Welcome to the Mitchell Center!

Our program is dedicated to cultivating collaboration among the performing, visual and literary arts at the University of Houston. Through our residencies, site-specific art projects, lectures and conversations, we aim to create new forms, provide fresh contexts for experiencing the arts, and generate vigorous dialogue about what we are seeing and hearing.

A few core themes serve as common threads throughout our work: art and social justice, cultivating the unexpected encounter with art in the public sphere, and providing platforms for creative research and entrepreneurial ideas. Our residencies support the development of new creative work in a nurturing environment, where artists can delve into needed research, experiment freely, and collaborate with counterparts from other disciplines.

Whether you are a member of the public, a UH student, or part of one of the many communities with which we work, we hope you take advantage of our programs, curriculum, and the opportunities we provide to connect and collaborate with one another.

See you soon!

Karen Farber