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:

  • 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 portal

 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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Peter and The Wolf at Uptown

Sergei Prokofiev's classic tale comes to life with dance performance by Uptown Dance Company, featuring live music by Sam Houston State University Orchestra.

Step into the whimsical world of “Peter and the Wolf”, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic tale that tells the adventure of Peter and his friends as they capture a wolf. The audience is introduced to each character with a musical theme played by a different instrument of the orchestra, accompanied with original choreography by Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown for each character.

Featuring live music by Sam Houston State University Orchestra.

The performances will take place at Uptown Dance Centre’s black box theater, equipped with great acoustics that is ideal for live music performances.

Mar 1, 2019
7:30 pm
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7:30 $15-$30
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9th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival

The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park

105 Sabine St. 

Houston, Texas 77007


Come join us for our 9th annual Houston Palestinan Festival, April 6th and 7th for an exposure of the Palestinian culture and heritage.


Every year comes with great excitement to embrace a special aspect of Palestine, this year we would like to showcase the cities lost in 1948. 


The Festival will include:

-A new and much larger downtown venue: Water Works at Buffalo Bayou

-An exicting cultural collaboration with Cafe Mawal

-Various Palestinian cuisine from local food vendors

-Cultural music and dance performances from all around Palestine

-Palestinian Pagentry where you watch and learn about Palestinian thobes

-Showcase of a traditional Palestinian wedding

-A new larger kids entertainment section

-A shopping Bazar where you can find Henna tattoos, embroidery, arts, clothing and much more

-And much more live entertainment


The Houston Palestinian Festival is presented by The Palestinian American Cultural Center. Visit for more information.

Apr 6, 2019 to Apr 7, 2019
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Spring Fling

Please join us for a public celebration featuring live music by Hearts of Animals and creative food and drink. The entire building will be open in celebration of the Moody’s spring exhibition program, focusing on ecology and the environment. Like the Moody’s exhibits, the party will be free and open to the public. Don’t miss it - it should be a memorable night!


Visitor parking is available in West Lot 4. Access to this lot is easiest from Campus Entrance #8 on University Boulevard at Stockton Street. You can download university campus maps at



Feb 23, 2019
7:00 pm
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THEY SAY Vol. 4 - Book Release

Iconoclast Artists celebrates the publication of THEY SAY, Vol. 4, the fourth anthology of poetry, written by some of the most creative young poets from Houston and Galveston.

Proceeds from sales of THEY SAY Vol. 4 will support the program through an educational scholarship fund for the students.

Located primarily in the inner city and in the Juvenile Justice system, Iconoclast seeks to nurture improbable friendships that span the boundaries of race, religion, socio-economics and ethnicity and to give the art that emerges a platform. The Iconoclast program consists of a writing program, a performance program, innovative curriculum and a scholarship program.

May 2, 2019
7:00 pm
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Artísticas Fest: Primer Aniversario

Wonky Power Live
3534 Navigation Blvd

Houston, Texas 77003


Time to celebrate one year of Artísticas Fest!

We began with the purpose of celebrating up-and-coming Latina artists and entrepreneurs across HTX - from market vendors to cooks, musicians, dancers, and students in art programs. Latina creatives are making waves with their talents! 

Rica comida, dancing, shopping & celebrating culture! 

But most importantly, we’ll raise money to give back to a student or art program in the community. 


Mar 23, 2019
3:00 pm
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Hiring PT Alley Theatre Fundraising Agents

Alley Theatre Call Center hiring
Alley Theatre OUTBOUND CALLS (no cold calling)


PT - Flexible Hours



another PT job and need to supplement your income?

Students, retired folks or those that need Flex Night hours on top of your
other job/s.

Looking for just a
few FUNDRAISING Talented Agents with  Heart  to Start: ASAP

Here’s what the job is:

-Outstanding Customer Care

-Learn Strategic Marketing/Selling
Techniques Through Language

-Year Round 16 hours/4
Shifts Required minimum TO 24+ hours a week

-Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
& Friday-Saturday 9am-1pm.

-Opportunity for
advancement to become my Assistant and if you
do well you can run your own campaign!!!!

-Average earnings: Base
Plus commission
EQUALS  $11-$17 per hour
just depends on how good you are. Training is involved.

-Cash bonuses for top earners (this depends on your ability to execute best  practices that will be provided in Coaching)

-Being able to take direction and follow direction is key and is

-Complimentary tickets to shows available as a thank you
for your committed work

-Parking Reimbursement
Provided for
those who take direction well and who make required weekly goals.

knowledge of Alley Theatre, its season, and its education programs is a plus!

-Equality and Diversity are welcome
ALWAYS makes the team

-This is a Serious job for Serious, dedicated, reliable lovers of the


We are a nice successful
family that has developed over the past 3-years

We run a Very
Successful room!  Won’t you come join us
in the fun!


SEND YOUR Resume with References IN PDF form to:

Due Date: Apr 15, 2019
Contact Name: lmumford
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Disney's The Lion King Jr. presented by Arrow Liberation Academy

A stellar youth performance based on the Broadway musical adapted from the 1994 Disney animated film.

Arrow Liberation Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School, will proudly present Disney’s “The
Lion King, Jr.” Thursday, March 7, 2019
at 10am
on the campus of Arrow Liberation Academy located at 11600 W.
Airport Blvd. Meadows Place, Texas 77477. The 60-minute musical, designed for
middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed
Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. Arrow’s production, led by Fine Arts
Director Brooke Giles, will feature stellar performances by Liberation
Academy’s Actin’ Up Drama Club and on
stage presentations by the entire student body. Giles states,

“Our young artists are
phenomenal! I certainly knew how tremendously talented they were before
rehearsals began, but The Lion King, Jr. has had a special way of bringing out
the best in us. From students handcrafting beautiful puppets, singing with
voices no one knew they had and transforming into rich, complex characters on
stage, my students have amazed me more than ever. The show by itself is
breathtaking, but audiences will be moved even more as they watch such young
children tell the story with potent beauty”

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a
curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of
adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a
colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat
Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne
and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and
confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion
King JR.
features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata”
and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as
well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.


This is an opportunity other schools, families
and community members don’t want to miss! Performances are open to the public
at Arrow Liberation Academy, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10am. Doors open at
9:30 am. Admission will be a free-will donation.

Mar 7, 2019
Free-will Donation
10:00 am
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"Precious Memories, A One Woman Show" Conceived and Performed by Yunina Barbour-Payne

Stories of community survival among blacks in Appalachia

Seven interviews about one community, "Precious Memories" is a collection of stories based on oral histories that explore Black Appalachian community survival. Performing artist Yunina Barbour-Payne (Louisville, KY) dedicates her life’s work to preserving the history and culture of Black Appalachians through performance while challenging stereotypes about the Appalachian region more generally.

Yunina uses the stage to bring to life stories transferred to her by Black Appalachian community members from South West Virginia and understandings of how stories of community influences ideas about race, class, and place.

This work investigates personal, historic, symbolic, archival and linguistic significance of Black Appalachian contributions. What was so special about Newtown? Where is Newtown today? What was black community life like in Appalachia? Come see "Precious Memories" to see what some say being Black in Appalachia is all about. 

Tickets are free to the public.  BPP invites audience members to donate to the Christiansburg Institute for whom the show is dedicated. 
Mar 1, 2019
7:30 pm
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Arts Connect Community Conversations on Arts Education


Arts Connect is a collective impact initiative seeking to build relationships with our community. We share a vision to realize the tremendous potential of every student by ensuring the arts as essential to a complete education, recognizing that when students prosper, our community thrives.  

You are invited! Join us for a guided conversation to gather insight on: 

How an equitable arts education will look for Houston ISD students

The partnerships and support structures needed to improve arts education delivery 

How to most effectively distribute resources to achieve equity in arts education for students 


All are welcome, particularly K-12 Teachers, Principals, and Administrators, Teaching Artists, Parents, Local Artists, Arts Organization Leaders, and Community Members who want to help shape the future of arts education in Houston. 



Wednesday, February 13th 



Thursday, February 14th 



Thursday, February 14th 



Wednesday, February 20th 

9 am-11am 



Houston Arts Alliance 

3201 Allen Parkway 

Houston, TX 77019 


Interested in participating? Click here or email Kara at to RSVP 

Feb 13, 2019 to Feb 20, 2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 am

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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