Professional Development

Lawndale Undergrad Call for Internship

Call for undergrad and recent grad applicants for Spring 2019 Lawndale internship program!

General Summary
Lawndale seeks interns to assist the staff with tasks such as assistance with exhibition installation,
research and archiving, special events, and daily activities associated with gallery
administration. Preference is given to individuals currently enrolled in junior or senior level
undergraduate studio art degree programs, and recent graduates - within one year of graduation.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Commit to a 6 month internship and adhere to a set schedule
(4 hour blocks of time, 2-3 times a week)
- Be responsible, punctual, detail oriented, and comfortable working independently
- Enjoy attending and being present as a representative of Lawndale for events and workshops
(may include night events)
- Possess strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel
- Perform routine office administration tasks
- Perform miscellaneous gallery duties as needed - painting, equipment organization, etc...
- Have reliable access to your own transportation

Location
Interns will report to Lawndale on a regular schedule for 6 months at 4912 Main Street.

Physical Requirements
Due to the varied tasks associated with operating an art gallery, the following physical activities may be required: climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing/pulling, and lifting (approx 20lbs).

Compensation
Interns will receive a stipend totaling $650.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to:
Lauren Lohman
Administrative Coordinator
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
When:
Feb 1, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
(All day)
General Categories: 

What Works Workshop (espanol)


"WHAT WORKS?" WORKSHOP (in Spanish)

Want to learn more about What Works for artists to create sustainable careers? 

Martes 8 de enero de 2019 / 6:30 - 8:00pm*
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003 

GRATIS y abierto a artistas de todas las disciplinas (requiere inscripción)


Únase a Fresh Arts y GONZO247 para un taller gratuito y una introducción al programa de Artist INC-HOUSTON. En el "Taller de What Works", compartiremos estudios de casos de artistas sobre "What Works / What Doesn't" para que los artistas participando en el taller crean carreras sostenibles y discutan los comportamientos comunes de los empresarios de artistas exitosos y los prepare para aplicarlo a su propia práctica artística.

El taller incluye discusión de:
 * Establecimiento de objetivos y planificación
 * Carreras profesionales
 * Múltiples fuentes de ingresos
 * y un resumen del programa Artist INC

Los últimos 30 minutos del taller están dedicados a la audiencia, así que traiga sus preguntas. Los asistentes recibirán el libro de trabajo "What Works" que desafía a artistas comenzar a identificar sus metas y a elaborar un plan después del taller.



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE + REGISTRATION:


Join us before the workshop for Networking + Cocktails: 
6:15-6:45

Registration/Check-in:  6:30-6:45pm
Presentation + Q&A:  6:45-8:00pm





WORKSHOP LOCATION:


@ Talento Bilingue de Houston (TBH)
333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003
(MAP)








ABOUT ARTIST INC:

First launched in Kansas City, Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lecture. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 800 regional artists. 
 
Artist INC seminars provide a host of benefits to artists of all disciplines through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks to develop their entrepreneurial skill and strengthen their artistic practice. Artists gain:
* Skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law, and technology;
* Increased knowledge and the ability to access local and national art business resources;
* Strategic planning for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; 
* Long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.


Sound like a program you want to be involved in? 
Interested Artist INC Houston participants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online HEREThe deadline is January 11, 2019.


THANK YOU TO OUR WORKSHOP SPONSORS:
Talento Bilingue de Houston
Dripping Springs Vodka


When:
Jan 8, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Cocktails + networking: 6:15, Presentation begins at 6:45pm.

What Works Workshop

A free workshop to learn about "What Works" for artists to create sustainable careers, plus an intro to the Artist INC-Houston program.

"WHAT WORKS?" WORKSHOP

Want to learn more about What Works for artists to create sustainable careers? 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003 

Session 1:  5:00 - 6:30pm
Session 2:  6:30 - 8:00pm*

*Session 2 will be hosted predominantly in Spanish!

FREE and open to artists of all disciplines (Registration required)


Join Fresh Arts and GONZO247 for a free workshop and introduction into the cutting edge program Artist INC-HOUSTON.  In the “What Works Workshop”, we will share case studies from working artists about "What Works/What Doesn't" for artists to create sustainable careers and discuss the common behaviors of successful artists’ entrepreneurs and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.  

 The workshop includes discussion of:
Goal setting and planning
Portfolio careers
Multiple income streams
and an overview of the Artist INC program 

The last 30 minutes of the workshop is dedicated to audience needs, so bring your questions. Attendees will receive the What Works Workbook that challenges you to begin identifying your goals and crafting a plan following the workshop. 

This FREE What Works workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC Live and kicks off ARTIST INC-HOUSTON 2019 (application now open).  Interest in the program is not required to attend the free workshop. 

Note: 
This is an encore presentation of the What Works Workshop held on Wed, December 18.




WORKSHOP SCHEDULE + REGISTRATION:


Registration/Check-in: 5:00-5:15pm
Presentation + Q&A:  5:15-6:15pm


******
Networking + Cocktails: 6:15-6:45
Open to all workshop attendees.

******

Registration/Check-in:  6:30-6:45pm
Presentation + Q&A:  7:45-8:00pm





WORKSHOP LOCATION:


@ Talento Bilingue de Houston (TBH)
333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003
(MAP)








ABOUT ARTIST INC:

First launched in Kansas City, Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lecture. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 800 regional artists. 
 
Artist INC seminars provide a host of benefits to artists of all disciplines through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks to develop their entrepreneurial skill and strengthen their artistic practice. Artists gain:
* Skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law, and technology;
* Increased knowledge and the ability to access local and national art business resources;
* Strategic planning for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; 
* Long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.


Sound like a program you want to be involved in? 
Interested Artist INC Houston participants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online HEREThe deadline is January 11, 2019.


THANK YOU TO OUR WORKSHOP SPONSORS:
Talento Bilingue de Houston
Dripping Springs Vodka
When:
Jan 8, 2019
Cost:
Free with Registration
Time:
5:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
5-6:30 & 6:30-8, FREE with Registration

What Works Workshop

A free workshop to learn about "What Works" for artists to create sustainable careers, plus an intro to the Artist INC-Houston program.

"WHAT WORKS?" WORKSHOP

Want to learn more about What Works for artists to create sustainable careers? 

Wednesday, December 18, 2018
6:00-7:30pm
@ Winter Street Studios Gallery
2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 

FREE and open to artists of all disciplines (registration required)

Join Fresh Arts and Artist INC facilitator Outspoken Bean for a free workshop and introduction into the cutting edge program Artist INC-HOUSTON.  In the “What Works Workshop”, we will share case studies from working artists about "What Works/What Doesn't" for artists to create sustainable careers and discuss the common behaviors of successful artists’ entrepreneurs and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.  

 The workshop includes discussion of:
Goal setting and planning
Portfolio careers
Multiple income streams
and an overview of the Artist INC program 

The last 30 minutes of the workshop is dedicated to audience needs, so bring your questions. Attendees will receive the What Works Workbook that challenges you to begin identifying your goals and crafting a plan following the workshop. 

This FREE What Works workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC Live and kicks off ARTIST INC-HOUSTON 2019 (application now open).  Interest in the program is not required to attend the free workshop. 

Note: 
There will be an encore presentation of the What Works Workshop on Tuesday, January 8 at Talento Bilingue de Houston. 



WORKSHOP REGISTRATION:

This workshop is FREE and open to artists of all mediums and disciplines.


Seating is limited and advance registration is required.



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:


Registration + Networking:  6:00-6:20pm
Presentation:  6:20-7:20pm
Q&A:  7:20-7:30pm




WORKSHOP LOCATION:




@ Winter Street Studios Gallery
2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 
(MAP)




ABOUT ARTIST INC:

First launched in Kansas City, Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lecture. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 800 regional artists. 
 
Artist INC seminars provide a host of benefits to artists of all disciplines through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks to develop their entrepreneurial skill and strengthen their artistic practice. Artists gain:
* Skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law, and technology;
* Increased knowledge and the ability to access local and national art business resources;
* Strategic planning for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; 
* Long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.


Sound like a program you want to be involved in? 
Interested Artist INC Houston participants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online HEREThe deadline is January 11, 2019.


THANK YOU TO OUR WORKSHOP SPONSORS:
Winter Street Studios
Dripping Springs Vodka

When:
Dec 19, 2018
Cost:
FREE with Registration
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
Doors open at 6pm. Program begins promptly at 6:20pm.

CREATIVE CAPITAL AWARD INFO SESSION - HOUSTON

Hosted by Art League Houston and DiverseWorks

DiverseWorks and Art League Houston are co-hosting a Creative Capital Award Info Session, at Art League, on Monday, December 17 at 7 pm.

Note: Capacity is limited and entrance is on a first come, first served basis; pre-registration is requested. If you can’t make this Info Session, Creative Capital will host a series of online sessions. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-capital-award-application-info-ses...

Learn how artists can apply for Creative Capital funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $50,000.

Creative Capital staff will present an overview of their program and answer questions about the application process, the type of work they support, and how to apply. The session is free and open to the public—artists in all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

The next application round opens on February 1, 2019.

ABOUT CREATIVE CAPITAL

Creative Capital was founded on the belief that artists are exceptional innovators and thought leaders who, with the proper financial and advisory support, can change the world. Their pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 642 groundbreaking artists. 

When:
Dec 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, free
Location:

She's A Sweet Heart but That Girl is For Sale

Live Social Art Showcase

It is a privilege to invite you to participate at the 5th Annual Jamerson Art Exhibition by buying an exhibition stall, each stall costs $20,000 and an usher will be assigned to you for the duration of the Exhibition. This event will be held at 11503 Gladefield Drive Houston, texas 77099, from the 23rd to the 24th of June 2018. The exhibit will begin at 10:00 am and end at 5:00 each day.

This upcoming event is organized for the benefit of individuals of families who wish to explore and find new artworks and it also gives the artists, art dealers and sponsors a chance to network.

We at Jamerson's Arts would appreciate your participation and with your participation We Will Hold A Fundraiser for the Kids to Receive school supplies. Please share and invite your friends and family with you .

*Fun Art Specials This weekend.

Respectfully Yours,

Will Jamerson

When:
Jun 23, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
01:00 pm 25.00 Raffle
Sunday Time & Price:
01:00 pm 25.00 Raffle
Location:

FREE Legal Clinic with TALA



FREE Legal Clinic, in partnership with TALA

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 6:30-8:00pm
Fresh Arts @ The Silos at Sawyer
1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103
Houston, TX 77007


TALA, in partnership with Fresh Arts, will offer a free legal clinic for artists and arts-related nonprofit organizations who meet income eligibility guidelines and have legal questions related to the creative sector.

Musicians, artists, and representatives of arts nonprofit organizations will be provided up to 30 minutes consultation with a legal professional. This one-on-one legal clinic will give participants the opportunity to gain valuable advice on music and art-related issues. All disciplines are welcome to participate; however, legal issues and questions must be related to work in the creative fields.

Consultation spots are limited. Clinic registration will close when all appointment times are filled. 
Please pre-register for the clinic by submitting the questionnaire below to ensure proper attorney staffing. You will be provided an appointment arrival time via email a few days before the event. Appointments will be scheduled at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, or 8:00. Please plan to arrive on time.


ABOUT TALA:
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) was formed in 1979 to help meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and arts nonprofits across the State of Texas. TALA volunteers throughout the state handle more than 300 matters per year. Attorneys and accountants volunteer their time, assisting in legal and accounting matters that might otherwise remain unresolved and unrepresented.

ABOUT FRESH ARTS:
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

When:
Feb 12, 2018
TALA, in partnership with Fresh Arts, will offer a free legal clinic for artists and arts-related nonprofit organizations who meet income eligibility guidelines and have legal questions related to the creative sector.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Feb 12. @ 6:30pm-8pm - FREE w/RSVP
Location:

Harvey Arts Recovery KNOWLEDGE SHARE


HARVEY ARTS RECOVERY: KNOWLEDGE SHARE

December 2, 2017  |  9:30am - 1:30pm

@Winter Street Studios, 2nd Floor Gallery

2101 Winter St. Houston, TX 77007

Free with RSVP at harveyartsrecovery.org, click "Upcoming Event"

 - Open to all

Facebook Event

ABOUT:

Individual artists (writers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, actors, visual artists, etc.) and staff of arts, culture, preservation and historical organizations impacted by Harvey: You're not alone. This Knowledge Share hosted by the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund offers resources to help you get back to business.

 

TIMELINE:

9:30am - 10am          Networking/food/beverages

10am - 11am        Panel #1 - Arts Responders

Hear from leaders in the arts about their experience and knowledge on the subject of disaster recovery.

11am - 11:15am    Break

11:15am - 12:15pm         Panel #2 - Artists Respond

Artists who have lived and learned how to come out on top after experiencing a natural disaster share their stories.

12:15pm - 1:30pm          Resource tables

 

 

SPEAKERS

PANEL #1 - ARTS RESPONDERS

Amy Schwartzman

Amy Schwartzman has been working at the intersection of arts and disaster management since 2001, when she served as the Information Officer of the New York Arts Recovery Fund, created to help NYC’s artists and arts organizations recover from 9/11.  While there, she authored two guidebooks developed by the NYC Arts Coalition, one geared toward artists, the other toward nonprofit organizations, about how to negotiate the response and recovery resources that had arisen. In 2007, she was hired by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER) to draft a Blueprint for a nationwide disaster safety net for artists and arts organizations. Her work for NCAPER includes principal authorship of “The Cultural Placekeeping Guide” (2017) and “Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster” (2011). After Superstorm Sandy, Amy served as the Community Planner for artists and arts organizations within the Natural and Cultural Resource Recovery section of FEMA’s New York Sandy Recovery Office.  She is currently a consultant to PAR, the Performing Arts Readiness project.  Amy previously was a dancer, choreographer and sometime director and actress, working with Meredith Monk, Blondell Cummings, Alyson Pou and The Kings County Shakespeare Company.

 

Sanford Hirsch

Sanford Hirsch is the Executive Director of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York. The Foundation, which has been operating since 1976, offers grants to individual visual artists through an annual Individual Support Grant and through an Emergency Grant program that assists visual artists in cases of catastrophic events. The Foundation also maintains an archive on the art and life of Adolph Gottlieb and organizes exhibitions of his art and that of others. 

 

Amelia Brown

Amelia Brown, is a writer, speaker, artist and consultant with more than 20 years of community development experience spanning four continents. She earned a self-designed master's degree from the University of Minnesota integrating arts, emergency management, and community development. She has recently written a series of articles focused on crisis and creativity featured on Springboard for the Arts Creative Exchange, presented the role of arts in disaster recovery at the 2015 International Award for Public Art, Cities of Climate Change Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and coordinated commemoration events for the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the founder of Emergency Arts, a central resource dedicated to building a cross-sector network, strengthening community resilience, and advancing arts as integral to emergency management.

 

PANEL #2 - ARTISTS RESPOND

Diane Falkenhagen

Galveston jewelry artist, Diane Falkenhagen, is best known for her fabricated, mixed media compositions that often combine characteristic pictorial imagery with fabricated metal forms and a diverse range of art media. Her work is an unconventional marriage of material and content that references myriad interests including: memory, figuration, romanticism, historical ornament and art history. Aside from her one-of-a-kind art jewelry, Diane periodically lectures and leads special workshops around the country and has taught in various college and university programs.  She received her B.F.A. from the University of North Texas and an M.F.A. from the University of Houston. In 2008 Diane received a CERF+ Emergency Grant and CERF+ Emergency Recovery Loan after Hurricane Ike inundated her West Galveston island studio with five feet of seawater.

 

Lacy Johnson

Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based artist, curator, professor, activist, and is author of the memoir The Other Side (Tin House, 2014). For its frank and fearless confrontation of the epidemic of violence against women, The Other Side was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime, the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction; it was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer Selection for 2014, and was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus, Library Journal, and the Houston Chronicle. She is also author of Trespasses: A Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2012), which has been anthologized in The Racial Imaginary (Fence Books, 2015, edited by Claudia Rankine et al.) and Literature: The Human Experience... more

 

 

REPRESENTATIVES FROM:

CERF, MusicCares, and Harvey Arts Recovery.

More to be announced...

When:
Dec 2, 2017
To RSVP go to harveyartsrecovery.org and click on "Upcoming Event."
Cost:
Free with RSVP
Time:
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
9:30am-1:30pm

WORKSHOP: Basic Business Skills for visual artists


Basic Business Skills (for visual artists)

hosted in partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at University of Houston
led by Taft McWhorter

@ University of Houston, Fine Arts Building RM 110
Friday, April 28, 2017  // 10:00am to Noon


Do you make artwork but have trouble knowing what to do with it afterward? Are you interested in selling you artwork but you don't quite know how to put it on the market? Join Fresh Arts and successful full-time artist Taft McWhorter to learn practical tips on how to move art-making out of the corners of your life, and safely put it front and center. Taft will help you create realistic timelines and budgets, give you insight into building a collector base, and discuss real world ways to begin building a sustainable career as an independent visual artist. 

TOPICS COVERED: 

   * Negotiating the sale
   * Marketing basics 
   * Portfolio presentation basics 
   * Collector cultivation & Networking 
   * Submitting to galleries
   * Gallery representation 
   * Exhibiting & Pricing your work

NOTE: Though this workshop is primarily geared to visual artists, the advice is useful for almost any creative person looking to improve their professional practice.



REGISTRATION INFO: 



EARLY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
 **LATE FEES NOW APPLY.  WALK-INS WELCOME AT THE DOOR. 


Early registration: (ends Thurs., April 27 at 4pm)
$5/Fresh Arts members and UH students** :: $10/general admission

**If you are having difficulty receiving your discount, please email: angela@fresharts.org

**Late registration: (after 4pm, Thurs., April 27 or at the door)
$10/Fresh Arts members and UH students :: $20/general admission




Want 50% off all of Fresh Arts workshops + events and access to other local discounts and members' only opportunities? 

For more information about becoming a Fresh Arts member, visit our Membership page.



LOCATION:

University of Houston campus

Fine Arts bldg (near the Blaffer Museum), Room 110 

4173 Elgin Street. Houston, TX 77004


Take entrance #16 off Cullen Blvd or entrance #18 off Elgin.


**There is a fee to park. Please allow ample time for parking.


   
















ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Taft McWhorter has been selling his contemporary art in Houston for over nine years, amassing a dedicated group of over 400 local and international collectors. His work is displayed in many private and public collections, including fine restaurants and corporate settings. McWhorter has a private studio at Winter Street Studios located in the Washington Arts District of Houston and is represented by Ariodante Gallery in New Orleans, Esperson Gallery in Houston, and Evan Lurie Gallery in Indianapolis.


ABOUT FRESH ARTS:

Located inside the Washington Avenue Arts District, Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

Fresh Arts is committed to the growth of a thriving, innovative, and diverse arts sector in Houston and towards that end, provides programming and services in the arenas of professional development training, resource aggregation, showcasing, community building, and audience development. We are a help-desk and small business development center, as well as an advocate, intermediary, and support network for Houston's creative community.


When:
Apr 28, 2017
Early registration ends Thurs., April 27 at 4pm. Fees double at the door. Fresh Arts members and University of Houston students receive 50% off general admission price.
Cost:
$5/members :: $10/non-members (fees double at the door)
Time:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
10:00am- Noon
Location:

WORKSHOP: Funding Strategies for Arts Projects


Funding Strategies for Arts Projects

hosted in partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at University of Houston

led by Susannah Mitchell, 

Executive Director of the Washington Avenue Arts District

@ University of Houston, Fine Arts Building RM 110
Friday, March 31, 2017  // 10:00am to Noon


Got a great creative idea but you need a little support to get it off the ground? Fundraising can be overwhelming, but getting the money for your upcoming art project may be simpler than you think. Join Fresh Arts and Susannah Mitchell, arts fundraising powerhouse and Executive Director of the Washington Avenue Arts District, for an overview workshop on strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career. 

This workshop will explore:  

  • *  traditional and new models for funding creative practices and discuss their benefits and disadvantages,
  • *  identifying grant opportunities (including several key local opportunities), 
  • *  increasing accessibility to additional funding through fiscal sponsorship,  
  • *  securing individual contributions and institutional support. 
  • *  tips for creating and managing successful crowd-funding campaigns,
  • *  case studies of how local artists have successfully raised money for their projects. 

Specifics on grant-writing and crafting project proposals will NOT be covered in this workshop, but is covered in Fresh Arts’ 2017 workshop series.

This workshop is hosted in partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at University of Houston. UH Students are eligible for workshop discounts. See below.



REGISTRATION INFO: 


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


Early registration: (ends Thurs., March 30 at 4pm)
$5/Fresh Arts members and UH students** :: $10/general admission

Late registration: (after 4pm, Thurs., March 30 or at the door)
$10/Fresh Arts members and UH students :: $20/general admission

**If you are having difficulty receiving your discount, please email: angela@fresharts.org



Want 50% off all of Fresh Arts workshops + events and access to other local discounts and members' only opportunities? 

For more information about becoming a Fresh Arts member, visit our Membership page.



LOCATION:

University of Houston campus

Fine Arts bldg (near the Blaffer Museum), Room 110 

4173 Elgin Street. Houston, TX 77004


Take entrance #16 off Cullen Blvd or entrance #18 off Elgin.


**There is a fee to park. Please allow ample time for parking.


   
















ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Susannah Parnin Mitchell earned her bachelor’s degrees from North Carolina State University in Art and Design and in Political Theory. She has since accumulated over a decade of experience in gallery management and arts administration. In the DC area she worked with organizations such as the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA and served as the founding director at Art Whino Gallery, a large, international urban contemporary space in DC.
In 2010, Susannah returned to academia and earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. After business school she entered the fast paced and cutting edge world of web design, managing creative projects for clients such as GE Health, Keurig, Samsung, and her favorite, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Now, settled in Houston, Susannah manages events and programming for Silver Street Studios, and is helping to develop cultural programming across the full Sawyer Yards Creative Campus. She also serves as Director for the newly designated Washington Avenue Arts District, a State recognized cultural district that is home to the highest concentration of working artists in Texas. As the leader of this budding organization, she works to preserve, promote and progress the area’s special creative offerings through special art activation and beautification projects.


ABOUT THE WASHINGTON AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT:

The Washington Avenue Arts District is a state recognized cultural district in Houston, TX. Already, the District is home to several converted warehouse studio buildings which house over 300 studios of artists and creative entrepreneurs, as well as vast amounts of exhibition and event space. Because of this unique congregation of creative space, the District boasts what is believed to be the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas! The area is also home to many individual artists’ residences, studios, and arts-focused institutions such as Crockett Elementary, an award winning fine arts school and MECA, a multicultural arts education center.

The Washington Avenue Arts District is a 501c3 non-profit organization led by Executive Director Susannah Parnin Mitchell.  Major past projects include the 2014 painting of the Spring Street Bike Path and SITE Houston

The Washington Avenue Arts District  mission is to preserve, promote and progress the District’s special creative offerings and to bolster the image of the area as destination for arts and culture.


ABOUT FRESH ARTS:


Located inside the Washington Avenue Arts District, Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

Fresh Arts is committed to the growth of a thriving, innovative, and diverse arts sector in Houston.


When:
Mar 31, 2017
Early registration ends Thurs., March 30 at 4pm. Fees double at the door. Fresh Arts members and University of Houston students receive 50% off general admission price.
Cost:
$5/members :: $10/non-members (fees double at the door)
Time:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
10 AM to Noon


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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