Dance Source Houston (DSH) released a report on the state of Houston dance based off of data compiled in a 2018 needs assessment focusing on the individuals and organizations that make up the Greater Houston region dance community. The study was initiated to shed light on the state of the diverse Houston dance sector, in terms of economics, programmatic activities, professional and business skills and affordability of needs, and to offer trends and recommendations for DSH and other relevant stakeholders.
From January – June 2018 DSH collected survey responses from individual and organizational respondents. The surveys were facilitated by Sankofa Research Institute’s Executive Director, Assata Richards, with input from community members throughout the process as part of a community based participatory research methodology. The data analysis and report creation were completed by University of Houston’s Center for Arts and Social Engagement’s Director, Sixto Wagan. The process was made possible through support from Houston Endowment.