FRESH ARTS MISSION
We champion local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.
FRESH ARTS VISION
Houston is a place where artists can make a living as artists.
FRESH ARTS IS...
Fresh Arts nurtures a local arts ecosystem designed to position artists and creative entrepreneurs for success.
Fresh Arts is the facilitator of a unique framework that helps rising artists shine alongside their peers by breaking through common barriers that could otherwise impede the advancement of their careers. We are not a creative agency. 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.
Fresh Arts X Washington Avenue Arts District
Fresh Arts is headquartered in and is the managing partner of, Washington Avenue Arts District (WAAD) an area that embodies Houston’s up and coming creative economy. Fresh Arts and its stakeholders amplify the district’s ability to serve artists and the greater community through artist-centered initiatives that help build capacity, audiences, and shared resources for the artists and creative businesses that compose the district. Fresh Arts and Washington Avenue Arts District are focused on shaping and growing Houston’s creative economy in a responsible way that ensures the district retains top artistic talent and energy while continually enhancing the livability of the surrounding neighborhood.
Fresh Arts is funded in part by grants from the
City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.