Houston Arts Leadership Program


The Houston Arts Leadership Program provided a three-year structured curriculum of seminars, facilitation and consulting services, and cross-organizational events for the community of Houston and Harris County.

The program was developed with the generous support of local and statewide funders, and in partnership with the Houston Arts Alliance. The key funders for this program were the Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, The Fondren Foundation, Duke Energy, The Meadows Foundation and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The design of the Houston Arts Leadership Program allowed for intensive investment in a select group of organizations, while creating a new leadership resource for the broader community. A cohort of organizations was selected to form a core group of participants in the program. Cohort organizations attended each team seminar, participated in additional cross-organizational events to help with the application of ideas from the seminars, and accessed financial support for individual facilitation and consulting projects. At the same time, all of the team seminars were open to the full Houston community, allowing a broad mix of organizations to benefit.