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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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:
Jun 8, 2019
Cost:
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Time:
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Saturday Time & Price:
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Planetary Dance Houston


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When:
Jun 2, 2019
Cost:
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Time:
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Kid Friendly:
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This event is created mainly for queer latinx and poc to share their poetry or sound art! Other queer people are welcome to join and share, but please be mindful of the space, thank you!

The last days to view the show is May 18th! Wednesday is a great opportunity to check out the show! and enjoy the work of other creatives!

When:
May 15, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
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Singularity: Saturday Night Improv Comedy


Saturday Singularity at Station Theater welcomes the best in live independent improv and sketch comedy from Houston and beyond! All Station Theater shows are BYOB! 

When:
Jun 1, 2019
Street parking is available on Dart Street or in lot immediately adjacent to Station Theater (Formerly Revolution Dojo). Please do not park behind R-Bar across Dart Avenue. That is a private lot and you may be towed. Be mindful when parking in front of area homes as some driveways are difficult to see.General Admission seating. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before showtime. All shows are BYOB. Shows are recommended for 18+ due to possible adult humor. 17 & under are welcome at the discretion of the accompanying adult. Please see our ticket policies at https://www.stationtheater.com/faq.
Cost:
$8 advance purchase; $10 at the door
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
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Houston Classical Guitar Festival and Competition

Houston Classical Guitar Festival Concerts

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Saturday's concert features Joseph Palmer, Gohar Vardanyan, the Festival Guitar Orchestra with Guest Artist Brandi Estwick. Palmer has received over 17 awards from festival around the world, and gives over 50 interatice concerts each year throughout public schools and underserved communities through Austin Classical Guitar. Vardanyan began her guitar studies in Armenia with her father, then earned her music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School. She has taught and toured in Canada, Panama, Italy, Mexico and the U.S. Estwick earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees in vocal performance from Texas Womans University. SHe teaches vocal performance at Collin College and Texas Womans University.
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When:
Jun 14, 2019 to Jun 15, 2019
Cost:
Tickets are sold at the door, children free, students $5, seniors $15, and general admission $20
Time:
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Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 PM children free, students $5, seniors $15, and general admission $20
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Artist INC Presentation Night After Party (NEW DATE)


New date!
Artist INC-Houston Presentation Night
After Party!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9:30pm to Midnight
@ Decatur Bar & Pop-up Factory
2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007


UPDATE:
Due to predicted weather reports of flash flooding, we have rescheduled our Artist INC Houston Presentation Night and the After Party to May 22nd. If you have any questions please contact our team at info@fresharts.org



The presentations are done, and we're thirsty! Come celebrate with Fresh Arts and the 2019 Artist INC graduating class at the exciting and beautiful new bar situated right in the Arts District: Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory. 

Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory is dedicated to supporting Houston’s culinary, cocktail and creative communities by providing a space to cultivate and incubate local talent.


Presenting artists include:
Héctor Arguelles // Emily Arrow // Cuyler Ballenger // Marissa Castillo // Shannon Crider // Tatiana Escallon // Jaime Frugé-Walne // Marsha Glickman // Rachel Gonzales // Nyssa Juneau // Brandon Kafarela // Carla Sue // Joseph Nance // P M Neist // Anthony Pabillano // Miles Payne // Peace // Crystal Rae // Jelisa Jay Robinson // Nicci Sevier-Vuyk // Laura Sprague // Chris Thomas // Caroline Truong // Zulma Vega // Arnea Williams

Artist INC-Houston Spring 2019 Peer Facilitators include Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean, Eepi Chaad, Tami Merrick Moschioni, Nicola Parente, Dominique Royem, and Lori Yuill.



Artist INC Houston is powered by Fresh Arts and is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Additional support for the Artist INC Houston 2019 session has been provided in part by Frost Bank and Art Colony Association.

When:
May 22, 2019
New date!
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:30 pm to 11:59 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
9:30pm-Midnight

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When:
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Street parking is available on Dart Street or in lot immediately adjacent to Station Theater (Formerly Revolution Dojo). Please do not park behind R-Bar across Dart Avenue. That is a private lot and you may be towed. Be mindful when parking in front of area homes as some driveways are difficult to see.General Admission seating. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before showtime. All shows are BYOB. Shows are recommended for 18+ due to possible adult humor. 17 & under are welcome at the discretion of the accompanying adult. Please see our ticket policies at https://www.stationtheater.com/faq.
Cost:
Tickets: $8 advance purchase; $10 at the door
Time:
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Dark Matter featuring Short Form Saturday Night

Come check out Station Theater’s Dark Matter show for a weekly dose of nocturnal entertainment.

Up late? So are we!
Come check out Station Theater’s Dark Matter show for a weekly dose of nocturnal entertainment. Dark Matter features a line-up of local teams performing live comedy improv with scenes and sketches that are only allowed after dark.
It’s late, we’re up to something. Come watch.

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SATURDAY NIGHT SHORT FORM
We want you to spend your Saturday night with Short Form Saturday Night. This fast paced and funny show features short, improvised games that will have you rolling on the floor more than Rocky in all 6 movies. Actually, 8 movies if you count Creed and Creed II, but that can be left up for discussion after the show, shall we? Cast: Conor Farrell, Cassie Randall, Dustin Blanton, Scott Little, Tamara Warton, Jason Rosenberg, Randy Powell, Lisa Beckman, Nick Brownrigg

When:
May 4, 2019
Street parking is available on Dart Street or in lot immediately adjacent to Station Theater (Formerly Revolution Dojo). Please do not park behind R-Bar across Dart Avenue. That is a private lot and you may be towed. Be mindful when parking in front of area homes as some driveways are difficult to see.General Admission seating. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before showtime. All shows are BYOB. Shows are recommended for 18+ due to possible adult humor. 17 & under are welcome at the discretion of the accompanying adult. Please see our ticket policies at https://www.stationtheater.com/faq.
Cost:
Tickets: $8 advance purchase online; $10 at the door
Time:
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