Supportive Communities

The Arts

The Powell Foundation works to promote vibrant communities by expanding equitable access to educational experiences in the arts and encouraging public engagement with diverse arts and culture.

Our Arts investments are focused in the following areas


Public Arts and
Culture Access

Photo Courtesy of: Arts Connect Houston

We invest in organizations who champion efforts to:

  • Provide arts education and cultural experiences to K-12 students, particularly those attending schools in “arts deserts”. 
  • Provide training on teaching and learning techniques that integrate the arts. 
  • Expand the community’s access to and engagement in the arts. 
  • Increase diversity and representation in the arts, with a lens towards historically marginalized groups.

The Powell Foundation is interested in understanding the extent to which our Arts investments impact the following population-level indicators:

Number of schools/students with access to arts education and arts enrichment experiences

Increased public access to the arts

Improved arts vibrancy in each county

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