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About HAA

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a public-private initiative that invests in Houston’s arts and cultural sector, advances Houston’s reputation as an arts and culture destination, and works to elevate the quality of life for all Houstonians through arts and culture.

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Get Involved

Looking for a way to lend a hand in Houston's arts and cultural community? There are many ways to champion the arts by way of Houston's local, public-private arts agency!

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Public Engagement

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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

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 + Traditional Arts

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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Programs + Services

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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Research

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

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Volunteer


Looking for a way to lend a hand in Houston's arts and cultural community? There are many ways to become involved.

 


Volunteer
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) volunteers assist in event production, special projects, art making, and public engagement at art fairs/seasonal festivals. Ready to volunteer? Below are our current opportunities.

» HELP SURVEY HOUSTON'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE ARTS!

Curious to know how you can contribute to Houston’s local arts agency? Sign up for notifications on upcoming volunteer opportunities. Questions? Catherine Gonzalez at catherine@haatx.com or 713.581.6133 for more information.

 


Business Volunteers for the Arts®
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) is a pro bono consulting program that connects skilled business professionals with nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in need of high-level business assistance.

 


Become a Civic Art or Grants Panelist
Applicants should have a broad range of experiences, expertise and/or management qualifications in the arts.


 

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