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.
Learn about our past and upcoming professional development workshops  at

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by Fresh Arts
Deadline: Open until spots are filled 

Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails beneficiary program is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00 PM happy hour at Boheme CafĂ© & Wine Bar. 

Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. The featured organization receives 10% of all drink sales within the 5:00-8:00PM time frame. 

The following dates are still available: September 20th, November 29th, December 6th & December 20th. If you are interested in raising money for your art project or organization, apply today!


Retablos 31: CALL FOR ARTISTS!
by MECA & Lawndale Art Center
Deadline: October 1, 2018 

MECA is pleased to announce Retablos31 - an annual silent auction fundraiser and exhibition of retablos celebrating the tradition of devotional painting, presented in collaboration with Lawndale Art Center. For this exhibition MECA invites artists from the Houston community to create original works of art following the tradition of devotional retablo making. 

HAA - Festival Grant
by Houston Arts Alliance
Deadline: September 24, 2018 // 5:30 PM 

The Festival Grant program provides support of up to $10k to fund art festivals or art components of cultural festivals. 

Festivals are defined as a special events that are periodic (often annual) occur within a limited period of time, feature varied and curated programs, and have a unifying theme or special focus. Activities are inclusive and accessible for all.  Festivals can present various performing, visual and folk arts or could be specific to a particular artistic discipline. 

Collaborative efforts leveraging the strength and knowledge of multiple organizations and maximizing the potential audience are highly encouraged.  

Application deadline: September 24, 2018 5:30 PM 


BAMSA Speaks Roundtable: The Future of the Arts
by Blaffer Art Museum  Student Association
Date: September 20, 2018 // 4:00 - 6:00 PM 

Join BAMSA for their third BAMSA Speaks "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Where Is Art Now and Where Are We Going?" when they will take an evening to engage in an open and thought-provoking dialogue. 

What does the current art scene look like in Houston, on the national scale, and what direction they will take in the future? 

Attending the Roundtable/Workshop is Rick Lowe, Founder of Project Row Houses, Sixto Wagan, Director for Art and Social Engagement at UH, Ashley Dehoyos, Assistant Curator at DiverseWorks, and Tyler Blackwell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow. 

The Idea Fund Oct. 29
Let Creativity Happen!
Nov. 5
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Awesome Foundation Grant
Pollock-Krasner  Foundation Grant
Craft Emergency Relief Fund Emergency Grant
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Emergency Grant
Hearst Foundation Grants for Individuals and Organizations

Gulf Coast Magazine
Sept. 15
Texas A&M University Student Services Building
Sept. 22
The Bennett Prize Sept. 28
Spring Street Studios
Call to Artists | TANK Space
Sept. 30
Landing Theatre Company New American Voices Play Reading Series
Sept. 30
Texas Contemporary 2018 Contemporary and modern art fair
Oct. 4

Houston Arts Alliance Sept. 15
Writespace September Workshops Various dates in Sept.
TXRX Labs September Workshops
Diverse class offering including woodworking, sewing, laser cutting, safety, welding and DIY Various dates in Sept.


Theatre Under the Stars
Apollo Chamber Players
Administrative Coordinator

Fall 2018 Internships at HCCC
Sept. 15

Vermont Studio Center
Oct. 1
Estudio Nomada Barcelona/ Spanish winter Getaway
Oct. 19



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