Creative Professionals Sharing Industry Insight During 'Arts in Houston' Lectures at UH

UH Center for Creative Work Presenting Lecture Series Oct. 23 – Nov. 19

When it comes to a career in the arts, talent and innovation are essential. But, a creative community also needs experts with organizational, leadership and administrative skills. Thanks to the University of Houston Center for Creative Work, students can learn more about what it takes to be successful arts professionals from those who have excelled in the industry.

The center’s “Arts in Houston” lecture series will feature presentations by a collection of the city’s leading arts pros.

“The arts in Houston is not just about creating an individual work of art,” said John Harvey, director of the Center for Creative Work. “It’s about collaboration and being entrepreneurial. With government and university spending starting to decrease, it’s vital to be organized, raise funds and create a base of support. These lectures will address these points and be very informative for students who want to work in the arts or in nonprofit organizations.”

“Arts in Houston” lectures will be delivered Oct. 23 – Nov. 19 in UH’s Honors College Commons (second floor of the University’s M.D. Anderson Library). All lectures are free and begin at 5 p.m. For additional details on “Arts in Houston,” lectures, visit this website. Dates and speakers are as follows:

  • Oct. 23 – Jennifer Decker, artistic director and co-founder of Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company
  • Oct. 30 – Dan Price, research assistant professor in UH’s Honors College
  • Nov. 13 - Sixto Wagan, director of UH Center for Arts Leadership
  • Nov. 19 - Rachel Cook, assistant curator at Diverseworks

As part of UH’s Honors College, the Center for Creative Work offers courses and program for students interested in critical and interdisciplinary studies. The center hosts workshops, retreats and arts outings. It also offers students directed studies and presents events and performances including the annual Dionysia. For more details, visit the center’s website.

The Honors College at UH is a hub of excellence that serves the needs of gifted undergraduates in more than 100 fields of study and reflects the rich diversity of the University of Houston in its courses, faculty and students. For over 50 years, the Honors College has offered students the best of both worlds: the advantages of a small college together with the comprehensive resources and rich diversity of a large university. For more information about the Honors College, visit