INSPIRING CREATIVE MINDS THROUGH COLLECTIVE IMPACT

Arts Connect partners include Houston ISD, over 30 local arts organizations, funders and community leaders, and is a supported organization of the Greater Houston Community Foundation. This citywide coalition strives to collectively facilitate strategic alignment and opportunities in order to build systemic capacity to expand access to high-quality, high-impact arts education for students.

Mission

Our mission is to ensure equity of arts education and creative learning for Houston public school students.

Vision

Our vision is that every student in Houston will thrive by engaging in a complete education that includes the arts.

 HISTORY

Arts Connect’s history began in 2013 with the launch of a multi-sector collective impact pilot program.

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PARTNERS

After its successful pilot years, partners followed the natural evolution of this initiative and in February 2018 established an autonomous collective impact effort to accelerate our work.

Arts Connect emerges presently as an entirely collective effort capable of achieving systemic change to bridge the gap in arts access equity.

PARTNERS

DISTRICT

Houston ISD

CITY OF HOUSTON

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

 

ARTS & CULTURE AGENCIES

Texas Cultural Trust

Houston Arts Alliance

 

FUNDERS

Houston Endowment, Inc.

The Powell Foundation

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION

Greater Houston Community Foundation

ARTS PARTNERS

AFA

Alley Theatre

Aperio, Music of the Americas

Ars Lyrica

Art League Houston

Arte Publico Press

City ArtWorks

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Da Camera of Houston

The Ensemble Theatre

Express Children’s Theatre

FotoFest Inc.

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Houston Ballet

Houston Center for Photography

Houston Chamber Choir

Houston Children’s Chorus

Houston Grand Opera

Houston Symphony

Houston Youth Symphony

Main Street Theater

MECA

Mercury

METdance

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Musiqa

Nameless Sound

Prelude Music Foundation

Society for the Performing Arts

Take the Stage

Texan French Alliance for the Arts

Theatre Under the Stars

Writers in the Schools

Image via Express Children's Theatre

Houston

ISD

FUNDERS

COMMUNITY

LEADERS

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