“What is public art?” I hear the question often, usually right after I tell someone of my internship at an arts and culture organization.
We are pleased to announce our 2016-2017 (FY17) Arts Project Grant recipients! This year’s funding will support 20 arts and culture organizations, university programs, and community and cultural centers in the total amount of $192,500.
Ever wanted to put a Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) name to a face? In this series, we introduce you to our staff, providing a little insight into who they are, and diving into what it is they do. We hope you’ll get to know us! This month the spotlight is on Deidre Thomas.
It’s Flag Day! Every year, we take June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag by the 1777 Second Continental Congress. Although Flag Day is perhaps not the rowdiest of our patriotic holidays, it nevertheless recognizes an important symbolic moment in American history—a step in fashioning our national identity.
Ever wanted to put a Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) name to a face? Every month we feature a different member of our staff, providing a little insight into who they are and what they do.
This month the spotlight is on Angel Quesada.
The nonprofit arts and culture organizations who participate in Houston Arts Alliance’s Capacity Building Initiative—organizations that range from emerging to well established—have faced many challenges as they grow.
Who would have known? Who would have predicted? Yes, Houston is the biggest urban area straddling Hurricane Alley. Yes, we are just 50 miles inland from Galveston, site of the most significant natural disaster to occur in the U.S. ever. Yes, there was Carla and Allison and Katrina and Rita and Ike. Yes, the Memorial Day floods of 2015 were less than a year in the haunting past.
As summer beings to roll in, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is rolling out our new series of blog posts highlighting works in the City of Houston's Art Collection. HAA's Civic Art + Design department is conversing, deliberating, and filtering through our records to bring you some old and (hopefully) new favorite public artworks to revisit or discover.
As I have written before, Hurricane Katrina is the reason I now live in Houston. However, I did not flee from the path of the hurricane itself, I came instead to work alongside Katrina survivors and my colleague, Carl Lindahl at the University of Houston, to orchestrate the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it.