LOCAL ARTS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Building on the wealth of experience in the local arts community, the research and best practices of national organizations, the resources of the University of Houston and the larger Houston community, The Center for Arts Leadership at the University of Houston brings together artists, community, faculty and professionals around policy, research and best practices in the arts. Through annual symposia and strategic partnerships between university and community entities, The Center will investigate, create and test leadership practices in the arts.
The mission of Dance Source Houston is to nurture and support contemporary dance artists, the organizations that present them, and to identify and build audiences for contemporary dance in the greater Houston area. For dance-loving audiences, Dance Source Houston provides complete dance news, information and event listings in and around Houston via the The Dance Card and The Dance DiSH. In addition, Dance Source Houston manages The Barn (formerly Barnevelder), a performance space for dance and theatre arts.
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) exists to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the Houston region by supporting and promoting the arts through programs, initiatives and alliances. HAA distributes over $3 million in grants to approximately 220 nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists. In addition, HAA manages the city's civic art collection of 450 artworks, as well as new acquisitions.
The Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) supports the cultural community in Texas by providing volunteer legal and accounting services, educational programs and publications to artists, nonprofit arts organizations and other art constituents.
The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) promotes the creation and appreciation of film, video, and new media as art forms of a multicultural community.
Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all volunteer-run, 501(c)3, non-profit organization. VAA produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the general public. VAA also organizes educational programs including studio, gallery and museum tours in addition to presentations of art-related resources.
The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. As a national non-profit artist service organization providing a range of support services for the independent arts community such as health insurance, fiscal sponsorship, continuing education opportunities, international artist visas, publicity, and more.
Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community.