Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County seeks to advance
the nonprofit arts industry in Greater Houston, thus contributing to
enhance the region’s quality of life, economic competitiveness
and attractiveness as a tourist destination. Our mission is to nurture,
fund and promote participation in the arts in Houston and Harris County.
We provide financial support, technical assistance and specialized services
to artists, arts and civic organizations, and public institutions to
ensure that citizens and visitors to our community have access to broad
and diverse cultural programs–from avant-garde theatre to traditional
music to fine arts exhibitions. We offer a program of civic art and
design dedicated to improving the region’s physical environment
through the inclusion of art in infrastructure projects, working through
partnerships with the City of Houston and other public and private sector
The Cultural Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors elected
through an annual nominating process, with two members appointed by
the Mayor of the City of Houston and the Harris County Judge. The professional
staff brings expertise in the arts, nonprofit management and community
development, ensuring the successful delivery of the programs and services
for which the organization has been recognized nationally.
Partners and Supporters
The Cultural Arts Council works in public/private partnership with the
City of Houston, managing the investment of the Hotel Occupancy Tax
to foster the growth and development of the nonprofit arts sector in
the City. The City of Houston is the leading public supporter of the
arts in the State of Texas.
Our organization also receives public support from the Texas Commission
on the Arts, Harris County and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our programs and services are generously supported by foundations, corporate
donors, our board of directors and individuals committed to advancing
the arts in the Greater Houston area. Please visit our Partners, Funders
and Supporters page for a complete list of our generous supporters.
Contributions to the Cultural Arts Council are tax-deductible to the
extent permitted by law. If you are interested in supporting the development
of the arts in Greater Houston and wish to contribute, please click
Location and Contact Information
The Cultural Arts Council’s offices
are located at the Houston Center for the Arts on Allen Parkway, one
block west of the intersection of Allen Parkway and Waugh Drive. Limited
on-street meter parking is available on Rosine and D’Amico Streets
to the east and south of the building. The Houston Center for the Arts
operates a parking lot on D’Amico Street ($2 payable at a coin box).
Cultural Arts Council of Houston | Harris County
3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77019
here for driving directions to our offices