Houston Endowment supports artistic achievement, cultural knowledge and bringing
activities in arts and culture to all people in greater Houston.
The intrinsic value of the arts comes through both the creative expression of the artist
and the experience of that expression by others. To fully benefit from, appreciate and take
part in cultural offerings, people must engage in activities routinely and repeatedly, and they must draw meaning from those experiences.
Arts and cultural assets are essential to a great city, and engagement in their offerings provides significant personal and social benefit.
Greater Houston’s abundant, exceptional
activities in arts and culture enrich lives, build community, enhance civic identity and fuel a prosperous creative economy. To remain important, all practitioners, organizations and institutions will need to
purposefully engage new, more diverse and younger audiences as well.