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BANF Stories

Call for Community Reviewers

BANF seeks leaders in the arts community, including independent artists, educators, patrons, community advocates and organizers. The selected reviewers will join BANF to engage in a peer-review process to consider applications for upcoming BANF opportunities. 

Three Visionary Women Challenge Boundaries with their Artistic Creativity, Leadership, and Innovation

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund (BANF) proudly spotlights the monumental achievements of three distinguished women who have profoundly impacted Houston’s artistic and cultural fabric. Stacey Allen, Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan, and Dr. Gabriela Baeza Ventura harnessed their unique talents and visions to challenge boundaries, inspire communities, and pave new pathways in their respective fields. BANF has recognized and supported their inspiring work to elevate community voices.

Houston Cultural Treasures Celebrate Black History Month with a series of Vibrant and Historical Activities

This February, Houston’s Black History Month will be marked by a series of culturally enriching events hosted by the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the Community Artists’ Collective. These prominent institutions, recognized as ‘Houston Cultural Treasures’ by The Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Arts Network and Fund (BANF), are set to offer a wide range of engaging activities for the community.