The ProArts Collective was recently honored at the 2010 University of Texas Community Leadership Award!
Executive Director of ProArts Collective, Lisa Byrd, was presented with the 2010 Community Partnership award given by UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at a ceremony on December 9th, 2010. Other awardees included, Freddie Dixon, Bertha Means and General Marshall. This award recognizes exceptional leadership and commitment to university-community partnerships that seek to level the educational playing field for underserved populations.
The Austin Creative Alliance would like to say congratulations to ProArts Collective. Great job over there, ya’ll. You are a good example to us all in the Austin arts community.
In presenting the award, UT President Bill Powers talked about ProArts’ history of community building through the arts. He also mentioned ProArts’ co-founder, the late Boyd Vance, and praised the organization’s commitment and leadership in the development of the African American Cultural Heritage District.