ABOUT This Website
Despite tough lessons learned after Hurricane Harvey, most artists and arts and history organizations in the Houston area are still unprepared for the next disaster. Houston Arts Alliance has committed to helping local artists and nonprofits fix this problem. We’re educating artists and nonprofits on how to become resilient now. Answering questions like: What insurance is important to carry? How do you rearrange your studio or rehearsal space to mitigate hazards? How do you digitize your music or artwork or management so your work is not subject to physical loss? How do you document a thorough inventory so you have a “before” picture in a worst case scenario?
The arts matter. The arts are how we communicate when words fail us. They help us envision a better world. They capture the highs and lows of being human, and in so doing remind us that we are not alone. They are how we celebrate, mourn, grow, reflect, and enjoy. The arts provide comfort in hard times. They are the mark of a great city. We are proud to make sure Houstonians aren’t robbed of these opportunities by preparing for our future, with clear eyes and committed hearts.
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a local arts and culture organization whose principle work is to implement the City of Houston’s vision, values, and goals for its arts grantmaking and civic art investments. HAA’s work is conducted through contracts with the City of Houston, overseen by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. HAA also executes privately funded special projects to meet the needs of the arts community, such as disaster preparation, research on the state of the arts in Houston, and temporary public art projects that energize neighborhoods.
In short, HAA helps artists and arts nonprofits be bold, productive, and strong.