Meeting

Community Collaboration Project (For The General Public)


Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Stages Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101. 

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is pleased to announce the next steps in the implementation of Houston’s Arts + Cultural Plan. HAA has been working closely with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and cultural planning expert, Margie Johnson Reese of MJR Partners, to create grants services that are more flexible and responsive to your needs.

Your ideas and recommendations in this phase are critical to Advancing Houston’s Arts + Cultural Plan.

Please join HAA grants staff, artists, arts leaders, other grantees, and consultant, Margie Johnson Reese of MJR Partners for a series of conversations.

The purpose of these meetings is three-fold:
- To learn about the challenges and opportunities that you experience in accessing HAA’s grant programs
- To hear your ideas for broadening HAA’s programs and services for artists, arts education providers, arts organizations, and non-arts organizations providing arts programming.
- To ask your advice on how best to reach a broader and more diverse cross-section of our community using the arts as a catalyst for collaboration and cultural exchange.

We recognize that there have been many conversations over the past two years about local support for the arts and artists in Houston. Our goal is to ensure that Advancing Houston’s Arts + Cultural Plan is launched in 2017 with practical measures and actions for success.

For more immediate information regarding HAA or the purpose of these important meetings, please do not hesitate to contact HAA at grants@haatx.com or 713.527.9330.

When:
Apr 12, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:30 am to 11:00 am
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2nd Mondays: Cocktails and Chitchat


Join Dance Houston and Dance Source Houston for our monthly Houston dance community meeting (every second Monday of the month). To accommodate everyone's busy schedules we've decided to alternate between mornings (coffee and chitchat) and evenings (cocktails and chitchat) each month. 

Bring flyers, news, opportunities, questions, whatever! Hope to see you there!
When:
Apr 10, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Artist Town Hall - Presented by Art Takes Action Houston


Art Takes Action Houston invites you to an Artist Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 3rd to propose and initiate purposeful, creative political action (with music, food and beer) alongside fellow members of the arts community. 

Participate at your comfort level in a guided public forum that will pinpoint specific issues important to our artistic community and spark creative strategies.

We encourage all interested parties to attend and discuss the future of art and politics in Houston. Including but not limited to: musicians and sound artists, visual artists, dancers and choreographers, curators and gallerists, directors and designers, writers, poets, actors, performers, filmmakers, makers of all kinds, arts administrators and producers, board members, production crews, interns, provocateurs, and enablers.

All are invited to a Town Hall:
6:30-9:00 pm, Monday, April 3, 2017
Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama Street
Reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite

Organized by Arts Take Action Houston (ATAH), an informal coalition of artists and arts activists working to inspire our arts communities toward creative, productive political actions.
When:
Apr 3, 2017
Cost:
Free; RSVP
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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WiVLA Meeting: Circle of Five


Come join us for WiVLA's beloved themed meeting, Circle of Five, this February. Members and non-members are welcome to this inspiring event. Bring a small sample of your work, written or visual, musical or movement, and share it within a small group of five. It’s a wonderful way to meet new friends, learn more about each other, and be inspired by creativity. If you do not have any creative work to share, come anyway and see what WiVLA is all about! Sitting in Archway’s art-filled space will only add to your inspiration. If you wish to bring a bottle of wine or a light snack, it would be appreciated. If you are curious about WiVLA and are considering joining, this is a great meeting to get introduced with!

When:
Feb 21, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:

Free Legal Clinic for artists


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 
6:30-8:00pm
@ Fresh Arts (1502 Sawyer St #103)
FREE with Registration

Texas Accountants and Lawyers in the Arts (TALA), in partnership with Fresh Arts, will offer a free legal clinic for artists and arts-related nonprofit organizations who meet income eligibility guidelines and have legal questions related to the creative sector.

Musicians, artists, and representatives of arts nonprofit organizations will be provided up to 30 minutes consultation with a legal professional. This one-on-one legal clinic will give participants the opportunity to gain valuable advice on music and art related issues. All disciplines are welcome to participate; however, legal issues and questions must be related to work in the creative fields.

Consultation spots are limited. Clinic registration will close when all appointment times are filled. Please pre-register for the clinic by submitting the questionnaire below to ensure proper attorney staffing. 





You will be provided an appointment arrival time via email a few days before the event. 
Appointments will be scheduled at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, or 8:00. 
Please plan to arrive on time.



LOCATION:
   Fresh Arts
   1502 Sawyer Street, studio 103
   Houston, TX 77007
   (MAP)
   
   Note: Fresh Arts is located at The Silos. 
   Front door faces Sawyer Street. 
   Free parking in the lot facing Sawyer.
   Location is handicap accessible.




ABOUT TALA:

TALA was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofit organizations. Services include lawyer and accountant pro bono assistance for artists, patent pro bono assistance for inventors, dispute resolution services, and educational programs for the artistic and business communities. Programs are designed to help participants apply sound business practices to protect intellectual property, advance careers, and develop income.

http://talarts.org


When:
Feb 15, 2017
Please pre-register for the clinic by submitting the questionnaire to ensure proper attorney staffing.  Clinic registration will close when all appointment times are filled. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
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2nd Mondays: Cocktails and Chitchat


Join Dance Houston and Dance Source Houston for our monthly Houston dance community meeting (every second Monday of the month). To accommodate everyone's busy schedules we've decided to alternate between mornings (coffee and chitchat) and evenings (cocktails and chitchat) each month. 

Bring flyers, news, opportunities, questions, whatever! Hope to see you there!
When:
Feb 13, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

First Ward Civic Council Meeting


Join the First Ward Civic Council at our November meeting. We will be holding our elections for Board Members for the 2017 year. Only members will be able to vote, but non-members are welcome to attend the meeting.


About the First Ward
The First Ward, which is located northwest of downtown Houston inside the 610 loop, is one of the city's historic wards. It was originally the center of the business district for the city, and was strategically located at the intersection of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou.

When:
Nov 8, 2016
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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TRE CHIC - The Fall Pop-Up Event


It’s our third and final event of the year and we’re closing it out at the garden. Join us Sunday, November 6th from 2pm-8pm for Tre Chic’s Fall Pop-Up Event at Axelrad Beer Garden. Like Tre Chic, Axelrad is all about celebrating Houston, being outside and relaxing. We are excited to offer you a curated shopping experience, great food and great music in a beautiful outdoor setting featuring the city’s only hammock grove. So save the date, invite your family and friends and meet us in the garden.

|| TRE CHIC POP-UP EVENT||

Sounds by: 
DJ Keva

Food by:
Nafsi Ladha

Photography by: 
Danielle Tillman 

Shopping by: 
Alchemy Candle Co.
ASH. A co
GypsiJars Skincare + Alchemy
Lee Lewis Designs
Maw Supply
Tiny Deer Studio
Tribe and Sol

SEE YOU THERE!

When:
Nov 6, 2016
Axelrad 1517 Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77004
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Writers' Book Club: Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Writers' Book Club: Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
Members-Only Event - Free for Writespace Members!

DATE: Saturday, December 3rd, 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Writespace
PRICE: While the event is free, please RSVP by registering here. This event is exclusive to Writespace members.

Ever been to a book club composed solely of readers? It can be maddening to listen to the group act as if every book is perfect. As a writer, you long to dissect the book, to pull it apart and study character development, plot, pacing, sentence structure, and so on, but the readers around you look confused when you try to do this. 

If you've ever been the lone writer in a book club, then you will feel deeply at home in this book club. Join us in the delightful journey of exploring not just a great story, but how great stories come to be. 

At each writers' book club, we will discuss a book from a different genre. We encourage poets to be ready to discuss the latest thriller, speculative fiction writers to be ready to discuss a literary fiction classic, and so on--because it's good for our writing to be as versatile readers, writers, and thinkers as possible. 

The book we will be discussing this time is the young adult novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio. If you haven't read a young adult novel since you were a young adult, now is the time to remember what you've been missing and discover what you can learn from this fascinating genre. Please read the book--or, as many pages as you possibly can, and, as you read, please consider or even take notes on aspects of craft, such as character development, plot, pacing, dialogue, diction, sentence structure, and every other magical component that goes into making good books.

Writers of all experience levels are welcome. This event is exclusive to Writespace members. For a complete list of membership benefits or to become a member, visit this link. 

http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

When:
Dec 3, 2016
Cost:
Members Only
Time:
4:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
4:30pm FREE Members Only
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September SWAMP Salon


SWAMP's monthly Salons are a great opportunity to meet others in the Houston film community and learn from industry professionals. Come hear about programs coming up on 2017 and ongoing programs to benefit local filmmakers. Be part of the discussion and bring your ideas of what you'd like to see at SWAMP.

On the back patio at Brasil, located on the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy.

Discussion will begin at 7:15.


When:
Sep 27, 2016
Cafe Brasil 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, Texas 77006
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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