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Arts Connect is a collective impact initiative that unites Houston ISD, local arts & culture organizations, funders and the community.


We share a vision to realize the tremendous potential of every student by ensuring the arts as essential to a complete education, recognizing that when students prosper, our community thrives.


Arts Connect unites the Greater Houston community to ensure access to high-quality arts education in creative writing, dance, music, theater and the visual arts for every student, beginning with the Houston ISD.


We accomplish our mission through:

  • Collecting Actionable Data

  • Driving Advocacy

  • Building Capacity

  • Unlocking New Investments

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As a nation, we are close to reaching a collective understanding that all students benefit from the opportunity to learn and experience the arts. Yet, at the same time we celebrate the arts for the value that they add to learning and to life, the study of art is quietly disappearing from our schools due to shifting priorities and budget cuts.


The 2019-2020 Arts Connect Fund is now closed!

Every child deserves a complete education. A complete education includes the arts.

- Debbie McNulty, Director, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs


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