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Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization that nurtures a local arts ecosystem that positions artists and creative entrepreneurs for success. Fresh Arts fiscally sponsors art projects throughout Houston, hosts professional development workshops and networking events for the creative community, and provides access to resources that help artists and small arts organizations do what they do best.

01/08/2024

The Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) Fiscal Year 2025 (FY 25) grant cycle is now open! This year, we are thrilled to announce that the TPTF grant program has $330,000 in funds available for eligible archeology, architecture, and heritage education projects across the state. Grant awards will range from $10,000 to $50,000.

Initial applications are due February 5, 2024, at 5 PM. Please see the link below to access and download the application!

More information found here: https://thc.texas.gov/tptf

Kick-off 2024 by crafting your own vision board with yoga teacher and artist Nicole Peralta on Thursday, January 25th, a...
01/07/2024

Kick-off 2024 by crafting your own vision board with yoga teacher and artist Nicole Peralta on Thursday, January 25th, at Love Dance from 6-8:00 PM. This hands-on session offers participants the opportunity to create a personalized vision board by combining words, images, and sketches to manifest their dreams and goals for the year ahead. The class will center on the creative process, incorporating a guided meditation, and a few writing prompts. Don't miss this opportunity for reflection and artistic expression.

This is an all-levels course featuring accessible and adaptable techniques for everyone.

$15 registration fee includes supplies. Magazines will be provided, but if you have something in particular you'd like to include on your vision board, be sure to bring it with you.

Space is limited, so register today!

#2024 Arts District Houston

🔗: https://fresharts.org/event/vision-board-workshop-2024/

Get your ticket to the Wonder Ball BEFORE sales open! ✨ Become a Fresh Arts Friend or Artist Member Plus  today to unloc...
01/05/2024

Get your ticket to the Wonder Ball BEFORE sales open! ✨ Become a Fresh Arts Friend or Artist Member Plus today to unlock access to discounted early-bird gala tickets and other wonderful perks.

Click the link to become a member today!
🔗 https://fresharts.org/become-a-member/

This offer expires January 26.
Email [email protected] for questions.

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🌟 We are thrilled to introduce Jackie Staple as the newly appointed Board President of Fresh Arts! 🌟Jackie brings a weal...
01/05/2024

🌟 We are thrilled to introduce Jackie Staple as the newly appointed Board President of Fresh Arts! 🌟

Jackie brings a wealth of experience, passion, and dedication to our mission of empowering Houston artists. Her commitment to fostering creativity and supporting the vibrant arts community aligns seamlessly with our organization's values.

To learn more about Jackie Staple and Fresh Arts Board of Directors visit: https://fresharts.org/new-year-new-board-president/

Did you miss the last Artist INC Info Session? Not to worry!Join us next Wednesday, January 10, at BOX 13 ArtSpace with ...
01/05/2024

Did you miss the last Artist INC Info Session? Not to worry!

Join us next Wednesday, January 10, at BOX 13 ArtSpace with facilitators Dominique Royem + Tami Moschioni to learn more about Artist INC, what you can gain from it, and What Works!

What Works is a workshop that discusses the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs and speaks directly to artists’ concerns in building sustainable careers. These findings come from working with thousands of artists of all disciplines over several years and are the foundation for the Artist INC program.

We will cover:
✅ Goal setting and planning
✅ Portfolio careers and multiple income streams
✅ Communications strategy
✅ Strategic networking
✅ Financial planning
✅ & Answer your questions!

Register now at:
🔗 https://ow.ly/MAUS50QokVT

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01/05/2024
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY!! ACT NOW!
01/04/2024

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY!! ACT NOW!

The Artist INC Houston Application is now OPEN‼️ Link below.

Artist INC is a training seminar designed to address the specific professional and entrepreneurial challenges that artists of all disciplines face in their practices. Artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group activities, large group discussions, multi-media lectures and a remarkable opportunity for networking with other artists.

Up to 25 artists will be selected through a competitive application process to engage in an eight-week training seminar led by a team of trained peer facilitators.

Application closes Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Artist INC is a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. The program is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. 2024 will mark the 7th year of the program in Houston.



🔗: https://fresharts.org/artist-inc-houston/

The Fresh Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship Program offers many benefits for local artist-led projects that don't fit into tradit...
01/03/2024

The Fresh Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship Program offers many benefits for local artist-led projects that don't fit into traditional nonprofit models. These benefits include fiscal oversight, fundraising support, consultation services, and more.

If you're ready to take your project to the next level in 2024, now is the perfect time!

How to get started:

1. Visit the link to learn if your project is eligible for fiscal sponsorship.
🔗https://fresharts.org/become-sponsored/

2. Email [email protected] to schedule a meeting with us before January 15. (This is required before you can apply for fiscal sponsorship).

3. Submit your application by February 1.

We hope to see you soon!

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01/03/2024

Looking ahead to new year’s resolutions in 2024? Be sure to join our Effective Goal Setting virtual workshop next Wednesday, January 3 at 6pm. We will explore constructive strategies for not only developing goals but productive methods for achieving them as well. Register here: https://bit.ly/3keo2KZ

Please contact Lauren at [email protected], for more information.

As Fresh Arts looks forward to another year of serving Houston Artists, here are a few ways you can help support our mis...
12/26/2023

As Fresh Arts looks forward to another year of serving Houston Artists, here are a few ways you can help support our mission before 2023 ends:

➡️Check out & share our online resources available 24/7
https://fresharts.org/resources/

➡️ Sign up to receive volunteer opportunity alerts
https://fresharts.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=31782b1b03c1ce017bd226572&id=1cd0aa4bca

➡️ Become a Fresh Arts Member
https://fresharts.org/become-a-member/

➡️ Become an Arts District Partner
https://fresharts.app.neoncrm.com/forms/arts-district-partner

➡️ Make a tax-deductible, end of year donation
https://fresharts.org/make-a-donation/

➡️ Reserve your seat at The Wonder Ball
https://fresharts.org/wonder-ball-underwriter-opportunities/

For over 20 years, our work of empowering local artists with the tools to learn, the encouragement to create, and the environment to flourish has been made possible thanks to your support & generosity. Together, let's start 2024 off strong. ❤️

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🌟 Four ways to show your support for Fresh Arts before 2024 🌟 -
12/26/2023

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Strengthen Houston's arts sector, support Houston Artists, and enrich the lives of Houstonians by including Fresh Arts in your tax-deductible end-of-year giving. For over 20 years our work has been made possible by your generosity. Thank you. Donate here.

Happy Holidays from Fresh Arts! ❄️Our office will be closed from December 21 - January 4 to allow our team to rest and r...
12/21/2023

Happy Holidays from Fresh Arts! ❄️

Our office will be closed from December 21 - January 4 to allow our team to rest and recharge. See you all in the new year!

Online artist resources and opportunities remain available 24/7 at www.fresharts.org ❤️

Introducing the 2024 Wonder Ball Co-Chairs & Sponsors 🤩Fresh Arts extends a monumental 'thank you' to the magical beings...
12/18/2023

Introducing the 2024 Wonder Ball Co-Chairs & Sponsors 🤩

Fresh Arts extends a monumental 'thank you' to the magical beings helping us spring our big Wonderland plans into action. Without them, the fantastical immersive environment, enchanting performances, mesmerizing drinks, delightful bites, and jaw-dropping art auction we're so excited to bring you wouldn't be possible! ✨🍄 🌷🐛

Don't miss the opportunity to support Fresh Arts and the local artists we serve at this whimsical, one-of-a-kind Wonderland experience on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Silver Street Studios.

Save the date for a night of unforgettable adventures! Tickets on sale soon. Don't be late! 🌀🐇⏱️

Sponsorship opportunities still available. Visit the link to learn more! 🔗https://fresharts.org/wonder-ball/

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Fresh Arts exists to serve Houston Artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. We are proud to announce that our new Art...
12/14/2023

Fresh Arts exists to serve Houston Artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. We are proud to announce that our new Artist Advisory Committee reflects just that.

Shoutout to this group of talented established Houston Artists for lending us their valuable insights and feedback to help us improve upon our mission to empower Houston Artists through professional development resources and community support.

Artist Committee Members: Antonie AC Evans, Lorena Molina, ShaWanna Goffney, Ruth Sosa Bailey, Laura Drey, Mehek Ahmend, Leandre Douglas, and Nick Gaitan (not pictured).

Click the link to find out how you can support this mission too.
🔗 https://fresharts.org/make-a-donation/

12/14/2023

Last night’s workshop was PACKED with important info you need to know if you’re an emerging artist looking to expand your artistic business - and that was only a preview of what you can expect from Artist INC 🤯

If you’re interested in learning more about the Artist INC program before you apply, you’re in luck! Our final What Works Workshop (Artist INC info session # 2) will be held on January 10, 2024 (location TBD). You won’t want to miss it.

Artist INC applications close on January 16, 2024.
🔗 https://www.tfaforms.com/5090092%20

Thank you to everyone who showed up. We hope you walked away with something valuable.

Special thanks to our facilitators, YungChris Thomas and Outspoken Bean, as well as our venue host, 4th Wall Theatre, for a successful workshop!

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TOMORROW! Come learn more about the Artist INC program and what you can gain from it. Join Fresh Arts and our Artist INC...
12/12/2023

TOMORROW! Come learn more about the Artist INC program and what you can gain from it. Join Fresh Arts and our Artist INC Houston facilitators, YungChris + Outspoken Bean, in learning What Works!

The What Works Workshop addresses the behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs and the obstacles to building sustainable artistic careers.

This workshop will cover:
✅ Goal setting and planning
✅ Portfolio careers and multiple income streams
✅ Communications strategy
✅ Strategic networking
✅ Financial planning
✅ & Answer your questions!

Register now!
🔗 https://fresharts.org/event/what-works-workshop-december/

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TOMORROW! 🎉 Come party with Fresh Arts and DJ YungChris at our 2nd Annual FRESHtivus!This quirky daytime holiday party f...
12/08/2023

TOMORROW! 🎉 Come party with Fresh Arts and DJ YungChris at our 2nd Annual FRESHtivus!

This quirky daytime holiday party features good food and music, 13 unique local artist vendors, and specialty cocktails - like the limited edition FRESH-tini charity cocktail! 🥂❄️

Come wearing your silliest holiday appearal, find unique gifts even the Grinch would smile at, and get ready for an ELFIN’ good time! 🎄✨

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🚨 OPPORTUNITY ALERT 🚨Here's a fresh new batch of opportunities straight from the Artist Opportunity Board on our website...
12/07/2023

🚨 OPPORTUNITY ALERT 🚨

Here's a fresh new batch of opportunities straight from the Artist Opportunity Board on our website! Be sure to tag or share with a fellow artist who needs it.

Street + Still Life + Fashion
Closing on: Dec 08, 2023

Start Your Endings Auditions
Closing on: Dec 10, 2023

What Works Workshop: Artist INC Info Session
Closing on: Dec 13, 2023

Story Foundation Prize
Closing on: Dec 15, 2023

Arts Connection Network Hiring Associate Director
Closing on: Dec 15, 2023

Pearl Theater ShortFlix Film Fest Submissions
Closing on: Dec 20, 2023

Visit the Artist Opportunity Board on our website for more!
🔗: https://ow.ly/vTcm50Qgtlr

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ONE WEEK AWAY!
12/06/2023

ONE WEEK AWAY!

Announcing...Thirteen wonderful artists featured at FRESHtivus - our upcoming holiday party & pop-up art market at Space...
12/04/2023

Announcing...
Thirteen wonderful artists featured at FRESHtivus - our upcoming holiday party & pop-up art market at Space Cowboy Bar & Lounge! 🎄🥂

This quirky market features a live DJ, food, the Fresh-tini & other specialty cocktails, plus thirteen unique local artist vendors with holiday treasures even the Grinch would smile at! 🎁

Featured artist vendors include:
✨ Micah Salinas
✨ AndWoman Art
✨ Ella Hernandez
✨ Ancestral Hottie Tarot Readings
✨ Isabel Cuenca
✨ Moonie Drip Studios
✨ Alexa Mckenzie
✨ Carla Sue
✨ Thaddaeus Arvie
✨ Josephine Diehl
✨ Jan Jusino
✨ Jennifer Gonzalez
✨ Kanika Blair

Mark your calendars, don your silliest holiday apparel, and get ready for an elfin’ good time! ☃️

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With all the causes and organizations to give to on Giving Tuesday, we are so grateful you chose to give to Fresh Arts. ...
12/01/2023

With all the causes and organizations to give to on Giving Tuesday, we are so grateful you chose to give to Fresh Arts.

With your support, we can continue fulfilling our mission to help Houston Artists succeed and thrive in 2024.

Our general donation page is open all year long. Consider making a tax-deductible donation before the year is over if you haven't already or find other ways to support Fresh Arts at:

🔗 https://fresharts.org/make-a-donation/

We couldn't do it without y'all. ❤️

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The Art of Family: Creatives as Caregivers was a special panel discussion Fresh Arts hosted earlier this month for artis...
11/30/2023

The Art of Family: Creatives as Caregivers was a special panel discussion Fresh Arts hosted earlier this month for artist parents & caregivers to mingle, exchange resources, and share experiences.

So many amazing conversations, insights, and connections were explored that night. Check out a few of the highlights!

Which point resonates with you most?

What additional resources can you share with fellow artist-parents in the comments?

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this event. Special thanks to our guest panelists Candice D'Meza, Brian Ellison, and Julia Barbosa Landois and to Project Rowhouses for hosting us. ❤️

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Want to learn more about Artist INC and what you can gain from it? Join Fresh Arts and our Artist INC Houston facilitato...
11/29/2023

Want to learn more about Artist INC and what you can gain from it? Join Fresh Arts and our Artist INC Houston facilitators, YungChris + Outspoken Bean, in learning What Works!

What Works is a workshop that discusses the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs and speaks directly to artists’ concerns in building sustainable careers. These principles come from working with thousands of artists of all disciplines over several years and are the foundation for the Artist INC program.

We will cover:
✅ Goal setting and planning
✅ Portfolio careers and multiple income streams
✅ Communications strategy
✅ Strategic networking
✅ Financial planning
✅ & Answer your questions!

Register now at:
🔗 https://fresharts.org/event/what-works-workshop-december/

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Introducing: Fresh Arts' 2023 Guide to Local Houston-Made Holiday Gift Shopping 🎁Looking to support local Houston artist...
11/28/2023

Introducing: Fresh Arts' 2023 Guide to Local Houston-Made Holiday Gift Shopping 🎁

Looking to support local Houston artists and small businesses with your gift shopping this holiday season? Look no further. Fresh Arts has got you covered.

Bookmark and refer to this guide all-season-long for the most up-to-date holiday pop-up art markets, local artist gift shops, and more.

Click the link to explore the guide now!
🔗 https://ow.ly/2aRB50Qc87i

DM or comment below to have YOUR favorite local gift shop or holiday market featured! ✨

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