Launched by President Renu Khator of the University of Houston in 2009, UH Arts is a presidential initiative that focuses on the role of the arts as a catalyst for innovation and excellence. The initiative encompasses music, visual arts, literary arts, dance, theater, and design programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.
The UH Arts initiative strives to:
- make UH a vital destination for the study, practice and presentation of the arts,
- contribute significantly to Houston’s cultural vitality, and
- advance the creative process as a portal to innovation and problem solving across the academy, thereby integrating the arts into every student’s experience at the University of Houston.
As the only educational institution in the Houston Metropolitan region that offers strong, sizeable, and diverse graduate and undergraduate programs in virtually every artistic discipline, UH is a fundamental driving force behind Houston’s thriving literary, visual and performing arts scenes. On campus and throughout the community, UH Arts illuminates the qualities of the arts that most contribute to the University’s pursuit of Tier One status – innovation, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence.