HOUSTON BIPOC ARTIST ACCOUNTABLY COALITION   

The Houston BIPOC Artist Accountability Coalition is a grass-roots initiative by Houston area artists and art professionals to collect and disseminate data regarding representation and racial justice from local arts organizations and venues. HBAAC believes transparency creates a sustainable culture of accountability, shared values, and innovative collaboration. Our goal is to use data to foster permanent structural change in the Houston art community. 

 
 

ABOUT US

Houston BIPOC Artist Accountability Coalition (HBAAC) was created June 15, 2020 by three BIPOC Houston artists after reading several public statements of solidarity for BLM released by art organizations in Houston and noticing the glaring lack of specific plans for structural change. We were curious what immediate and long-term action items were planned to match their statements of solidarity and wanted to create a way to hold organizations publicly accountable for their promises. 

 

The overall goal of the Houston BIPOC Artist Accountability Coalition is to leverage hard facts and data to inform permanent structural change. We sent a letter asking 28 art organizations to commit to completing an accountability survey asking for the following information: 

 

  1. Self-report numbers relating to BIPOC representation within their organization and programming for the past 3 fiscal years 

  2. Describe goals for upcoming anti-racism initiatives for the next 3 fiscal years

  3. Consent to the publication of the data collected

 

22 art organizations have committed to completing the survey. As of February 2021, HBAAC collected data from 16 of the 22 organizations. We are currently working with a data analyst to synthesize and visualize the

 data. This website will serve as an interactive database for the results. The forthcoming data is scheduled to be published Summer 2021.

 

Our strategy is not set in stone. We plan to adapt as needed. This is an ongoing and evolving initiative.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

Art League Houston

Asia Society Texas Center

Aurora Picture Show

Blaffer Art Museum

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Civic TV

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Discovery Green

DiverseWorks

Flats

FotoFest Inc.

Galveston Arts Center

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Photography

The Jung Center 

Lawndale

The Menil Collection

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Moody Center for the Arts

Mystic Lyon

Rothko Chapel

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

SIGN YOUR SUPPORT

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

A.C. Evans

Alex Irrera

Alex Ramos 

Alex Zapata

Ana Tuazon

Ana Villagomez

Anastasia Kirages

Anthony Almendárez 

Asad "Asaeda" Badat

ash agnite

Ashley D DeHoyos

Ben Tecumseh DeSoto

 

Beth Secor

Bradly Brown

Brandon Harris

Brenda Edith Franco 

Britt Thomas

Camille Warmington

Catherine Gonzalez

Catherine Martinez

Ceci Norman

Christian Toledo

Christopher Cascio

Clyde Ellington Grant

Colby Deal

Daniel Harrison

Daniela Hernandez

Debra Barrera

 

Diana M. Hernández

Disha Khakheria 

Dorota Biczel

Elizabeth Allen

Ellen Phillips

Emilý Æyer

Emily Peacock

Emily Sloan

 

Erin Carty

Erin Joyce

Evan McCarley

Falon Mihalic

Farah mithani

Francis Almendarez 

 

Gaby Hurtado-Ramos

Guadalupe Mendez

Hedaya Kelani

Irene Antonia Diane Reece

Isabel Arbeláez Botero

Jamie Robertson

Jasmine Zelaya

Jason Dibley

JD Pluecker

Jennifer Gardner

Jennifer Richee

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Kreutter

JooYoung Choi

José Eduardo Sánchez

 

Julia Barbosa Landois

Julon Pinkston 

Junior Fernandez

Karen Martinez

Katy Anderson 

Keliy Anderson-Staley 

Krista A Birnbaum

Lillian DeRitter

Lisa Harris

Liyen Chong

Marcos Hernandez Chavez

Mary McCall Pineda 

Matt Manalo

Meha Raja

Micaela Rianne Cadungog

Michael McFadden

Michael Robinson

Michelle Chen Dubose

Moe Penders

Monica Kennedy

Nathaniel Donnett

Oluwah Akinyemi 

Patrick Renner

Paul Middendorf 

Phillip Pyle, II

Prince Varughese Thomas

Rachelle Vasquez

Regina Agu

Reyes Ramirez

Ronald Llewellyn Jones

Royal Sumikat

Ryan Francisco 

Samantha T.

Sara Henderson 

Sarah Beth Wilson 

 

Sarah Salinas

Saúl Hernández-Vargas

Sebastian Gomez de la Torre

Shane Allbritton

Sixto Wagan

 

Sol Diaz

Sophie Asakura

Stalina Villarreal 

Susana Monteverde

Terry Suprean

Tia Simone Gardner

Tina Hernandez

Trey Ferguson

Tyler Swanner

Veronica Gaona

Vinod Hopson

S Rodriguez

Janice Bond

Laura August

Isaac Reyes

Maria Vilma Duran

Angelique Geehan

Irene Vázquez

Karen Navarro

Ryan Hawk

India Lovejoy

Bridget Bray

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MythoFutuRiddim

City of Austin

IO

 

 

 

Zine Fest Houston

TEATRX, Nameless Sound

 

 

DiverseWorks

 

 

 

 

Deep Red Press

Bonphilosophia

Unipro TX, Filipinx Artists of Houston, Lumikhâ Arts Showcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystic Lyon

 

Art League Houston

The Glassell School

Zine Fest Houston

 

 

MFAH, HCP, DiverseWorks

 

 

Tintero Projects

 

 

HSPVA

 

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

DiverseWorks

 

Mujeres Malas

 

Cosmic Womb Intergalactic Cultural Exchange Program

Antena Houston, PRH-KGMCA Fellow, TIF Awardee

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Houston

 

 

Studio Enertia

 

 

 

Filipinx Artists of Houston, Alief Art House

 

 

 

Houston Cinema Arts Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space HL ( formally galleryHOMELAND)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filipinx Artists of Houston

 

 

Artiphile South

Art League Houston

 

 

 

 

RE:site

University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

 

Project Row Houses

Station Museum, Art League

 

UH Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts

Civic TV

 

Manteca HTX

 

 

University of Houston

Those Who Desire; FotoFest

 

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

 

 

Central American Collective

Interchange + QTPOC+ Family Circle + Houston Community

 Accountability and Transformative Justice Collective

 

 

 

Black Buddha Creative Agency

Asia Society Texas