Got a great creative idea but you need a little support to get it off the ground? Fundraising can be overwhelming, but getting the money for your upcoming art project may be simpler than you think. Join Fresh Arts and Susannah Mitchell, arts fundraising powerhouse and Executive Director of the Washington Avenue Arts District, for an overview workshop on strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career.
This workshop will explore:
- * traditional and new models for funding creative practices and discuss their benefits and disadvantages,
- * identifying grant opportunities (including several key local opportunities),
- * increasing accessibility to additional funding through fiscal sponsorship,
- * securing individual contributions and institutional support.
- * tips for creating and managing successful crowd-funding campaigns,
- * case studies of how local artists have successfully raised money for their projects.
Specifics on grant-writing and crafting proposals will NOT be covered in this workshop, but is covered in earlier in Fresh Arts’ 2016 workshop series.
Seating is limited so please register early to secure your spot!
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Fresh Arts // 2101 Winter St., Houston, TX 77007 (map)
Winter Street runs tightly parallel to the train tracks. Our gallery door is accessible from the north facing loading dock which faces the tracks.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT:
The Washington Avenue Arts District is a state recognized cultural district in Houston, TX. Already, the District is home to several converted warehouse studio buildings which house over 300 studios of artists and creative entrepreneurs, as well as vast amounts of exhibition and event space. Because of this unique congregation of creative space, the District boasts what is believed to be the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas! The area is also home to many individual artists’ residences, studios, and arts-focused institutions such as Crockett Elementary, an award winning fine arts school and MECA, a multicultural arts education center.
The Washington Avenue Arts District is a 501c3 non-profit organization led by Executive Director Susannah Parnin Mitchell. Major past projects include the 2014 painting of the Spring Street Bike Path and SITE Houston.
The Washington Avenue Arts District mission is to preserve, promote and progress the District’s special creative offerings and to bolster the image of the area as destination for arts and culture.
ABOUT FRESH ARTS:
Located inside the Washington Avenue Arts District, Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.
Fresh Arts is committed to the growth of a thriving, innovative, and diverse arts sector in Houston and towards that end, provides programming and services in the arenas of professional development training, resource aggregation, showcasing, community building, and audience development. We are a help-desk and small business development center, as well as an advocate, intermediary, and support network for Houston's creative community.