TELLING OUR STORIES
Houston Arts Alliance
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. But the initiative, which includes our Pre-Incubator, Resident Incubator, Accelerator and Sustainability grants, gives the organizations a solid foundation and smart guidance to face those challenges. That’s the story participating groups told at Telling Our Stories, a series of workshops held March through May.
At these workshops, Resident Incubator, Accelerator and Sustainability grantees spoke about the process of creating and implementing a strategic plan, which gave the organizations focus and enabled them to work toward specific goals. They also spoke about the training they received on everything from budgeting to board development, helping the organizations grow and become fully sustainable long term. Finally, the groups shared their tips for success.
The participating organizations included:
- Houston Boychoir
- Karen Stokes Dance
- Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company
- NobleMotion Dance
- Stark Naked Theatre Company