DiverseWorks: Project Freeway Fellowship Program

DiverseWorks: Project Freeway Fellowship Program

DiverseWorks presents the Project Freeway Fellowship Program for artists and creative individuals interested in socially-engaged creative practices. The Project Freeway Fellowship was developed in response to the rapid growth and diversification of the city of Houston and DiverseWorks’ desire to support innovative artists’ projects that engage all Houstonians, especially in neighborhoods outside of the city center. Interested participants must live in the Greater Houston Area and attend all program activities between July 2019 and January 2020.

Throughout this seven-month Fellowship program, Fellows will meet with a diverse roster of artists, activists, and arts professionals to help in the development of artistic strategies that focus on sustaining the arts in the community, advocacy, and social change. This Fellowship supports a practice-based model, with the Fellowship culminating in a site-specific project within each Fellow’s neighborhood.

Two applicants will be selected for this Fellowship. Fellows will each be awarded a $5,000 honorarium with additional support for production and materials.


Application opens:             Saturday, June 1st

Application deadline:         Monday, June 24th

Fellows Announced:         Monday, July 1st

Fellowship Dates:              July 2019 – January 2020

Fellowship Eligibility:

-Individuals and collectives living in the Greater Houston Area are eligible to apply.

-Collectives should submit one application and designate a lead contact.

-Registered full-time students are not eligible.

-Applicant must commit to create and complete their project within their neighborhood.

Fellowship Application Requirements & Instructions:

Please submit via online application a one-page (500 word) description of your proposed project, and its capacity to affect social change in your neighborhood community. When writing your description please be sure to answer the following questions:

-Does the project propose forms of action that engage with people in your neighborhood?

-What is your neighborhood and your perception of the artistic and cultural activities there?

Project Freeway Fellows will be required to attend weekly meetings, as well as provide regular and open communication regarding project status, planned events, timeline changes, and other relevant issues.

You will be asked to submit:

-A 500-word (one page) project narrative that describes your project

-Up to 10 images (jpg or mp4)

-Up to 5 supplemental documents or links (press clips, videos, other writing samples)

-A resume or CV (if applying as a collective, provide one for each member)

Application deadline is 11:59 pm, Monday, June 24th.

Questions? Email M’kina Tapscott, Community Engagement & Project Coordinator at mkina@diverseworks.org.

FreshArts.org is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on FreshArts.org do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007