Our clients represent visionary changemakers in philanthropy and culture. We tell the inspiring stories of non-profits and foundations whose good deeds foster better communities and change lives. Through our craft we activate new audiences for some of the country’s leading visual and performing arts organizations and cutting-edge innovators.
DPWPR served as agency of record for the MFAH, which houses an encyclopedic collection of nearly 70,000 works of art created throughout the world, from antiquity to the present, for more than a decade. The agency was initially retained to coordinate the introduction of the new Audrey Jones Beck Building, designed by Pritzker Award Winner Rafael Moneo . Following the opening, the agency supported all MFAH initiatives and blockbuster exhibitions, creating unique promotions, securing corporate and community alignments, and negotiating media partnerships. DPWPR continues to serve of counsel to the executive team at the MFAH.
When Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, commissioned James Turrell to create a Skyspace, they called on DPWPR. The agency’s public relations campaign was instrumental in raising the spotlight for “The Color Inside,” the Skyspace on campus. The spectacular elliptical structure, with an opening in the ceiling, features LED lights that unleash brilliant washes of color at sunrise and sunset. Extensive press also raised the profile of the University’s public art program, as well as their partnership with one of the world’s most highly regarded living artists.
The Houston Ballet tapped DPWPR to raise the visibility of fundraising events for the non-profit. When the ballet conducted their first tour to Dubai, DPWPR was asked to consult on efforts to raise patron engagement. The agency continues to publicize major initiatives including Opening Night Onstage Dinners, Balls and Raising the Barre events.
Stages, Houston’s largest theater outside the city’s downtown theatre district, called on DPWPR to announce a $35M capital campaign to raise funds for their new 66,850 square-foot, three-theater campus, The Gordy. The agency handled all media relations including the announcement of the campaign, groundbreaking and the recent public grand opening. The firm continues to publicize season announcements, performances, and fundraising events.
DPWPR has helped raise the visibility of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the case for literacy since inception in 2013. The agency provides public relations consultation, strategic planning and community relations to achieve the Foundation’s goals advocating for literacy as a fundamental right of everyone and a foundational skill towards success in life. DPWPR places opinion pieces, promotes literacy studies and reports, initiates key strategic partnerships with organizations, and supports annual events and initiatives.