Performance Art

Request for Proposals: Immersive Art Installations at The Fresh Arts Glow Ball Gala 2019

Do you have an art concept that you would like to bring to life at the Fresh Arts Glow Ball gala? Please read the Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines before applying.

  • Submittable URL:  http://bit.ly/RFPglowball

  • Submission Deadline:11:59pm on Monday, February 11, 2019

  • Budget:$1,000 (including design, fabrication, installation)

  • Five (5) proposals will be selected

  • Opportunity is open to:Houston-area artists/creatives of all disciplines from emerging to established. Previous experience in art installations is not required, but preferred. Individuals as well as artist collectives or teams are welcome to apply. All applicants MUST be over the age of 21 and live within a 50-mile radius of Houston.

  • Applicable art forms include, but are not limited to: projections, site-specific installations, and/or performances that create interactive experiences.




Request for Proposals: 

Immersive Art Installations at The Fresh Arts Glow Ball Gala 2019


Fresh Arts is seeking proposals from artists, creatives, or collectives to create five (5) works of art to be showcased at the Fresh Arts Glow Ball gala held on Friday, March 29, 8pm – Midnight and during a public pop-up event on Saturday, March 30, 11am – 5pm. Proposals should incorporate visual elements relating to the “Glow Ball” theme which is open to creative interpretation. Glow theme elements may include, but are not limited to use of neon colors, exploring luminescence and things that glow or involve blacklights, a play on the 80s GLOW wrestling show, etc. Works that create an immersive art experience are preferred. 

 

A total of five (5) proposals will be selected. The selected artists will each receive $1,000 to complete the project, including design, materials, equipment rental, site preparation, and installation.


Artworks/Installations are to be loaded in and installed on Thursday, March 28. Installation must be completed no later than Noon on Friday, March 29 with deinstallation taking place Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 5:30-midnight. Please review the project timeline for more details.

 

The deadline for applications to be received is 11:59pm on Monday, February, 11, 2019. All applications must be submitted through the provided Submittable portalhttp://bit.ly/RFPglowball

 Applicants will be notified of their status onFriday, February 15, 2018 by 5pm. Please do not call for results.



About the Glow Ball gala

Fresh Arts is pleased to announce our Annual Gala fundraiser, the Glow Ball on Friday, March 29 from 8pm – 12am at Silver Street Studios. The Glow Ball experience will culminate with a pop-up event the following day on Saturday, March 30 from 11am–5pm. 

 

Houston’s biggest artistic party supports the professional development of our community’s vibrant, passionate creatives, raising key funding needed to continue work in strengthening the Houston arts community by supporting the artists who create it. Thus, Fresh Arts leverages the gala as a platform to showcase a wide range of Houston’s artistic talent through performances, live painters, a silent art auction, and wild costumes.

 

Funds raised from the Glow Ball support Fresh Arts and the development of professional skill-building opportunities for local artist entrepreneurs.  It also supports programming to gain new audiences for rising artists, designers, performers and makers for the benefit of the Houston community.  



View the 2018 gala photos HERE.

 



 

Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines

 

Artist Eligibility

-Open to artists/creatives of all disciplines.

-Artist collectives or creative teams are welcome to apply.

-Artist(s) must live with a 50-mile radius of Houston.

-Artist(s) must be over the age of 21.

-Previous experience in art installations is not required, but preferred.

-Applicable art forms include, but are not limited to, projections, site-specific installations, and/or performances that create interactive experiences.


Project Guidelines

The selected works will be located indoors at the Silver Street Studios event space which is a 20,000 sq. ft open warehouse with concrete floors, metal sheeting walls, and 26 ft high open beam ceilings. 

Each art installation must encompass a space that is 10’ to 15' wide x 10’ deep with no height restrictions. 

Artists will have access to electrical wall outlets, a scissor lift (signed waiver required to operate), and downlighting will be made available, if needed, to better highlight the artwork/space. All other lighting elements and structures, including design, fabrication, and installation and breakdown are the artist’s responsibility.

Additionally, Fresh Arts will provide:

-Prominent signage with the artist’s name and bio

-Marketing and promotion of the artist’s participation through social media, email blasts, and placement on the Fresh Arts website

-(4) complimentary tickets to the Glow Ball gala (a $400 value)

-A 1-year Fresh Arts Membership (a $65 value)

-$1,000 project stipend (includes design, fabrication, installation and materials) 

 


Criteria for Selection

Proposals that integrate the following elements will be preferred:

-Fits with the Glow Ball theme

-Shows well in both day and night

-Suitable for indoor display

-Soundly and professionally constructed 

-Appropriate for viewing by visitors of all ages

-Works that creative interactive experiences are preferred

-Cross-disciplinary and/or multimedia collaborative efforts are encouraged 


Project Timeline

Applications open                               Monday, January 21

Applications due                                 Monday, February 11 by 11:59pm

Selected Artists notified                     Friday, February 15 by 5pm

Artist Agreement signed                    Wednesday, February 20

50% Payment                                       Friday, February 22

Installation period                               Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29

Balance Payment                               Upon completion of installation

Installations complete                       No later than Noon on Friday, March 29

Event times                                         Friday, March 29, 8pm – Midnight 

                                                  and Saturday, March 30, 11am – 5pm

Deinstallation                                      Saturday, March 30, 5:30pm – 11:59pm

 

Artist Responsibilities

-Artists are responsible for both the installation and the deinstallation of their work.


-Additionally, artists are responsible for materials and all elements of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of their installation for the entire duration of the event period. Fresh Arts is not responsible for any damage or losses to an installation during the event.


-Artists must allow Fresh Arts to publish videos or images of the installation process, in addition to advertised photography of people interacting with the installed art through the event period. Promotion of the installed works will be provided by Fresh Arts with appropriate attribution to the artist(s).

 

How to apply

Submit the following information and materials via the Submittable application portal no later than Monday, February 11 by 11:59pm CT 


-Artist/Team info

          -General contact info

          -Names and bios of all participants (250 words or less per bio)

          -Websites, social media links

          -Description of Qualifications + Past Experience

-Detailed Project Description that addresses the following:

          -Overall vision for the project

          -How will you incorporate the Glow theme?

          -Other themes or images presented in your proposed work

-Describe your qualifications for this project

          -Relevant experience with art installations including type, location(s) and length of display

          -Other notable experiences, awards, etc.

-A basic construction or installation plan that includes

          -Method for assembly or construction

          -Dimensions of any structures

          -Electrical or technical specifics

          -Materials and tools used

-Attachments should include:

          -Photos of past work or installations

          -Provide a sketch, photo, or rendering of the proposed art installation. The more visual 

           representations you can provide, the better.

          -Image list with descriptions



About Fresh Arts

Fresh Arts mission is to champion local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.

Our programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by complementing their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences. We achieve this through resource sharing, skill building initiatives and through our artist-centered communities’ programs.

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Project Row Houses Celebrates Round 49 Penumbras: Sacred Geometries Closing


Project
Row Houses Courtyard

2521
Holman Street

Houston,
TX 77004


Project Row Houses (PRH) will celebrate the closing of Round
49: Penumbras: Sacred Geometries with
a party on Sunday, June 9, 2019. In keeping with the Round theme, the closing
party will feature live music from a Latin Jazz band, as well as street food
and drinks inspired by the Afro-Latin Diaspora. Third Ward chef Shakti Baum of
Etta’s Kitchen will be leading culinary efforts for the event.

Round 49 was co-curated by PRH Curator and Programs Director
Ryan N. Dennis and cultural practitioner William Cordova. The Round explores
the ideology of sacred geometries to form structures and landscapes that allude
to the body, intent and consciousness. Curated in connection with the Latino
Art Now! Conference, the Round 49 installations brought attention to Houston’s
Afro-Latino diaspora.

 Exhibiting artists include: Yanira Collado (Dominican
Republic), Leticia Contreras (Afromexican), Aramis O’Reilly (Cuba), Charo Oquet
(Dominican Republic), Onajide Shabaka (United States), Juana Valdez (Cuba). In
conjunction with Round 49, MacArthur genius grant recipient Okwui Okpokwasili
and Peter Born utilized one of the Art Houses for their installation titled Sitting on a Man’s Head.

 

When:
Jun 9, 2019
Cost:
35
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
6 - 9 PM & Tickets are $35 per person
Location:

Dance & Movement Classes (Stepping Into Independence)


Join us for a 8 week instructional dancing course every Wednesday starting from July 3rd, 10 AM to August 21st.

BABY BALLET  
Course Description: Introduction to dance basics including rhythm, posture and movement to music in a fun nurturing atmosphere.

Age: (19 mo-2.5 years old)

Duration: 45 Minute-Parent & Child Class 

INTRO TO BALLET
Course Description: Children learn Ballet basics and working in a group  environment without parents, they will also learn creative movement and musicality including basic arm and feet positions.

Age:  (2.5 to 4 years old)

Duration: 45 minutes 

Dress Code:  Footless tights and fun ballet wear, ballet slippers are not required, barefoot preferred!  
When:
Jul 3, 2019
Cost:
$160
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Field Day Houston 2019


New works in progress by six of Houston’s hottest artists will be showcased at Field Day on Saturday, May 4, at 7pm at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. This professionally produced evening features a modern dance performance by Adam Castaneda; dance, spoken word, and visual art by Uwazi Zamani; Kalpana Subbarao will perform Kathak, an Indian classical dance with Flamenco; Ayan Felix will perform a new dance work; Maggie Lasher will perform a buugeng dance solo; Tom Yeager will share an aural story. Core Dance, The Field NYC, and Dance Source Houston present Field Day annually.

When:
May 4, 2019
Cost:
$7
Time:
7:00 pm

SUMMER CRASH COURSE - KING OF TRASHTOPIA

Contact Name:
Arnout Krediet

SUMMER CRASH COURSE - KING OF TRASHTOPIA

The July 2019 summer crash course will be shaped around the theme 'King of Trashtopia'. In our times
people are
 floating around
the world desperately in search for a place to live. 
Simultaneously plastic finds it's way to clump
together in our oceans 
vortices forming unclaimed islands and ignored waste
lands. 
Can these great
manmade tragedies give direction to divide and use our planet?

 All creative spirits, artists, philosophers,
environmentalists, engineers, 
architects, and designers are welcome to join us in
our Barcelona art 
school for the month of July. Our approach to the
theme is very open, 
all artistic
ideas are welcome! 

On the 25th of July, your ideas will be exhibited in
our gallery and show the views of a new artistic generation.

 Dates: 1-26 July (exhibition on 25 July)

Price: €970 (optional Spanish classes, 2 x 2
hours/week for €90 extra)

Disaster Preparedness Workshop


Dance Source Houston and Houston Arts Alliance are partnering to offer a free workshop, exclusively for the dance community, to assist with the overwhelming task of preparing for a future disaster. While we hope for it never to happen, we know there will be unforeseen natural and manmade emergencies ahead and now is the time to prepare. This workshop will provide tools to help you protect your audiences, avoid losses, demystify insurance coverage, address storing assets in the cloud, and more.

The workshop will be held Thursday, April 25th at 2pm in the Houston Arts Alliance Gallery located at 3201 Allen Parkway, and will be facilitated by Ellen Korpar, a nationally recognized nonprofit disaster preparation expert. Please RSVP by Friday, April 19 to reserve a seat for your organization at this workshop.

When:
Apr 25, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm

6 Pianos "In Surround Sound"

The 6-Piano Project is coming to Houston on May 4th, where YOU (the audience) sits in the middle of six pianos for an immersive, surround-sound experience. And for a good cause!

The 6-Piano Project is coming to Houston on May 4th, where YOU (the audience) sits in the middle of six pianos for an immersive, surround-sound experience.  And for a good cause!  After the concert, the pianos are donated to lower income schools in the surrounding areas.  Complimentary beverages provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewery, Virtuoso Wine and Spirits and Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. #TXWhiskey


Date: Saturday, May 4th

Time:  Doors @ 6:30 : Show 7-9pm

Location:  Art Alley at Sawyer Yards

Cost:  Suggested Donation at the door (proceeds go towards donating and restoring of pianos)


Videos of 6 Piano Project

- Performance (San Antonio): https://youtu.be/faL5hKSoX2Y

- Performance (Barcelona): https://youtu.be/Jg5BGqwe3mA

- Doc:  https://youtu.be/Y7Wd68si5yI


Opening acts TBA:  

- "Porz Goret by Yann Tiersen performed by Lily Gavalas

- "Dream" by John Cage performed by Brent Baldwin

- Music performed from Daniela Riojas - danielariojas.com

- Solo Piano by Jesse Delgadillo - www.jessedavidmusic.comt



"The 6-Piano Project will be a collaboration between Nathan Felix and Sawyer Yards in Houston. For this event, Felix will collect and restore pianos via Craigslist or by donation.  Then on May 4th 2019, the Houston community will be invited to enjoy an evening of music performed on these restored pianos, concluding with Felix’s compositions specifically written for six pianos in which the audience will sit in the middle of the performance space with each piano strategically positioned along the walls, creating a surround sound experience. After the concert, the pianos are donated to lower income schools in the surrounding areas


After living in Los Angeles, Felix realized the importance and value of the ‘arts’ in community integration. With that in mind, he took to creating a performance to not only involve the community, but benefit it as well. The idea is to collect six pianos that are considered “trash” to some and convert them into “treasures” for others. The restored pianos will be used in a night of performances by Houston artists, and concluding with Felix’s six piano composition where the audience sits center to the strategic positioning of pianos creating a surround-sound experience.


Felix introduced the 6 Piano Project concert series in the Rundberg neighborhood (a neighborhood overlooked in terms of arts events) in North Austin, TX in November of 2015 and has since produced the project in San Antonio (2016), Barcelona (2017) and Melbourne (2017). Felix hopes this ongoing project will contribute to the community by providing resources for a new generation of artists/musicians."


When:
May 4, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Brotherhood: In Conversation on Contemporary Black Dance

at Mystic Lyon

The
Pilot Dance Project and Mystic Lyon are pleased to present a
discussion on contemporary black dance with an intimate reception to
follow for Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This event
will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm at Mystic Lyon in the
historic Fifth Ward at 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.


From
artist Orlando Zane Hunter Jr:
The
piece that we will be collaborating on is a work that I’m writing
as a short story and bringing it into a live movement experience. We
like to work with a concept we are calling Afro-neo narratives. This
is a understanding we are learning and experiencing. Having the
control to tell the stories of past present and future with a focus
on healing. Having the liberty of black imaginative space to tie time
and space using focused energy to tell stories and mythologies that
someone may never heard of or has, has an affect on viewer who never
get to see themselves in a particular light. I’m excited to share
with the Houston community.


Conversation
with the Artists:

Date/Time:
April 13, 7-9pm

Location:
Mystic Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020

FREE


Upcoming Performance:

The
Pilot Dance Project continues its spring season with a special
collaboration with Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This
critically acclaimed collective will set a new evening-length work on
the Pilot Dance Project. Hawa (The Ride) will make its world
premiere at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). This
project is made possible by a City's Initiative grant from the City
of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


Date:
April 19 - 21, 2019

Performance
Time: 8pm and 5pm (on April 21 only)

Location:
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox One

Tickets:
$15 presale; $20 at-the-door

www.matchouston.org


Hawa
(The Ride)
is
a contemporary myth, embodied in the characters of two horsemen,
“Jacko” and “Cavalier Spirit.” Referencing West African
cosmologies and urban cowboy practices the work takes up Black
masculinity and the politics of adornment as source material for a
creative fashioning of the future self. Through the use of short
story and multimedia, this is an Afro-neo narrative of resilience,
discovery, and transformation.


Brother(hood)
Dance!

is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to inform its audiences on the
socio-political and environmental injustices from a global
perspective, bringing clarity to the same-gender-loving
African-American experience in the 21st century. Brother(hood)
Dance! was formed in April 2014 as a duo that research, create and
perform dances of freedom by Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo
Valentine. They have performed their works at FiveMyles, Center for
Performance Research, B.A.A.D! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance),
VCU-The Grace Street Theater, DraftWork at St. Marks Church, JACK,
Movement Research at Judson Church, Colby College, Denmark Arts
Center and other venues.


Mystic
Lyon

s
pecializes
in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is an
artist-instigated space located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and
Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In
addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly
organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound
sessions, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward
Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of
Commerce.


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The
Pilot Dance Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with
the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative
dance, theater, and visual art. 

When:
Apr 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7-9pm FREE
Location:
Event Type: 

Brotherhood: In Conversation on Contemporary Black Dance

Contact Name:
Emily Sloan
Contact Phone:
7135821198

The
Pilot Dance Project and Mystic Lyon are pleased to present a
discussion on contemporary black dance with an intimate reception to
follow for Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This event
will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm at Mystic Lyon in the
historic Fifth Ward at 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.


From
artist Orlando Zane Hunter Jr:
The
piece that we will be collaborating on is a work that I’m writing
as a short story and bringing it into a live movement experience. We
like to work with a concept we are calling Afro-neo narratives. This
is a understanding we are learning and experiencing. Having the
control to tell the stories of past present and future with a focus
on healing. Having the liberty of black imaginative space to tie time
and space using focused energy to tell stories and mythologies that
someone may never heard of or has, has an affect on viewer who never
get to see themselves in a particular light. I’m excited to share
with the Houston community.


Conversation
with the Artists:

Date/Time:
April 13, 7-9pm

Location:
Mystic Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020

FREE


The
Pilot Dance Project continues its spring season with a special
collaboration with Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This
critically acclaimed collective will set a new evening-length work on
the Pilot Dance Project. Hawa (The Ride) will make its world
premiere at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). This
project is made possible by a City's Initiative grant from the City
of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


Date:
April 19 - 21, 2019

Performance
Time: 8pm and 5pm (on April 21 only)

Location:
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox One

Tickets:
$15 presale; $20 at-the-door

www.matchouston.org


Hawa
(The Ride)
is
a contemporary myth, embodied in the characters of two horsemen,
“Jacko” and “Cavalier Spirit.” Referencing West African
cosmologies and urban cowboy practices the work takes up Black
masculinity and the politics of adornment as source material for a
creative fashioning of the future self. Through the use of short
story and multimedia, this is an Afro-neo narrative of resilience,
discovery, and transformation.


Brother(hood)
Dance!

is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to inform its audiences on the
socio-political and environmental injustices from a global
perspective, bringing clarity to the same-gender-loving
African-American experience in the 21st century. Brother(hood)
Dance! was formed in April 2014 as a duo that research, create and
perform dances of freedom by Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo
Valentine. They have performed their works at FiveMyles, Center for
Performance Research, B.A.A.D! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance),
VCU-The Grace Street Theater, DraftWork at St. Marks Church, JACK,
Movement Research at Judson Church, Colby College, Denmark Arts
Center and other venues.


Mystic
Lyon

s
pecializes
in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is an
artist-instigated space located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and
Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In
addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly
organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound
sessions, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward
Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of
Commerce.


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* *


The
Pilot Dance Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with
the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative
dance, theater, and visual art. 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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