Report: Just 2% of Houston’s city-funded public art is by women of color

Black and Latino artists have created just 5% and 6%, respectively, of the city of Houston’s civic art. (Courtesy Visit Houston) Just 2% of the works of arts bought or commissioned by the city of Houston were made by women artists of color, according to an art equity study conducted by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

“I commend [the office of cultural affairs] for taking a hard look at the data,” Turner said. “Only 17 women who are Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) have artworks in the City’s Collection. We cannot ignore this data or wait to […]


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