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houston Community Partners
Houston First // Houston First Corporation is leading the effort to promote Houston as one of the great cities of the world. Our employees operate the city's finest convention, arts and entertainment venues. In 2014 Houston First and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau aligned operations to create a unified voice for the city under the brand Visit Houston.
Houston Museum District // The Houston Museum District Association is dedicated to collaborative efforts that maximize use of the artistic, scientific and educational resources of Houston Museum District institutions by all citizens of and visitors to Houston. The district is made of 19 Museums in 4 walkable zones.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft // Located in Houston’s Museum District, HCCC serves as an important cultural and educational resource for Houston and the region — one of the few art venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level. Visitors to HCCC learn about craft (objects made primarily from clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials) through innovative exhibitions, on-site resident artists, and hands-on educational programming. Admission is always free.
Southwest School of Art // Southwest School of Art teaches and advances the visual arts for the benefit of students seeking higher education and for others seeking education and enrichment.
Writespace // Writespace is a grassroots literary arts organization supporting writers of all genres through writing workshops, festivals, manuscript consultations, readings, open mics, and other events. We seek to give writers who can't afford to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing the same high-quality training and mentorship opportunities available through MFA programs.
ClayHouston // ClayHouston works to cultivate interest in ceramic arts in the Houston metropolitan area and beyond. The organization plays an active role in the ceramic community by sponsoring exhibits, symposia, programs and workshops.
Houston Center for Photography // Starting in 1981 as a small visual artists’ organization, HCP has grown to become an exemplary fine art organization. Free to the public—their gallery features some of the finest works of contemporary photography. They also offer over 300 photography classes and workshops year-round taught by esteemed photographers and lecturers, including some of the masters of the medium.