Our Wonderful Partners

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives. Learn more at: http://www.arts.texas.gov/

H-E-B is a community partner in our Big Squeeze and Stories from Deep in the Heart and programs.

Since 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park has been Houston’s venue for free outdoor performances. This remarkable facility with its free high-quality programs is unique in the US. It is the only proscenium theatre in the country that offers an artistically excellent, culturally diverse eight month season of performances totally free of charge to the public.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

Humanities Texas advances heritage, culture, and education. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we conduct and support public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines. These programs strengthen Texas communities by cultivating the knowledge and judgment that representative democracy demands of its citizens.Humanities Texas is one of fifty-six nonprofit state and jurisdictional humanities councils in the U.S. We are a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1973, supported by appropriations from the U.S. Congress and the state of Texas and by gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, and individuals. A volunteer board governs the organization.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. Texas Folklife’s efforts in digital humanities and humanities workforce retention over the course of 2020 to 2021 have been made possible in part by a major grant from the NEH. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at https://www.neh.gov

M-AAA is a supporter of Texas Folklife’s folk & traditional arts programming. Mid-America Arts Alliance strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout the region and beyond. Learn more about their programs and support for the arts at https://www.maaa.org.

The Morales Memorial Foundation was founded in 1993 by Angela V. Morales of the Felix H. Morales Funeral Home to serve Latino youth in Houston’s Greater East End and continues to serve Latino and non-Latino youth in the area. The Foundation’s mission is to empower, inspire and educate the Latino Community for future leadership. Learn more about The Morales Memorial Foundation at www.moralesmemorialfoundation.org.

Worldwide, millions of music lovers play instruments by HOHNER and SONOR. Beginners, advanced players and professionals of all ages and in all musical styles value their reliability, quality and outstanding product design, created in cooperation with musicians to meet their specific needs. Pop, rock and blues artists from all over the world, TexMex or Vallenato players in Central and Latin America, harmonica orchestras in Asia, jazz and classical musicians in Europe, or iconic stars like Bob Dylan or Stevie Wonder – they all live the joy of music every day with instruments from HOHNER and SONOR. The HOHNER Group’s lengthy tradition of high quality musical instrument manufacture began in the mid-19th century. In 1857 Matthias Hohner founded a small harmonica factory and in 1875 Johannes Link embarked on the production of SONOR percussion instruments. In time, what started off as a cottage industry grew to become one of the most firmly established companies in international musical culture. In cooperation with global stars, the legendary instruments of HOHNER and SONOR created unforgettable musical milestones. Learn more at www.hohner.de

Advocating for Texans age 50-plus is at the heart of AARP‘s mission. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families — with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. To learn more about AARP Texas and Become a Member, visit https://states.aarp.org/texas/

At Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, their mission is to create an entertaining experience for kids ages 0-14 by providing a superior haircut with warm, experienced stylists in a meticulously clean, fun-filled place! Learn more about Sharkey’s and Book your Kid’s Cut at sharkeyscutsforkids.com.

For 91 years, Capital Group has been helping people take control of their financial futures. That’s because they’ve stayed true to their core beliefs, approach to investing, and commitment to community. Today, they are one of the world’s largest investment management organizations, managing $2.2 trillion. Learn more about Capital Group at www.capitalgroup.com.

Restoration 1 Offers Water Damage, Fire Damage, and Mold Remediation Services. Proudly Serving Austin and Surrounding Areas. 

Que Onda Magazine is the premiere Hispanic News and Entertainment Publication of Texas! Covering news, culture, and more in the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin metroplexes as well as Mexico. Learn more about Que Onda Magazine at queondamagazine.com

Fitts Law Firm is a civil litigation firm that serves clients throughout the United States. We are committed to maximizing our client’s recoveries by leveraging our experience, skill, grit, and dedication to each matter.

The Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District is designed to significantly increase the funding available to market and provide incentives to enhance Dallas’ performance as a convention and tourism destination.

The Dallas College is one of the largest community colleges in Texas. Since 1965, we have helped almost 3 million people on their educational journey.