Art League Houston and Fresh Arts are excited to invite the Houston artist community to an Artist Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Ballroom.
The focus of this meeting is to collectively discuss the growing needs of artists living and working in the Houston area. Topics of discussion are open but could include issues such as artist stipends, public art and exhibition opportunities, affordable housing, studios and health insurance. The Town Hall format will be interactive, offering multiple opportunities for participants to offer input and ask questions.
The meeting will be facilitated by three respected Houston artists: Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Carrie Schneider and Patrick Renner. Their role will be to help the audience identify some of the needs, questions and concerns that the Houston artist community is grappling with today and issues for the future.
Partnering organizations include: Alabama Song; Aurora Picture Show; BOX 13 ArtSpace; Community Artist's Collective; DiverseWorks; EL RINCÓN SOCIAL (ERS); galleryHOMELAND; Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC); Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC); Lawndale Art Center; Project Row Houses (PRH); Suplex; The Center for Arts Leadership at the University of Houston; Visual Arts Alliance (VAA); and Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB).
This is an event facilitated by artists, for artists. If an artist works for a visual arts organization they are welcome to come as their artist self, but NOT as a representative of their organization.
A reception with light snacks and refreshments will immediately follow the event.
After the event, this list will be shared with partnering visual arts organizations as a tool to help better serve the Houston artist community.
Suplex is proud to act as a partner for this town hall meeting. Suplex believes that the artists living in the Houston community need as many platforms to have a voice as possible. By participating in this event we hope to learn about the concerns of the artists in our hometown from the source.