Whether you are an individual  artist or an arts  organization, you can become a member of Fresh Arts and enjoy:

+ Discounts on workshops 

+Ability to apply for Fiscal Sponsorship

+ Discounts from local partner businesses like and Skyline Art Services 

+ Discounted entry to our special events 


fiscal sponsor  is a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other professional development and administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects. 

In other words, they 
help you to fundraise like a non-profit without the administrative burden.

Your friendly local


Art Colony Association

BB&T Bank

The Brown Foundation

Frost Bank

The City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance

Houston Endowment, Inc.

Houston First Corporation

Mid-America Arts Alliance

National Endowment for the Arts

Silver Street Studios

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Deal Company

The Fairbanks Family Fund

The Richard M Fairbanks Foundation  

Our professional development curriculum for artists and arts organizations is  supported by the
National Endowment 
for the Arts.
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Volunteer with Fresh Arts at WHAM!
by Fresh Arts
Deadline: November 12

Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market
It's that time of year again where we host our annual Winter Holiday Art Market (Nov 16-18, 2018), affectionately known as WHAM! If you haven't heard, this year is our final year of WHAM, so we'd like to go out with a bang!
*But we can't do it without volunteers like YOU!*

Volunteers will help with various shifts & tasks, before, during, and after the WHAM festivities (November 16-18). 


Regional Touring Program
By Mid-America Arts Alliance
Deadline: Rolling

Artistic Innovations grants support the creation of innovative new work by artists working in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.The Regional Touring Program (RTP) provides support for regional presenting organizations to showcase the work of artists from outside their home states.

Touring artists must come from outside your state but within M-AAA's service region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Organizations must be a 501(c)3 not-for-profit or a governmental or tribal entity. Presenters may book artists in any discipline and grants require a complementary arts activity (a class, performance, or other) that precedes a public performance.

Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline at any point during M-AAA's fiscal year, which is July 1-June 30. Grants are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, until the allocation for each state is gone.

Application Deadline: Rolling

The Houston Artadia Fellowship
by Artadia
Deadline: December 9, 2018 // 6:00 PM CST

Artadia, a national visual arts non-profit organization that awards grants to individual artists across the country, announced recently the launch of its new Houston Artadia Fellowship, an award open to immigrant and refugee artists living and working in the Greater Houston area.

The award is designed to help connect these artists with the city and the country's larger art community: In addition to giving fellows a $2,000 unrestricted honorarium, the program will pair them with an artist mentor from the organization's pool of past Artadia awardees.

After working with their mentors, during which the fellows will meet with others in the community about their work, the fellows will give a presentation of their work "to Houston's art community, including artists, collectors, dealers, critics, curators and arts professionals."

Application Deadline: December 9, 2018 // 6:00 PM CST 

Krampus Karnival Group Art Show
by Thorn & Moon Magickal Market
Deadline: November 15

A curated, one-night group art show featuring the work of the theme of Krampus, or the darker side of the holidays (Krampus, Perchta, Grinch, Nightmare Before Christmas, etc) In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon", who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

The Thorn & Moon Magickal Market is very successful monthly pop-up event that has been happening every month since Dec 2017 and has grown to draw of 500+ patrons each month. Vendors always go home happy! This is a magnificent opportunity to have your artwork seen and sold within Houston's eclectic occult community.

Submission Deadline: November 15


Call For Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2019
By Art Colony Association
Deadline: December 2, 2018 // 12:00 AM

ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. Entering its 48th year in 2019, ACA has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world.

Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit at the 2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. Cash prizes are awarded for "Best in Show", second and third place, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for "Best Booth" and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement.

Deadline: December 2, 2018 // 12:00 AM


The Hopper Prize
Nov. 13
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Awesome Foundation Grant
Craft Emergency Relief Fund Emergency Grant
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Emergency Grant
Hearst Foundation
Japan Foundation

JoMar Visions
Nov. 12
DanceSource Houston
Mind The Gap
Dec. 1
Studio 303 - RLD
Looking for Artisan Goods to sell
Dec. 1

Mercury Houston
Nov. 30
Hits Theatre
PT Development Assistant
Nov. 30

The New Orleans Writers' Residency
Nov. 26


Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.