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2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference: Better Together: Building Community through the Arts POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY/NEW DATES ANNOUNCED!

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2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference: Better Together: Building Community through the Arts POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY/NEW DATES ANNOUNCED!

November 04, 2017
Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
1101 Taft St
Houston,TX 77019
$4 - $2017
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Houston Arts Partners presents the 2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference: Better Together: Building Community through the Arts.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Arts Partners Conference and the Arts All Around Festival was rescheduled for NOVEMBER 4th, 2017, 9am – 1pm.

This will allow everyone to focus on the hands-on help for families, friends, and our city that is urgently required in Harvey’s aftermath.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Scheid, HAP Conference Coordinator, at 713-552-9345 or at troy@houstonartspartners.org.

All children benefit from access to the arts – no matter their background, income level, neighborhood, or learning need.

The HAP Conference puts the tools of arts integration into the hands of all educators. It showcases innovative collaborations between teaching artists, arts organizations, classroom teachers, and district leaders.

At the 2017 HAP Conference, “Better Together: Building Community through the Arts,” these interdisciplinary partnerships unite academic subjects with fine arts disciplines, promote cultural dialogue, create a welcoming school climate, support differentiated instruction, and develop a practice of empathy through engaging in the arts.

At the HAP Conference, all educators have the opportunity to learn about (and help shape) the advocacy tools and arts integration strategies to bring arts access to all children in our region.


Performance poet Outspoken Bean was one of only three artists selected for the City of Houston’s Resident Artist Program as part of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative in 2017, the first year of the program.

His focus is serving communities in creating work to share with the public, showcasing diverse cultures and voices, and highlighting the vital role of the Arts – not only in empowering individuals, but also in team-building and community development.

A native Texan, Bean was ranked 9th in the world in the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2012 and appeared at TEDxHouston in 2013. Bean coaches the Writers in the Schools youth poetry program, Meta-Four Houston, and he recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article on performance poetry in Children at Risk’s Journal of Applied Research on Children.


Chris Hutchison, Brazosport Independent School District
Jonathan Gonzalez, Main Street Theater
Judy Frow and Andrés González, Mercury

Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
1101 Taft St,
Houston, TX 77019

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/outspokenbean

District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.