Performing Arts

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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Summit Kickoff + Reception


Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by Son Kiss'd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.  


This event is FREE and open to the public.


About the Keynote Presenter:


Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students. Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30PM - 7:00PM, Free

Arts Resource Expo


Arts Resource Expo

Friday, July 19, 2019

12:00-2:00pm


Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards St. - Building entrance #1, Houston, TX 77007


Free and open to the public.



Get in touch with local arts resources! 


Featured organizations and professionals will share their resources in an open networking format. The Arts Resource expo is geared towards artists and other creative entrepreneurs looking to tap into local resources.

 

Powered by Fresh Arts the Arts Resource Expo is hosted in conjunction with the 1st annual Fresh Arts Summit and in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance Disaster Resources Expo & Symposium.

 

Featured organizations:

Glasstire

Fresh Arts

Sawyer Yards

Houston Arts Alliance

Jerry’s Artarama

Higginbotham Insurance

 


Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:

TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood.

Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to ensure their safety in case of emergencies large and small.

HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide.

Galveston Historical Foundation will also be in attendance to share their resources and information.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12Pm = 2PM, Free

Free Concert ft Junior Dixieland Jazz Band


Join us at the Czech Center Museum Houston for a free musical concert featuring the Junior Dixieland Jazz Band!

For those who are unfamiliar, Dixieland also referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz originated in New Orleans. Usually using standard instruments such as the trumpet, clarinet, trombone, horn and much more to complement its sound.

The band will consist of 8 band members ranging from ages 12-19 years old, not including their 2 musical directors.

When:
Jul 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Now Accepting Applications for Houston Choreographers X6

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center created Houston Choreographers X6 for Dance at the J to further opportunities for Houston based choreographers and dancers. For this dance presentation program, choreographers and their work will be selected by application. Six choreographers will be selected to present their creations at a Saturday evening performance Saturday, February 15, 2020. Applications are due now. Artist selection will be announced by August 2019.
Due Date: Aug 10, 2019
Contact Name: Maxine Silberstein
Phone: 713-551-7217
Fee: none
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.

Houston Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It


August 3, 7, 9, 11 at 8:15 PM

“We that are true lovers run into strange capers.”

Adventure! Romance! Mistaken identity! An escape to the Forest of Arden takes lovers and madcaps on a hilarious journey in Houston Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It. Director Stephanie Shine transports audiences into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.  

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. With a donation of
$60 or more, you will receive premium assigned seats for this summer’s free
Houston Shakespeare Festival season at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This free
festival is made possible by the support of Houston community. Contributions
are essential to our existence. We very much appreciate your financial support.
Contact the KGMCA Box Office at (713) 743-3388 to donate today!

Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the
Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours
of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open
one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open
seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.

When:
Aug 3, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Cost:
Free or by Donation
Time:
8:15 pm
General Categories: 

KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls!

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls! KiKi Maroon's Burly Q Lounge is coming to Houston! This evening of Vegas-Style vaudevillian hijinks will transport you to the speakeasy your grandparents never told you about. Hosted by comedienne KiKi Maroon, this burlesque Varie-TEASE show is unlike anything you've ever experienced. 

Visit the website for show dates, tickets, video, and more


When:
Jul 12, 2019
Doors at 8, Show at 9
Cost:
Free $15 General Admission $35 VIP Table
Time:
9:00 pm
General Categories: 

Houston Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar


August 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 at 8:15 PM

“He thinks too much: such men are dangerous”

Julius Caesar returns as a glorious war hero, and the people’s victory celebration spills into the streets. But whispers of opposition grow. Civic duty wrestles with political ambition in Houston Shakespeare Festival’s fast and furious production of Julius Caesar. HSF Artistic Director Jack Young directs this tale of betrayal and secrecy in a contemporary world.  

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. With a donation of
$60 or more, you will receive premium assigned seats for this summer’s free
Houston Shakespeare Festival season at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This free
festival is made possible by the support of Houston community. Contributions
are essential to our existence. We very much appreciate your financial support.
Contact the KGMCA Box Office at (713) 743-3388 to donate today!

Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the
Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours
of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open
one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open
seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.

When:
Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Cost:
Free or by Donation
Time:
3:15 pm to 8:15 pm
General Categories: 

Introduction to Belly Dance Workshop with Sahira


Learn the ancient art of Belly Dance while getting a great low-impact workout! In this introductory class you will learn a bit about the world’s oldest dance and its beautiful and powerful movements.

International performer and instructor Sahira will take you on a journey through the basics of the dance, and even share with you a short routine so you can go home shimmying! Bring a water bottle and a hip scarf if you have one (there will be some provided to borrow).

About the Instructor
Sahira was practically born on stage, having studied music, drama, and dance since the age of two. The musicality instilled within her as a classically trained flautist and singer infuse her dance with a sophisticated quality that is admired by dancers around the globe.

Her extensive training in Middle Eastern as well as Tribal, Modern, and West African dance gives her performances an intense and earth energy that has captivated audiences’ hearts and minds.
When:
Aug 18, 2019
Cost:
$12 in Advance | $16 at the Door
Time:
3:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
3:00 PM-4:30 PM, $12 in Advance | $16 at the Door
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Woyzeck inspired by Georg Buchner

Matt Hune and exciting young writer, Maurielle McGarvey have re-invented Büchner’s 19th century tragedy into a jaw-dropping thriller set in modern suburbia. Performances begin July 17 and continue through August 3 (see schedule).

Rec Room Arts’ 2018/19 season wraps up with the spellbinding adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck. Artistic Director, Matt Hune and exciting young writer, Maurielle McGarvey have re-invented Büchner’s 19th century tragedy into a jaw-dropping thriller set in modern suburbia. Performances begin July 17 and continue through August 3 (see schedule).

Buchner’s achingly powerful tale—based on the real-life case of a mid-1800s German soldier who stabbed his girlfriend in a fit of jealousy—becomes an all-too familiar, yet disturbingly gruesome piece that spirals into the madness and messiness of isolation, technology, proximity, and identity. Rec Room Arts’ Woyzeck is part play, part dance, and part fever dream. This enticing new production is inundated with adolescent anxiety and lays bare the challenges of navigating first love. A summer production that can’t be missed. 
When:
Jul 17, 2019 to Aug 3, 2019
Cost:
Single tickets are now on sale and range from $15 - $40. They can be purchased at the door or online at https://www.recroomarts.org/woyzeck. All shows are downtown at Rec Room, 100 Jackson Street, Houston, TX 77002.
Time:
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $40 for VIP Opening Night Tickets $30 for General
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $40 for VIP Opening Night Tickets $30 for General
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, $40 for VIP Opening Night Tickets $30 for General
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Location:
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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

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