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11 Feb: New Study Shares Insights and Innovation to Improve Art Education for K-12 Students in Houston

The BIPOC Arts Network and Fund (BANF), in collaboration with Arts Connect Houston, shared the outcomes from their pioneering Arts Education Landscape Exploration Project. This initiative casts a spotlight on the evolving landscape of art education within the Greater Houston Area, with a dedicated focus on fostering the success of BIPOC students in K-12 education.


01 Feb: 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.

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29 Oct: CoolxDad Fosters Family Bonds and Eradicate Negative Stereotypes in Support for Fathers of Color

Founded in 2020 by Kevin Barnett, CoolxDad has quickly become a vital organization that uplifts and inspires fathers, offering a range of programs and initiatives to foster strong family bonds and eradicate negative stereotypes. We recently had the opportunity to learn more about this remarkable organization and its journey, including its recognition with a BANF grant.

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17 Sep: Hispanic Alliance for Performing and Audiovisual Arts: A Tale of Art and Resilience

Despite the challenges faced by the BIPOC art community in Houston, a cultural transformation is quietly but powerfully unfolding, bringing together art, diversity, and unwavering dedication. In this article, we explore the journey of the Hispanic Alliance for Performing and Audiovisual Arts (HAPAA) and their inspiring testament to the transformative power of the arts in our communities.


05 Sep: Empowering Voices through Art – A Spotlight on “Conversando a Través de la Poesía”

Conversando a Través de la Poesía. also known as Conversing Through Poetry, is community-driven organization has emerged as a guiding force, nurturing and amplifying the voices of the BIPOC communities. At its helm, Julie Pujol Karel, the organization’s founder, shares an inspiring narrative that encapsulates their journey, the influence of the BANF grant, and their boundless dreams for the future.