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“Arts education is essential to preparing children for their futures. Not only does art inspire but it helps children grow in a fun and creative manner. Children who participate in the arts develop essential lifelong skills such as observation, interpretation and analysis. The arts teach about beauty, grace and wonder and allow children to better examine and understand the world around them.”
James Nelson, Executive Director, Houston Ballet
The Houston Arts Partners has proven to be a valuable resource for our teachers and administrators. The annual Conference provides keen insight and practical application of the beneficial collaboration and connection between the various arts disciplines and the core academic courses.
Christine W. Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Katy ISD
“Learning about and participating in the arts stimulates a child’s imagination and intellectual development, instills discipline and focus, fosters better communication skills, and develops creativity and problem solving abilities. Whether a child chooses to pursue a career as a professional artist or not, these are invaluable skills that will arm them for success in all aspects of their lives as adults.”
Stanton Welch, Artistic Director, Houston Ballet
“As the Artistic Director of TUTS, I truly believe that an arts education provides a critical component to our children and our school system. The arts help children to transform the abstract into explicit form. An education in the arts broadens children’s cultural and historical awareness and allows for expression and creativity to flourish. The arts help strengthen the skills that children will use to grow into productive members of the community and that will benefit them for their entire life.”
Bruce Lumpkin, Artistic Director, Theatre Under the Stars
"Bringing arts into the classroom is essential to the development of children into creative, expressive and productive individuals. There is no substitute for the excitement of discovering music at an early age - the lessons of discipline and the joy of self-expression combine to increase children's ability to focus and work toward achieving goals. These are lifetime lessons."
Sarah Rothenburg, Artistic and General Director, Da Camera of Houston
Susan Riley, Arts Integration Specialist, Founder, EducationCloset.com
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Houston Ballet Center for Dance is located in downtown Houston at 601 Preston Street. The nearest cross streets are Smith Street and Louisiana Street. Houston Ballet Center for Dance is located one block north of the Lyric Center, and catty-corner to Wortham Theater Center to the northeast side.
Club Quarters Houston
720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002
The Club Quarters Hotel is a 16-story Beaux-Arts hotel that originally opened in 1929. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its renovation won the 2006 Good Brick Award, given by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance to honor exceptional preservation projects and the people behind them. It is located approximately a half-mile from the conference site.
Rates: $99/night for a Club room, $114/night for a Standard room (Superior rooms and Suites also available for an additional charge)
To Book: Call 203-905-2100 (Club Quarters Member Services) and mention our co-chair partner, the Houston Ballet. Make sure to ask for the weekend rate if staying over Friday night for a possible additional discount.
Parking for Houston Ballet Center for Dance is available at numerous parking garages surrounding the theater district. The Lyric Centre Parking lot, directly across from the Center for Dance at the intersection of Preston and Smith Streets, offers parking beginning at $2.
Mark your calendars now for the Houston Arts Partners 2013 Conference on September 13 and 14! Exciting changes are afoot as we significantly expand the conference to attract education leaders statewide and promote the importance of the complete arts education on every campus.
This year we welcome Co-Chairs Shelly Power, Academy Director of the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy and leader of the Ballet's education and outreach programs, and Bob Bryant, Executive Director of Fine Arts for Katy ISD.
Hear what community leaders are saying about the Houston Arts Partners Conference!
"I applaud Houston Arts Partners for hosting its first annual conference bringing together arts organizations, artists, educators, and others and resulting in information exchange and collaborative initiatives. As our schools continually challenged by budgetary considerations, the role of Houston Arts Partners becomes paramount to the continuance of arts education as an important component of our children's educational experience."
-Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston
"The arts directly impact the Houston economy through the region's quality of life, ensures a competitive economy, and creates an appealing tourist destination. As one of the country's fastest growing cities and the world's energy capital, Houston is now a center for art of extraordinary caliber and diversity. The Houston Arts Partners Conference will be the catalyst for 21st Century Learning and Achievement and we look forward to its annual presence in Houston supporting quality Texas education."
-Jonathon Glus, CEO, Houston Arts Alliance
"The Greater Houston Partnership supports business and economic development within the region. Our diverse region offers a highly educated and skilled work force, a world-class infrastructure and transportation system and fosters a can-do spirit.
In preparation for our ever developing globally competitive workforce we recognize the importance our local education systems have on preparing students for their future. Houston Arts Partners is an invaluable resource and vehicle for furthering that development, innovation, and creativity through partnerships with arts, education, research, and business leaders. We look forward to their upcoming annual Houston Arts Partners Conference in support of their efforts in creating 21st Century leaders."
-Jeff Moseley, President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
"Neighborhood Centers enjoys a great relationship with Houston Arts Partners. Through the Gulfton Promise Neighborhood initiative, we work together to bring arts education to children and families in the Gulfton/ Sharpstown neighborhood."
- Angela Blanchard, President & CEO, Neighborhood Centers Inc.