Founded in 1948, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the boldest international, national, and regional contemporary art. The Museum’s exhibitions, lectures, original publications, and educational programs encourage visitors to learn about, reflect on, and discuss the challenges and triumphs of our society and the role of art in everyday life.
CAMH makes art accessible to visitors of all walks of life by providing free admission, as well as a variety of youth-oriented and all-ages programs like school tours, Teen Council, Open Studios, artist talks, interactive Family Days, concerts by Musiqa, skill-building workshops, and more. Last season, CAMH provided important opportunities to learn about contemporary art for 173,326 visitors in Houston and across the nation.
The Creativity Shell is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts and other trades classes to students in public libraries, schools, and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Our classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills.
Houston Ballet’s mission is to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography and superb educational programs. Founded in 1955, Houston Ballet had a vision for dance in Houston: to create a resident ballet company and to start a school which would train its dancers. Houston Ballet Academy was established that same year, and in 1969, the professional company was founded.
As an important tenet of our mission, we are committed to providing equitable access to high-quality education through dance. Houston Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement department engages 60,000 Houston-area students annually through our diverse programming, many of these students are identified as underserved and economically disadvantaged.
PrintMatters is a volunteer organization made up of artists, art professionals, and collectors who share the common goal of promoting awareness of and appreciation for printmaking as a vital and valued art form. The organization’s mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting and further the professional growth of our members through city-wide outreach, public art functions, and annual member exhibitions. Formed by five local artists in 2009 in Houston, Texas, PrintMatters has coordinated exhibitions, taught workshops, demonstrated printmaking throughout the community, served as a resource for news in the field of printmaking, and hosted monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics pertinent to the professional development of our members.