We are now welcoming artists, practitioners, and organizations to join our growing group of Founding Members!
We want to gage interest and potential commitment to CultureWorks Greater Houston. By signing up, you are not yet making a commitment of any kind. But we do hope you are expressing earnest interest. After you sign up we will be in touch to learn more about your work and needs, and to provide you with more information about how we work. For individuals or start-ups, this may mean one or two conversation or meetings. For established organizations, this may mean meetings and discovery work with both boards and senior staff.
CultureWorks supports individual artists, practitioners, and existing organizations in arts, heritage, and creative enterprise. We embrace all disciplines and cultural traditions, from music, dance, theatre, visual arts, new media, film, to journalism, letters, libraries, archives, special collections, historical organizations, and heritage sites, and everything in between. We also welcome practitioners and companies working in the creative industries, such as design, marketing, making, craft, and others.
We serve the Greater Houston region. This includes the counties of Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Waller. These, however, are not hard and fast borders. We like to be able to see you and your work in person, from time to time. That is our only real geographic boundary.
CultureWorks is committed to equity and inclusion. We prefer to set aside traditional notions of professional and non-professional, vocational and avocational, nonprofit and not-just-for-profit. We welcome start-ups, small-scale practices, and one-off projects, just as much as larger and more established organizations. Our minimum annual budget criteria for membership is $5,000. And no, you don’t need to have that up front; you can aspire. When we look at potential members, we hope you can help us understand how you meet these three basic criteria:
You have seriousness of intention around your work. You cultivate a discipline or craft and understand your field, however you define it.
Your work benefits someone else other than just you. You can describe the people your reach or serve, regardless how large or small in number.
You embrace a collaborative spirit in working with us. And you engage regularly with your audiences, colleagues, and peer practitioners to develop your work.