Michael Jones McKean, The Possibility of Men and the River Shallows, 2007. Installation view at DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Houston. Photo: Michael Jones McKean
DiverseWorks ArtSpace is a nonprofit contemporary art center dedicated to presenting new visual, performing, and literary art by artists from all over the world. It values the process of creating art, and offers artists a place to test new ideas in the public arena. By encouraging the investigation of current artistic, cultural, and social issues, the center builds, educates, and sustains audiences for contemporary art.
Now in its third decade, DiverseWorks continues to be an artist-inspired organization that demonstrates its commitment to artists and the community by commissioning, developing, and presenting groundbreaking works of art and offering innovative artistic education programs.
The center addresses the needs of artists through various initiatives such as (DW)², a professional development program, and the Idea Fund, a re-granting program for artists that is administered in partnership with Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses. DiverseWorks is also currently developing a program that will support artists in the creation of their own personal archive, assuring that their artistic legacy will be preserved.
Known for its advocacy for artists, its commitment to educating audiences through innovative programs and its no-fear attitude, DiverseWorks continues to be one of the leading art centers in the region.