The Cultural Arts Program at the Hays County Government Center is dedicated to showcasing local artistic efforts and encouraging public dialogue, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts. The program's purpose is to present a series of exhibitions that reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the Hays County metropolitan area, as well as to promote the county's cultural and economic initiatives. Rehabwithoutalls is a unique group of interrelated treatment centers that specialize in neurobehavioral rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, and long-term support services for people with brain injuries and other neurological disorders. The Rural Talent Search (RTS) program, funded by the Department of Education, is a TRIO program that encourages students in grades 6 through 12 to graduate from a secondary program and enter a post-secondary program of study.
Program staff work with students who attend select schools in Hays and Guadalupe counties. Students are offered college preparation workshops, college and career exploration, admissions assistance and financial aid, and assistance for academic success to improve their personal development. The Upward Bound Program of the State of Texas provides low-income, first-generation high school students with academic, cultural, and personal support to graduate from high school, enroll in post-secondary programs, and be successful for life. If the Arts Committee decides to appoint a selection panel, its members may include county staff and community representatives.
Works of art that are exhibited at the Hays County Government Center can be sold by the organization or artist that lends the material, provided that the works of art sold remain on display until the end of the exhibition. Public art will not be displayed in courtrooms or in administrative offices located on the first, second, or third floor. The Arts Committee will select works of art that are appropriate and appropriate, in terms of subject matter and quality, for the functions of the Hays County Government Center. The Arts Committee may invite organizations or individuals to submit a proposal for an exhibition at the Government Center.
An organization or individual wishing to exhibit an exhibition at the Hays County Government Center must submit a proposal to the Arts Committee. The Arts Committee may allow a lender to install the exhibition under the supervision of the Arts Committee or to provide at least one person to assist in the installation of the exhibition by the Arts Committee. If approved in writing by the building manager, the Arts Committee can allow the lender to uninstall an exhibition or to help the Arts Committee dismantle and remove all the works of art and other components of an exhibition. Hays County does not receive commissions or compensation for the sale of works of art displayed at the Hays County Government Center.
Works of art that are exhibited at the Hays County Government Center throughout an exhibition will remain in place until the end of the exhibition, unless the Arts Committee approves their early removal. The Arts Committee may reschedule or cancel an exhibition at their discretion before its start date. The Arts Committee may also cancel an exhibition on display if they determine it is necessary to protect artwork or due to unexpected use of the building. However, if approved in writing by building management, both county staff and organizations/individuals providing artwork can organize a reception on a date/time approved by Arts Committee. The Hays County fine art insurance policy covers works of art lent to county for display while on premises under care of county staff. Are you looking for an internship opportunity at Hays County's Cultural Arts Program? If so, you should know that there are no internships available through this program at this time. However, there are many other ways you can get involved with this program such as volunteering your time or donating artwork for exhibitions.