Fresh Arts Summit

Fresh Arts Summit

Summit Schedule + Presenters   |    Registration  |   Summit Program PDF

Registration is now open for the Fresh Arts Summit, July 19-20 at Silver Street Studios in the heart of Arts District Houston.

The Fresh Arts Summit is a 2-day conference offering 20+ skill-building workshops, expert lectures, artist panels + round table discussions, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The Summit is ideal for emerging to established artists, makers, and creatives of all disciplines who seek to advance their entrepreneurial skills, expand their peer network, and tap into local resources.

Topics include arts marketing and self-promotion, financial management + fundraising, copyrights + legal resources, and other topics related to arts entrepreneurship. Sessions led by over two dozen organizational partners and field experts including practicing artists and other creative leaders working in the arts community.


Registration includes:

Two-day all access conference pass, 

Breakfast, lunch + snacks,

Summit materials + Summit swag bag

Friday cocktail reception + Saturday closing happy hour


Door price; $175

Contact for door registration questions.


Click HERE for Summit Agenda and Presenter Bios


Fresh Arts welcomes artists with disabilities and will be providing Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) for selected sessions. Silver Street Studios is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Participants with disabilities or accessibility concerns are encouraged to contact us so we may provide necessary accommodations.

713-868-1893  M-F 10am-5pm


Silver Street Studios, 

Building Entrance #1

2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007


Located in the heart of Arts District Houston, Silver Street Studios is an arts and event complex featuring a 20,000 sq ft event space and 68 creative studios. Since opening, Silver has been home to some of the most exciting festivals, markets, and events in Houston. In addition to rotating fine art exhibitions and public programs throughout the year, Silver Street artists welcome the public into their studios on the Second Saturday of each month. 

Coming from outside of Houston? Plan your trip with this neighborhood guide from Arts District Houston. 
For hotel recommendations and discounts, please contact

Reviews of other Fresh Arts skill-building programs:

"I am so glad that Fresh Arts and other community partners see the value in hosting career-building opportunities for local artists!"

-quote from Artist INC-Houston 2018 alumni

"Being a part of the first class of Artist Inc. in Houston was inspiring. It was fascinating to learn from visual artists and performing artists and to take a deep dive both into their creativity and business practices. I met many talented individuals I would not have otherwise and I look forward to seeing them succeed. The Fresh Arts staff was so supportive and I am proud to have participated."

-quote from Artist INC-Houston 2017 alumni


Questions? Contact

The Summit is supported in part by the Houston Endowment and the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Fresh Arts is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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