DiverseWorks commissions and presents new visual performing and literary art. DiverseWorks values the artistic process and encourages artists to test new ideas in the public arena. By investigating the social cultural and artistic issues of our time, DiverseWorks builds educates and sustains audiences for contemporary art.

Founded by artists in 1982 DiverseWorks has been a recognized national leader for its ground-breaking programming; as a resource for the innovative and meaningful engagement of communities; as a commissioner of contemporary works in multiple media; and as a force that has shaped contemporary thought and practice in Houston and the nation.

DiverseWorks serves as a forum for issues and works that have no other public outlet in Houston and plays a similar role nationally. DiverseWorks provides first-time commissioning opportunities for emerging artists continued support for innovative mid-career artists and acts as a launching pad for young artists. DiverseWorks supports artists and projects that inspire dialogue about contemporary culture among artists audiences and the greater community.


  • Hours and location vary by project, please visit our website for the most up-to-date information -
  • Exhibitions and public programs are free; ticketed performances are pay-what-you-wish.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail: The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. Mid-Main: Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage (directly to the south at the corner of Holman and Travis). This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. And lastly, Street Parking: Metered street parking is available in Midtown. Please read all parking signs carefully, as available street parking changes depending on the time of day.


  • (713) 223-8346

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