Cultured Cocktails FAQ

Cultured Cocktails FAQ



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please read the FAQ's in its entirety BEFORE applying to participate.



PARTICIPATION FAQ

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
  • * Cultured Cocktails is open to all artists/arts projects/arts-based organizations living within 50 miles of Houston.
  • * Artists must use the event to promote awareness or funding for a specific project or collaboration.
  • * Organizations do not need to be a 501(c)3 non-profit.
  • * You do not have to be a Fresh Arts Member to participate although priority date selection will be offered to members.
  • * Artists/organizations may participate once per year but must wait one year (365 days) from the last event date.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
  • * Note: the application process has changed. Applicants must submit their requests through Submittable.com (see link below).
  • * Please continue reading FAQ's in its entirety then sign up HERE.  
  • Please allow 1-2 business days for approval of your event.


VENUE FAQ

WHERE DOES CULTURED COCKTAILS TAKE PLACE?

DOES BOHEME SERVE FOOD?
  • YES! Amazing food, indeed (especially those fries!) 
  • Vegetarian and vegan options too!
  • Check out their photos, food + drink menus on Boheme's website at www.barboheme.com  
  • Select Happy Hour specials available! 


STATISTICS FAQ

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE AS A BENEFICIARY?
  • * The featured organization receives 10% of all drink sales within the 5:00-8:00PM time frame. 
  • * In 2016, the average beneficiary check was $203.53*
  • * Out of 47 participating artists/organizations, 3 groups made over $300; 24 organizations made over $200; 4 groups made less than $100.
  • * Groups exceeding the average check saw their success as a result of early and active marketing to their immediate network of followers (staff, board members, volunteer lists, past patrons, etc.).
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HOW MUCH HAS THE CULTURED COCKTAILS PROGRAM RAISED?
  • * Since its inception in 2008, Cultured Cocktails has raised over $95,000 and hosted over 385 happy hours benefiting hundreds of local artists and arts organizations. (Information current as of 11/03/2016)



PAYMENT FAQ

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE PROCEEDS FROM MY EVENT?
  • * Please allow 4-5 weeks to receive the proceeds from your event. 
  • * Unfortunately, neither Boheme nor Fresh Arts will know the proceed amounts until the checks are issued 4-5 weeks after your event.
  • * Fresh Arts will notify you of your proceed amount as soon as your check is received 4-5 weeks after your event.
  • * Inquires regarding proceeds or check status should be directed to angela@fresharts.org.



EVENT LOGISTICS FAQ

WHAT CAN I BRING?
  • *Folding tables, table cloths, banners, art on easels, props, raffle items, donation buckets and sellable items are all encouraged.
  • * Signage! Please bring signage prominently identifying your group/organization (banners, chalk boards, or DIY poster board, etc-- have group t-shirts, wear them!) 
  • * Be sure to bring plenty of marketing materials and postcards to distribute.  
  • * Groups are encouraged to pass out flyers and cards and may place them on the bar and nearby tables.
  • * Have pets? Bring them! Boheme's 6,000 sq ft outdoor patio is dog friendly!
  • * TIP:  Make your table/setup area stand out-- be creative! All setup items (tables, easels, etc.) are YOUR responsibility.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN TABLE?
  • YES. Folding tables, chairs, sound equipment, etc. are al the responsibility of the beneficiary, 

CAN I DISPLAY ART OR HANG BANNERS?
  • * YES! The back wall of the bar may be cleared and made available for artwork and banners.
  • * Use of this wall will need to be coordinated in advance.
  • * Art work may be hung as early as the Monday in the week of your event to help generate early interest and awareness.
  • * Please contact  angela@fresharts.org to coordinate art install.

HOW SHOULD I UTILZE MY EVENT TIME?
  • This is completely up to you, but please keep actively engaged with bar patrons during the duration of your happy hour.
  • Greet bar patrons as they arrive, walk around the bar, pass out flyers, and talk to as many bar patrons as possible. 
  • Host a giveaway, sell raffle tickets or artwork-- anything that may help you generate extra funds. 
  • Boheme's owners and their bar patrons LOVE engaging with our beneficiaries so use this time to get the word out about your project or organization as creatively as possible. 

CAN I DO A PERFORMANCE or PLAY VIDEOS/MUSIC?
  • * YES! We HIGHLY encourage featured organizations to activate the bar space by engaging bar patrons and sharing information about your project/organization as creatively as possible. This includes live performances, contests, poetry readings, DJs, film screenings, etc. 
  • * Organizations are welcome to bring your own video monitor or flat screen TV. 
  • * Sound equipment, speakers, microphones, & extension cords are the responsibility of the beneficiary. 

CAN I USE BOHEME'S SOUND SYSTEM TO PLAY MUSIC?
  • * NO, unfortunately Boheme's speaker system does not allow for external plug-ins so please bring your own speaker(s) if your performance requires sound.
  • * Sound equipment, speakers, microphones, & extension cords are the responsibility of the beneficiary. 

HOW EARLY CAN I SET UP ON MY EVENT DAY?
  • * Boheme opens at 4pm. You must be setup and ready before 5pm.
  • * The bar staff may be consulted for setup questions, but all setup is the responsibility of the beneficiary.
  • * A Fresh Arts staff member will greet your group shortly after 5pm.
  • * Please contact Fresh Arts all setup questions prior to your event. 

WHERE CAN I SET UP?
  • * Take your pick! Boheme has plenty of indoor bar seating at the wrap-around bar and ample lounge seating in their "Red Room" (must be reserved in advance). 
  • *  Prefer the outdoors? Boheme has a 6,000 sq ft outdoor garden patio (dog-friendly) complete with outdoor bar, patio tables, umbrellas, and strategic heating/cooling units.
  • * You may use the tables inside the bar and outside patio tables to place newsletter sign-up sheets, table signs, and marketing collateral.  
  • * Folding tables and chairs, if desired, are the responsibility of the beneficiary. 
  • * TIP:  Try to setup your table/banners, etc. in a location that is highly visible to arriving bar patrons, preferably near the front entry, either inside or outside. Near the piano is a popular spot!


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?


QUESTIONS?
  • * Please contact Fresh Arts with all event and check inquires.
  • Email:  angela@fresharts.org 
  • Call:  713-868-1839


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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