Program Information

Schedule: January through May on scheduled Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm and occasional weekend fieldtrips and workshops. Estimated monthly commitment of 16 hours including fieldtrips and assignments.

Program Application: Application currently open. Deadline is October 30, 2017.
Fee: $250 – Scholarships are available

Limited to 20 participants

For more information about Collaborations, please contact Natalie Rodgers, Access and Community Education Coordinator at or at 713.529.4755 ext. 14

HCP's Collaborations program is a semester-long program that provides students with tools to continue their photographic career, creates awareness of different career opportunities in the field, and provides an opportunity to experience the planning of an exhibition first-hand. The program welcomes high-school students that have an interest in photography as an art form.

Students build confidence as they learn to present their work to others through regular critique and discussions. Through regular meetings with HCP staff and guest speakers with photography-related careers, students share ideas and learn about artistic, curatorial and commercial aspects of the art world and learn about photography's history and role in daily life. These meetings take place at HCP and in the community. Once the students select a theme for the exhibition, HCP forms collaborations with photographers and professionals to inform the students about their chosen subject and to aid them with the development of their portfolio, artist's statement and resume. The program culminates with a final exhibition of the student's work and fosters the student's public speaking and presentation skills through the vehicle of artist talks which are attended by the general public in HCP's galleries.

View Collaborations XIV's Exhibition - The Nature of Technology

The application is now open, and the deadline is Monday, October 30, 2017