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Opening Reception: March 27, 6-9pm
4411 Montrose

Student Leadership board members Melinda Laszczynski and Brandon Zech have curated Scenes, the inaugural Student Leadership Board Programs Event.  This pop-up gallery features three artists ho have graduated from or are currently enrolled in UH's School of Art: of John Forse, Cheyanne Ramos, and Sandra de la Rosa.


The Student Leadership Board wants to dialogue.  Instead of relying on internet aggregators, they have identified essays and articles to spark the discussion about these pressing topics in arts leadership. Join us for food and conversation

Thursday, April 2 - Identity, Race & Community in Performance (facilitated by Cecelia White)

Wednesday, April 8 – The Role of the Arts and Artists in Community Revitalization (facilitated by Rashida Moore)

Thursday, April 16 – Alternative Spaces // Houston - (facilitiated by Brandon Zech)

2015liaLeadership in the Arts Summit 2015

April 6
9:30 -5pm
University Center Ballrooom

Art relies on audiences to provide meaning and support.  With relevance a new buzz word in funding circles, the next Leadership in the Arts Summit examines best-practice and leading thinking around how art and audience come together. The one day conference will feature leading national thinkers and local panelists around the ideas of stewarding audiences/publics.

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Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place - Director Sixto Wagan participated in this NEA/ArtPlace America sponsored convening to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. 

Dinner Vention 2: Center Director Sixto Wagan was selected as one of eight leaders "who have already achieved a level of success and renown, but who have not yet reached the zenith in their career trajectories" to participate in Barry's Blog and WESTAF's Dinner Vention 2.  Watch the whole video of it, read the initial briefing papers, or see who else was on the guest list.

Arts+Culture:TX covered the 2014 Summit: Sixto Wagan, All Together Different

Daiily Cougars's coverage of the 2014 Summit: Directing Change in Houston Art Scene

Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.