Our Corporate & Institutional Sponsors

The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts would like to thank the corporate & institutional sponsors that support the "From A Space To A Place" program:


CASE For Kids City Connections is funded in part by the City of Houston, and Harris County Department of Education.

The Harris County Department of Education formed the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to an after-school program. CASE has been endorsed by all 25 Houston/Harris County School Superintendents. After-school programs keep kids safe, help working families, and improve academic achievement.

CASE VISION: That every child in Harris County has access to a quality after-school program.

CASE MISSION: Strengthen, support and sustain after-school.


Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.


Engie North America—which is a part of the international energy group, Engie—manages a range of energy businesses within the United States, Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.


Total is a multinational energy company committed to leveraging innovation and initiative to provide a sustainable response to the growing energy demand. The fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company and a world-class chemicals manufacturer, Total operates in more than 130 countries and has 96,400 employees.


Axens is an international provider of high technology content processes, products and services to the refining, petrochemical and gas industries. Axens is recognized as a worldwide technology benchmark for clean fuels production, aromatics production and purification, conversion processes and sulfur-recovery catalysts via the Claus process. Actively preparing for the future, we aim to be a leader in the alternative fuels: vegetable oils to diesel, high-quality distillates from direct coal liquefaction and liquid products through the conversion of synthesis gas from various feedstocks (natural gas, biomass and coal).

Air France is the principal French carrier operating domestic and world-wide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 98 countries throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East, the Americas, Caribbean and Indian Ocean.


Consulat Général de France à Houston

As the local antenna of the French Embassy in Texas, the cultural service of the French Consulate in Houston is involved in the promotion and exchange of arts between France and the US and is responsible for the organization and the sponsorship of the arts in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Avenue CDC serves the greater Houston metropolitan area, with a particular focus on the Near Northside and Washington Avenue communities, just north and northwest of Houston’s downtown. These vibrant and historic neighborhoods are challenged by an aging and often neglected housing stock, vacant lots, and incompatible land uses. Recently, the close proximity to downtown has encouraged a patchwork of new, upscale development.  This new popularity has led to escalating housing prices that have placed home ownership, and even rental housing, in certain neighborhoods beyond the reach of many hardworking residents.

For almost three decades, LISC has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with:

  • loans, grants and equity investments.

  • local, statewide and national policy support.

  • technical and management assistance.


In 2009 Houston LISC launched the GO Neighborhoods program — a multiyear place-based initiative for revitalizing Houston communities. GO Neighborhoods is a comprehensive community development approach that leverages resources by working across traditionally disconnected sectors including:  housing and real estate; family income and wealth; economic development; quality education; and healthy environments and lifestyle.  LISC defines these as essential features of a sustainable community.



Mr. and Mrs. Wortham were great philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders within the Houston community. They threw themselves headlong into improving the city of Houston and Harris County by promoting cultural activities, city improvement projects, and scientific research- keeping Houston at the forefront of science for decades. The Wortham Foundation continues to cultivate the Wortham’s values and traditions by supporting organizations that share similar goals for the future of Houston, TX.

Veolia is the world leader in environmental services. Its mission is to resource the world, helping our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. This means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes.

The Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance (SEHTA) is a collaborative effort that brings together residents and key stakeholders to transform Southeast Houston area into a healthy, vibrant, and economically stable community.