In 2007, our founder Ted Law, attended a leadership conference where he met a small group of passionate people who desired to put humanity back into the community. Their vision was to share stories of struggle, compassion and triumph through creative expressions through various forms of artistic expression. In these initial discussions the idea of culture hubs came about. The group chose the word "Vox", which is the Latin word for “voice”, because they wanted to be a voice for those unheard and to advocate for the marginalized.
Vox Culture was officially founded as of March 2008. Our first steps began by hosting city-wide cause/relief/service events that showcased the arts and how it can be used to fight against poverty and injustice.
“Vox” initiatives have now been started in Los Angeles, California (USA); Sacramento, California (USA); Montreal, Canada; Sheffield, England (UK), Johannesburg, South Africa; South America, and more are emerging – it is gradually becoming a global effort.
In June 2011, Alissa Kit was appointed as the first Executive Director of Vox Culture. Under her leadership, she spearheaded the strategy for vision casting, marketing, operations and new initiatives for growth. She also designed structure and implemented social media platforms to track growth progress and promote programs. Finally, she was the brain-child and creator of our organization’s human engine, the Vox Core Team.
Since our inception, we have partnered with Creatives/Artists to host events that showcase the work of charitable organizations fighting against poverty and injustice. At a Vox event, you can find a vastly diverse group of people coming together to:
- Educate themselves and others, via expert panels put together by Vox, about social issues impacting Houston and the world.
- Engage in creative artistic activities that benefit a charitable organization and/or raise awareness on a social issue pertaining to poverty and injustice.
- Participate in educational community activities with a charitable organization.
- Take part in arts projects created by Houston artists that build connections between the clients of charitable organizations and the general public.
- Fundraise for charitable organizations.
- Having fun and enjoying food, various artistic expressions, and partaking in creative efforts to help others.
- Build a better Houston and better world.