.

 


  

 


2015-2016 (FY16) TOURING + NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM GRANT

Grant Term: March 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Application Opened: Friday, December 11, 2015
Application Closed: Monday, January 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

» Download the FY16 TNAP Guidelines
» Download the FY16 TNAP Application Workshop Presentation
» Download the FY16 TNAP Final Report Form
» ​Download the FY16 Programming Location Report Form

2014-2015 (FY15) TOURING + NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM GRANT

Grant Term: March 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015
Application Opened: December 5, 2014
Application Closed: January 6, 2015

» Download the FY15 TNAP Guidelines
» Download the FY15 TNAP Final Report Form

2013-2014 (FY14) TOURING + NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM GRANT

Grant Term: March 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014
Application Opened: November 12, 2013
Application Closed: December 13, 2013

» Download the FY14 TNAP Guidelines
» Download the FY14 TNAP Final Report Form

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