2023 Advocacy Workshops

Building a Culture of Arts Advocacy in Houston

Free workshops in the lead-up to Houston’s Mayoral Election this November.

#1 Finding Your Voice

πŸ—“οΈ Thursday, September 21, 2023, 6–8PM

πŸ“ Box 13 ArtSpace (street parking available)

Add to Google β€’ iCal (.ics file)

#2 Building Power

πŸ—“οΈ Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6–8PM

πŸ“ Lawndale Art Center (adjacent parking lot)

Add to Google β€’ iCal (.ics file)

#3 Practicing Power

πŸ—“οΈ Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6–8PM

πŸ“ Lawndale Art Center (adjacent parking lot)

Add to Google β€’ iCal (.ics file)

Advocate for the arts in upcoming Mayoral Forums!

Grab your neighbor, and get going to these upcoming Mayoral Forums. Ask these forum-appropriate questions, such as:

The arts are essential to an elevated quality of life. How will the Mayor reimagine City services to include the arts, such as opportunities to deliver public service messaging to promote health and safety?

Will the next Mayor of Houston commit to a line item in the City Budget supporting the arts?

Mayor Annise Parker concluded that there was not enough funding for the arts in Houston in her preface to Houston’s Cultural Plan in 2015. What practical steps will the next Mayor of Houston do to make the arts a priority in this city?

With the city’s funding for the arts dependent on economic activity, how are the arts going to be integrated into the City’s development plans to provide our incredibly talented artists from leaving the city?

Upcoming Mayoral Forums:

Thursday, September 21, 6:00 PM

2023 Candidates Forum

Divine Nine Chapters of North Houston
Acres Homes Chamber of Commerce
6112 Wheatley Street Houston, TX 77091

Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2023 Houston Mayoral Forum on Transportation

Link Houston, Bike Houston, Air Alliance, American Planning Association, Blueprint Houston, Citizens Transportation Coalition
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St Houston, TX 77002

Monday, September 25, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Houston Mayoral Forum

3001 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Friday, October 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2023 Houston Mayoral Forum

Peoples United Summit
Forest Brook Middle School
7525 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77016

Check us out!

Arts Accountability Houston has been fiercely advocating for public funding for the arts since 2020. We’ve been tracking the data, voicing our concerns and collaborating with other concerned arts advocates in Houston. Check out our list of questions!

Feel inspired? Add your own!

To stay tuned to this year’s arts advocacy in Houston, sign up for our newsletter: