The Collective is the catalyst which provides the inspirational and educational sources for artists and citizens so that they can use their talents and creative abilities to solve economic, cultural and social challenges in the natural and built environments in which we live, work and serve.
With educational programming, exhibitions, and engagement with the local art community, this Collective seeks to foster racial and ideological inclusivity throughout Houston’s art scene.
To provide the educational and cultural link among African American artists and all communities to inspire unlimited creativity.
To serve as a bastion for cross-cultural appreciation, artistic empowerment and accessibility to the arts by fostering racial and ideological inclusivity among Houston’s local art community
The Collective’s mission is to provide the educational and cultural link among African American artists and all communities, inspiring unlimited creativity. The Collective is a member of Fresh Arts.
Education – Make arts education more accessible to children and adults
Entrepreneurial – Assist artists in sustaining themselves through the provision of arts related services, training, employment and other support mechanisms
Community Development – Engage the talents and creative abilities of artists to solve economic, cultural and social challenges in the natural and built environment in which we live, work and serve
Exhibition – Promote the production of original work by living artists, young and old
Infrastructure – Provide the human and financial resources to support the educational, entrepreneurial, exhibition and community development goals