May 2016 Artist Opportunities Blog

Submitted by FreshArts on Thu, May 5th at 10:28 pm

April showers bring May. . . artist opps! 


There's plenty of exciting opportunities to go around this month, starting with a slew of workshops to nourish your brain.  First, The United Way is hosting a Board 

Service workshop on May 10th that will cover topics such as board governance, duties, and etiquette.  Another helpful non-profit workshop hosted by The United Way Houston is scheduled for May 13th, titled Using Quickbooks in Nonprofit Organizations.  It's a beginning level workshop that will cover all the basics for the staple program.  If you're planning on applying to the Arts Project Grant Outreach, Houston Arts Alliance is hosting an application workshop on May 12.  Finally, we've got one specifically geared towards you artists! Fresh Arts wants you to know that you don't have to have a 501(c)3 to apply to some of the most generous grants.  Learn more about Fiscal Sponsorship at our workshop on May 25th from 6:30-8PM. Register early to get the best value!

The month of May also means the deadline for Houston Arts Alliance Resident Incubator Grant.  This is a fantastic opportunity for small arts orgs because not only does it include up to $15,000 of annual funding, but HAA also offers in-depth training and resources to aid the development departments of selected organizations.  Get your application in by May 12th to get a chance at this incredible opportunity. 

We're well aware that Houston is home to some amazing muralists, and now Kroger is showing their love too! Through HAA's Civic Art & Design department, Kroger has released a Request for Qualifications for the installation of indoor murals at two Houston Kroger locations.  There is no application fee, and special consideration is given to artists who have a connection to the communities in which the stores reside.  A $250 stipend will be awarded along with $7,500 for materials and other fees.  Start your brainstorming - RFQ are due May 16th. 

Finally, Fresh Arts is seeking a summer intern to join our team! The intern's primary responsibilities would be heading the development of a record retention policy and digitizing historical documents and other material during a commitment of 10 hours per week.  Qualifications include a demonstrated interest in archiving, library science, and/or non-profit work and the initiative to work independently.  Educational benefits include gaining experience working in a 501(c)3 organization and an honorary Fresh Arts Artist Membership for the duration of the internship.  Submit a resume and cover letter to sarahstevens@fresharts.org to join in on the Fresh Arts fun!




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