Houston Arts Survey Conference
HOUSTON ARTS SURVEY: A Conversation on Participation, Perceptions & Prospects
2 - 4:30 p.m. on September 25, 2012 at Hilton-Americas Houston
The vitality, quality and visibility of the arts will help determine Houston’s success in coming years, according to the 2012 Houston Arts Survey – a dynamic look at Harris County residents’ attitudes and experiences with regard to the area’s arts offerings and opportunities. The survey was released on Sept. 25 at a conference hosted by the institute featuring two distinguished panels of local, regional and national arts leaders. The conference is generously funded by Houston Endowment Inc., and co-sponsored by Houston Arts Alliance. For a more in-depth look at the survey and conference, please take a look at downloadable materials. Video of our conference coming soon.
SCHEDULE FOR THE AFTERNOON:
Minnette Boesel - Mayor's Assistant for Cultural Affairs
Ann Stern - President, Houston Endowment Inc.
Survey Summary: Presentation by Dr. Stephen Klineberg
A summary of the central findings from the first-ever Houston Arts Survey.
2:10 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Panel I: Morphing the Model: Changing Demographics and the Arts
2:40 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: Pat Jasper - Director of Folklife & Traditional Arts, Houston Arts Alliance
first panel aims to spur dialogue and interaction around key findings from the
Houston Arts Survey, particularly with regard to the changing demographics of the
region, to ethnic differences in artistic expression, and to ways of accessing
the arts through new media and institutional outlets. The discussion will seek
to identify innovative ways to engage Houston’s emerging multiethnic audiences
and to promote arts participation among and across the various communities.
- John Guess, Jr., CEO, Houston Museum of African-American Culture
- Maria Lopez de Leon, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
- Gordon Quan, Board Member, Asia Society Texas and Partners for Livable Communities
Panel II: Planning the Future: A Message for Houston
3:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Jonathon Glus - CEO, Houston Arts Alliance
The second panel focuses on initiatives, models and specific actions that can be undertaken to enhance the quality of life in the Houston area in the years ahead. Panelists will present successful examples of initiatives that have already been undertaken in other cities, and discuss the development of a citywide arts-education initiative, the importance of arts workers to the economic and cultural vibrancy of the city, the urgency of undertaking a region-wide cultural planning process, and the possibility of utilizing a comprehensive arts advocacy effort to respond effectively to the survey findings as a whole.
- Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin
- Laura Perille, Executive Director, EdVestors
- Joy Bailey Bryant, Senior Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources
Closing Remarks & Reception