About Crystal Benavides

Name: Crystal Benavides


Web Site: http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/

Bio: Crystal Benavides, a native Houstonian, is a Grant Manager for the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Independent Curator. Crystal has distributed approximately $10 million into Houston’s art community funding approximately 260 cultural organizations and artists. While at HAA she curated Cohesive Discord listed by Glasstire as one of the top ten installations of the year and Interconnectivity the galleries first all media/ video exhibition. Prior to joining HAA, Crystal was Assistant Registrar at the San Antonio Museum of Art working with the Rockefeller collection of Latin American Art spanning from Pre-Columbian to Modern art. While at SAMA she aided in La Linea Encatada, Fotoseptiembre and Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits working with artworks from over a dozen countries and over 70 National & International lenders. She is currently working towards a Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Goucher Collage and is a mixed media textile artist.

Posts by Crystal Benavides:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.