Friday, June 1 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
(Long-Form Concurrent Session) Arts Recovery After Hurricane Harvey

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Harvey Arts Recovery Fund (HARF) is a first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to supporting the creative community in the aftermath of a natural disaster. HARF was created as a volunteer collaboration among multiple organizations to meet the substantial needs of the Houston arts and cultural sector during Hurricane Harvey. As such, HARF is emerging as a national model for community-based disaster recovery in the arts.   
A collaborative effort of Houston’s art and culture services sector, HARF is focused on supporting small and mid-sized arts, culture, and history non-profit organizations as well as individual artists, musicians, performers, writers, heritage preservationists, and other cultural producers whose ability to support themselves was derailed following Hurricane Harvey.  In these communities, relief can be as simple as a new theater wardrobe and as critical as replacing revenue lost from cancelled performances. HARF funds provide recovery support across the 10-county Greater Houston region including Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, and San Jacinto counties.
HARF is an example of cooperative and collective leadership, which was provided by Galveston Historical Foundation, Fresh Arts, Dance Source Houston, CultureWorks Greater Houston, The Center for Arts and Social Engagement at the University of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Houston, with funding support from Houston Endowment.

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John Abodeely

Chief Executive Officer, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA)
John Abodeely is Chief Executive Officer of Houston Arts Alliance (HAA). Joining HAA in November of 2017, he brings a strong background in arts and arts education policy as the Acting Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, service as Manager... Read More →
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Marci Regan Dallas

executive director, Fresh Arts
Marci Regan Dallas is executive director of Fresh Arts, a service organization that nurtures a local arts ecosystem designed to position artists and creative entrepreneurs for success. Dallas holds an MA in Art History and an MBA. She is a graduate of Christie's Art and Business... Read More →

Friday June 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Hunters Creek Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston

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