capacity building

Arts Connect Houston is committed to creating and supporting spaces for shared learning and collective advancement.

As defined by the United Nations, capacity building is "developing and
strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources
that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive."

Arts Connect Houston's capacity building efforts are designed to create and help support a robust community of shared learning opportunities to strengthen all stakeholders within the Houston arts education ecosystem. By highlighting the various expertise and experiences of collective members and other leaders in arts education and supporting fields, we engage in communal opportunities for connection and growth.


Below, please find information regarding upcoming Arts Connect Houston events.

Please note: some events are exclusive to Arts and Culture Partners.


We invite interested organizations to join us for a virtual New Partner Orientation on Monday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m. CST. During the New Partner Orientation, interested organizations will hear from our current Arts and Culture Partners about their experience as members of the collective. Arts Connect Houston staff will also walk interested organizations through what is necessary to become an Arts and Culture Partner, the benefits organizations will receive, and more.

RSVP required by close of business Nov. 11th. 


In Partnership with Houston

ISD Fine Arts Department 

In its initial pilot, the CSI will bring together a group of 5 elementary schools to focus on principal leadership and planning, teacher training in foundational arts integration strategies, and the creation of an innovative group project designed to facilitate campus’ continuous commitment to growth in the arts.


Funded by The Powell Foundation and HEB