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Motivate – Engage – Transform

Re-Designing the Future of Education

September 9 & 10 at the Alley Theatre  

Dear Arts Education Supporters,

The Houston Arts Partners Conference returns to downtown Houston this September, and is expected to attract over 1,000 K-12 educators, district decision-makers, and representatives of arts organizations, businesses, and higher education.

The 2016 Conference, Motivate – Engage – Transform: Re-Designing the Future of Education, will be guided by the evidence of impact that arts education and arts integration partnerships can have in schools, in districts, and on the lives of individual children. For example, our sessions will demonstrate how

  • arts integration strategies support excellence in teaching across the curriculum, including STEM subjects;
  • arts engagement by students directly influences their skills as the kinds of creative thinkers and communicators necessary for the economy of the future; and
  • partnerships between arts organizations and schools allow teachers to engage in ongoing professional learning even as their students benefit from access to the arts.

For the sixth year, we will be inspiring educators across the region to value the arts as a key part of every child’s education – not only to develop tomorrow’s artists, but tomorrow’s scientists, doctors, scholars, explorers, and innovators.

By underwriting this unprecedented event, not only does your company or organization benefit from numerous opportunities for sponsor recognition and engagement, but you can engage directly with the decision-makers who are making a difference in education today.

For more information about becoming a HAP conference sponsor, please visit or contact Troy Scheid, HAP Conference Manager, at

We value your support of this unique conference. Over the past five years, the HAP conference has become an indispensable part of Houston’s arts education landscape. Please join us in bringing this critical arts integration resource to the Houston region for another year.


Joe Clark
Director of Performing and Visual Arts
Spring Independent School District

Lobby Shot- HAP 2013 Conference
What Our Sponsors Say

“The annual Houston Arts Partners conference is one of the most effective
ways that our college reaches a wide variety of educators who are passionate about the arts in Texas. Being able to foster those connections each year is of great value in our recruiting efforts.”

Emily S. Binetti, Sam Houston State University
College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication

2016 Location
The stunningly renovated Alley Theatre, located in downtown Houston’s theatre district, will host the Houston Arts Partners Conference.
Images: Bill Saltzstein, Empty Space Images with Paul Butzi.

Become a Conference Sponsor
Support this unique idea-sharing and teacher training event by becoming a conference sponsor. For full information about the benefits of sponsoring, please email

2016 Conference Sponsors

Booth Sponsors

Texas Art Supply

Young Audiences of Houston, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the managing partner and fiscal agent of the Houston Arts Partners coalition.