Fresh Arts offers ongoing workshops over professional development topics for artists and arts administrators.

Pictured right: Funding Strategies for Individual Artists, presented by Fresh Arts.

Fresh Arts' career building workshops offer Houston’s artists and emerging arts organizations a “nuts and bolts” approach to their creative business, supplying them with the knowledge and takeaway resources to immediately put what they’ve learned into action. Our past workshop curriculum has covered a variety of topics including arts marketing, finance, fundraising, creative licensing, healthcare, and other business fundamentals. 

Since 2009, Fresh Arts (formerly Spacetaker) has hosted over 100 workshops and served over 3,000 artists through its professional development programs.

Do you have a topic you'd like us to cover, or a workshop you'd like to present? Email your ideas to:

Fresh Arts members receive 50% discounts on all workshops! Click HERE for more info.

2017 SCHEDULE  Early registration opens 3 weeks prior to workshop and ends at noon the day of.

2/15/17     FREE 
Legal Clinic with TALA

Texas Accountants and Lawyers in the Arts (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. 

Consultation spots are limited. REGISTRATION INFO.

3/3/17    Writing Effective Project Proposals  

Are you planning to apply for one of the many local "Calls for Exhibition Proposals" in the coming months? Before you do, Fresh Arts, in partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at University of Houston, invites individual artists for an overview of how to write a successful project proposal. 

In this two-hour part-lecture, part-panel discussion led by artist and writing expert Cary Reeder, you will learn strategies to improve your project proposal and have the opportunity to hear what Houston's art directors and reviewers are looking for in an exhibition or project submission. LEARN MORE.


For a complete list of PAST WORKSHOPS 2012-2016, click HERE

Our professional development curriculum is funded in part by generous grants from:


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