It's official! Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker are joining forces.
What’s better than two Houston arts service organizations? Well, actually, one really awesome arts service organization. Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition are merging!
With similar missions, activities and a passion for the Houston arts community, it just made sense to join forces. As one organization, we will be able to serve our members more effectively and responsively, act as a better steward of funds and bring you even better access to the creative talent thriving in our city.
The merged organization will be called Fresh Arts because we think the name represents our current missions, as well as our joint vision for the future. At this time, the core programs and services that Spacetaker members have come to rely upon will be retained, and the organization will continue to provide marketing services to Fresh Arts Coalition members on an ongoing basis. I will be the executive director of the new Fresh Arts, and K.C. Scharnberg will continue to support PR and program activities.
Over the next couple of months, we’ll be working to develop a business strategy and looking at national arts service organization models to improve our service offerings for artists and arts organizations. We want this process to be as transparent as possible, so we’ll be updating you frequently. Stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, and here on our blog. If you have specific questions about the merger and how it might affect you, please visit our Merger FAQ page.
Beginning next week, we will combine both Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition weekly event e-newsletters into one. We hope that you'll want to continue receiving our weekly treasure trove of exciting events happening all over town, but if you don't, you will be given the option to "opt out" with a single click. If you're not already on our list, subscribe to our newsletter here!
Whether you love dance, theater, film, chamber music, literary events, and all types of visual art...or you want to discover something completely new, you can depend on us to connect you to what's fresh!
Thank you for being a part of our family and for supporting Houston arts. Cheers to you and to the new Fresh Arts!
Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
Executive Director, Fresh Arts (Spacetaker + Fresh Arts Coalition)