THE LIVELIHOOD OF RISING ARTISTS & CREATIVES

We deeply respect and support working artists and creatives determined to make a living at their craft.


COMMUNITY

We believe that by cultivating a community, we can enhance the social capital for
creatives and amplify a resonant collective voice that helps us all be seen & heard.


MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

We continually work to facilitate opportunities, enabling ideas
to come to fruition.


GRIT

We admire grit, whether it’s the determination & fearlessness that comes with being working artists and entrepreneurs or the slightly unpolished, unexpected, underground nature of the Washington Avenue Arts District and other artistic communities in Houston.


HOUSTON’S CREATIVE ECONOMY

Our creative economy is thriving. We seek to enhance the creative landscape by championing artists and building creative commonplace, where artists can
connect with each other, audiences, and buyers.


OPENNESS & ACCESSIBILITY

We a don’t have “a type”. Our stakeholders and audiences come form different cultures, neighborhoods, and creative disciplines, what they have in common is ingenuity and openness to new, unexpected experiences.


LIFELONG LEARNING

We believe that we should never be done learning, listening, and responding to the world around us.