“Bridging Cultures, Communities and Art”
“Opening Doors, Unlocking Minds, Inspiring Hearts”
What do Texas and France have in common? For one thing, they are about the same size, geographically (well, Texas is just a bit bigger). Aside from that, they both have thriving artistic cultures, a wealth of talent, and the heart to support important causes. They also have us, TFAA, an organization dedicated to helping nurture that talent and addressing important societal issues through the powerful medium of art. We are here because Texas is more than Stetsons and spurred boots and France is more than strong cheeses and good wines. So, it’s about time each knew more about the other. TFAA wants more than a simple cultural exchange; we want there to be a dialogue, a general understanding of one another. Art is how societies communicate, be it through visual or performing arts, music, literature, or any other form of creative expression. That is what we are here for; for one another. You can participate in a cross-cultural exchange by opening your mind and letting others know about great art and the programs you encounter. What more could Texas and France have in common? YOU.
The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization devoted to bridging cultures, communities, and art. It was founded in 2005 by former Consul General of France and a group of enthusiastic Francophile foundations, corporations, individuals. It is supported by French and American corporations, foundations, private donors, as well as the Consulate of France in Houston.
“The Texan French Alliance for the Arts serves to program, promote and facilitate educational programs as well as artistic and cultural exchanges involving Texas and France. Its creative programs and varied partnerships aim to improve the quality of life in our cities and local communities using art, along with other disciplines, as a catalyst to create positive change.
The core values of the organization are to inspire and engage the community, to build appreciation, educate, heal, and enrich through innovative collaborations, public accessibility, expertise, excellence and quality.