WHEN YOU SUPPORT AFA, YOU'RE GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD SKILLS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.
AFA students build long-lasting relationships with their fellow peers and our faculty through the process of learning, rehearsing, creating and performing music. For many students, AFA is the first time they experience a sense of accomplishment and independence through the arts—an experience that can profoundly impact their lives.
For this reason, AFA is guided by the following important notions:
• Arts education programs can and should have a meaningful impact on the cultural life of Southeast Texas.
• Access to affordable, high quality, fine arts instruction is important to the development of young people.
• AFA programs should complement the music curricula of area schools while promoting the attainment of life skills.
• Creative expression through music is an area where AFA significantly assists school programs and helps develop young artists.
• Collaboration and shared program development with our partners is the most important way AFA can create unique experiences for young people.
There are many ways you can help sustain and support our work.
The actual cost of each AFA program is significantly subsidized through AFA’s fundraising efforts—some as much as 50%. In addition to that, more than 60% of AFA students apply for and receive individual tuition assistance to further offset the tuition cost of AFA's programs. By contributing directly, you are helping to guarantee that financial hardship will never be a barrier between a young musician and the experiences that shape their future.
Sustaining Contributors provide a dependable, ongoing source of funding that allows AFA to continue its mission of enriching the lives of young people through music.
Become a monthly Sustaining Contributor at one of three levels:
Corporate Sponsorships and Matching Gifts
AFA provides a variety of opportunities for Houston businesses to express their commitment to arts education for our young people. One way that businesses express their support of our students is by underwriting named scholarships. Providing matching gift programs, goods and services, silent auction donations or advertising with AFA are other substantial ways companies contribute.
AFA special events bring together the extended network of AFA alumni, donors, faculty and families to support our programs both now and in the future. We welcome anyone who cares about the role arts education plays in the lives of young people to provide silent auction donations or take advantage of underwriting opportunities. Contact Us to learn more.
AFA alumni are our best advocates. You know our mission and have first hand knowledge of how AFA impacts young people. There are many ways you can help. Visit our Alumni page to learn more.
For any businesses that want to show their support for outstanding arts education programs in our community, consider advertising in AFA's annual Summer Concert program book. You help support our students while advertising your goods or services to our audience of over 8,000 patrons.