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Founded as a grassroots literary collective and organized by Artistic/Founding Director Sehba Sarwar and five diverse women poets and writers, Voices Breaking Boundaries’ first show took place over 10 years ago on February 27, 2000 at a bookstore in southwest Houston. More than a decade later, even though our methods of creating art have become more sophisticated, we are proud to say that VBB’s focus is the same as when we first began: to give voice to marginalized communities—of all ages and backgrounds—and create consciousness and connections about local, national and global issues.

VBB has these past years grown to produce over 170 multidisciplinary shows and conduct more than 14 arts education programs. We have brought together people from all walks of life, including: immigrants from countries such as Mexico, Pakistan, Iraq, and Bangladesh; local communities such as Houston's Third Ward and the historic East End; as well as all ages ranging from babies and their parents, to teens and seniors. VBB does all this work with a tiny staff and the support of an amazing team of artists. Our programming is truly a testimony to the generosity of everyone we work with and to Houston itself.

We, however, cannot continue serving Houston and bringing marginalized issues to the forefront, without funding from supporters such as you.
In return for your support, we promise to continue persistently and fearlessly speaking out on issues that raise difficult questions and bring disparate communities together to engage in art, conversation and global consciousness. In addition, you will be listed along side our other current donors on our website and in our print materials.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions about becoming a donor, please contact VBB’s Managing Director, ana<at>vbbarts.org

What each dollar of your support allows VBB to do:

  • Serve its mission
  • Organize dynamic productions
  • Collaborate with activists/artists
  • Fearlessly tackle political events
  • Create art in underserved neighborhoods
  • Host alternative radio shows
  • Feature young artists in our productions
  • Attract passionate volunteers
  • Offer internships to students
  • Give audience members a voice
  • Train inner-city educators
  • Nurture a space in Houston for artists to speak out
  • Create a community of artists/activists

To Make a Donation thru Mail

If you would like to mail in a check, please do so to the address listed below. Be sure to indicate the name you would like to appear on our list of donors, and please double check that the address listed on your check is the correct mailing address for you. We will mail a donor thank you letter and tax receipt form to you as soon as possible after receiving your donation.
Voices Breaking Boundaries
PO Box 541247
Houston, TX 77254-1247

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Currently we use Paypal to accept donations online. There are two different payment options that Paypal allows us to offer; neither however, require you to have a Paypal account when using a credit or check card.


Please use this link to make a one-time donation to VBB over the web.


If you would prefer to make a monthly donation to VBB, Paypal offers a “subscription” payment option that allows us to accept recurring monthly donations from donors who wish to spread their donation out over the course of a year (note: recurring payments will stop automatically after 12 months). Five donation options are currently offered through Paypal, but if you would like to make a recurring donation with a different amount than is offered, please email info<at>vbbarts.org

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VBB is a multidisciplinary arts organization. Our mission is to
cross borders, sustain dialogue and incite social justice through art.