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.
Our mission is to ensure equity of arts education and creative learning for Houston public school students.
Our vision is that every student in Houston will thrive by engaging in a complete education that includes the arts.
Arts Connect’s history began in 2013 with the launch of a multi-sector collective impact pilot program.
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.
CITY OF HOUSTON
Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
ARTS & CULTURE AGENCIES
Texas Cultural Trust
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston Endowment, Inc.
The Powell Foundation
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Aperio, Music of the Americas
Art League Houston
Arte Publico Press
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Da Camera of Houston
The Ensemble Theatre
Express Children’s Theatre
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Houston Center for Photography
Houston Chamber Choir
Houston Children’s Chorus
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Youth Symphony
Main Street Theater
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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