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 take away 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 115+ workshops and served nearly 3,500 artists through its professional development programs.


2/12/18     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. 

2/13/18    The Art of Taxes 

Structured with artists in mind, this seminar is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices.
Topics Covered:
What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
Keeping records of income and expenses
Which expenses are deductible
Business v hobby rules, etc.

6/25/18     Independence Heights 
Artist Resource Info Session

Join Fresh Arts and the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council for an info session on local resources to help support your artistic business and community art projects.

Hosted in in partnership with City of Houston District H council member Karla Cisneros.

No additional workshops have been scheduled at this time.

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For a complete list of PAST WORKSHOPS 2012-2017, click HERE


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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