Crystal Ball Underwriting: $600 - The Topaz

4 tix to the Crystal Ball, acknowledgement on Fresh Arts' website.

All underwriter levels will also receive 2 Preview Party tickets and on-site acknowledgment at Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market www.winterholidayartmarket.com

Crystal Ball Underwriting: $1,000 - The Sapphire

6 tix to the Crystal Ball, acknowledgement in 2,000+ print and 8,000+ email invitations, acknowledgement on Fresh Arts' website.

All underwriter levels will also receive 2 Preview Party tickets and on-site acknowledgment at Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market www.winterholidayartmarket.com

Crystal Ball Underwriting: $2,500 - The Emerald

8 tix to the Crystal Ball, with access to our exclusive VIP lounge and bar, plus all the acknowledgement benefits of The Sapphire.

All underwriter levels will also receive 2 Preview Party tickets and on-site acknowledgment at Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market www.winterholidayartmarket.com

Crystal Ball Underwriting: $5,000 - The Ruby

10 tix to the Crystal Ball, with a reserved area for you and your guests in our exclusive VIP lounge. Signage at the Crystal Ball plus all the acknowledgement benefits of The Emerald.
All underwriter levels will also receive 2 Preview Party tickets and on-site acknowledgment at Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market www.winterholidayartmarket.com

Crystal Ball Underwriting: $10,000 - The Diamond

16 tix to the Crystal Ball, with reserved seating and bottle service for you and your guests in our exclusive VIP lounge, plus a limited edition print and all the acknowledgement benefits of The Ruby.

All underwriter levels will also receive 2 Preview Party tickets and on-site acknowledgment at Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market www.winterholidayartmarket.com
Submitted by angela_carranza on Tue, Sep 5th at 12:09 pm



EMERGENCY FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FOR ARTISTS

For a limited time, Fresh Arts is waiving membership fees for our fiscal sponsorship program to artists and arts projects affected by Hurricane Harvey, and will accelerate the application process and provide access to Fresh Arts crowdfunding platform to help artists raise money for relief and recovery as quickly as possible. 

Fiscal Sponsorship allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under Fresh Arts' exempt status. In the aftermath of Harvey, this will enable artists to access emergency funding available to aid with recovery as well as the preservation and rebuilding of your creative projects! 

To apply for fiscal sponsorship:   https://fresharts.submittable.com/submit/56846/fiscal-sponsorship-application


EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Fresh Arts has compiled an "Emergency Resources for Artists" which includes national emergency artist grants and funding opportunities, general resource guides, and more.  Check it out HERE.



ABOUT FRESH ARTS

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. 


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Submitted by Christina Hernandez on Mon, Aug 21st at 7:45 pm


One of Fresh Arts fiscally sponsored projects is bringing vibrant colors to First Ward! 

Carol Simon, local artist and creator of First Ward is Blooming, seeks to involve the community in this innovative beautification project. When finished, the public art installation will consist of 10,ooo painted and cut water bottles arranged like a flower garden on a 150 ft fence along Houston Avenue. 



First Ward is Blooming
by Betsy Broaddus

Walking into the most colorful studio I’ve ever seen, I meet Carol Simon – creator of First Ward is Blooming. Simon creates large pieces of public artwork using recycled water bottles and plenty of bright colors. We chatted about how she stumbled upon art, her inspiration, and desired impact of this beautification project.

  

How did you get into art?
My daughters were both about to go to college and I was planning on becoming a life coach. At the same time, my friends were like, “Let’s do painting classes!” I thought that I was just going to take the class, but not become obsessed. In life coaching, you’re supposed to come up with a vision for your business. Mine was to help women in transition. This led me to realize, okay, maybe life coaching isn’t working, but what I’m really passionate about is painting. It went on from there. Like my work, I’m very fluid and let life take me where it takes me.

Tell me about First Ward is Blooming.
When I was on vacation, I saw water bottles that were cut into shapes of flowers, and I thought that was really cool. I ended up going to Prague and saw the John Lennon wall. I thought, wow, people are working on a piece of art together. That’s where I came up with the idea of using these water bottles on a fence and getting the community to work with me. 

 

What inspires your work? 
I’m super inspired by glass art blowing. A lot of glass blowers use these really vibrant colors, like most of my work. You see a theme on my work. Water bottles are very shiny and they’re kind of like glass. People sometimes mistake it for glass. 

What impact are you trying to make through this project?
Environmental issues made me realize the importance of this project. Originally, it was just the community making art together. It became the community making statements about water supply, landfills, and other pollutants. My goal is to reach out and find more organizations that have the same mission and purpose. 

To learn more about the First Ward is Blooming Project or to donate to the cause, visit: https://www.fresharts.org/content/first-ward-blooming





Want to know how Fresh Arts Fiscal Sponsorship program can help YOU raise more money for your creative project? 
Join us on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for a Brown Bag Lunch Info Session at United Way of Greater Houston to learn more about. We will be discussing how fiscal sponsorship works, who is eligible, and the benefits of being fiscally sponsored.  

This info session is FREE for Fresh Arts Members. Non-member cost is just $5 with early registration*. 
Free parking and complimentary beverages.

*early registration ends Tuesday, August 29, 2017.




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FISCAL SPONSORSHIP BROWN BAG

Brown Bag Info Session: Fiscal Sponsorship for Art Projects 
Wednesday, August 30  |  11:30am-1pm

@ United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
Meeting Rooms C & D


Join us on August 30th at United Way of Greater Houston to learn more about the Fresh Arts fiscal sponsorship program and how it can help you to raise more money for your creative project. We will be discussing how fiscal sponsorship works, who is eligible, and the benefits of being fiscally sponsored.  

Need one-on-one guidance after the workshop? 
Attending workshop participants with a Fresh Arts membership will have the opportunity to sign up got a complimentary 30 minute office hour consultation to discuss your project's eligibility for sponsorship. 

Interested in becoming a member of Fresh Arts? 
Email info@fresharts.org or visit our Membership Page


Early registration (BEFORE NOON on 8/29):
FREE for Fresh Arts Members
$5/non-members

Late registration (AFTER NOON on 8/29):
$5/Fresh Arts Members
$10/non-members

Questions? Email sarahstevens@fresharts.org or call 713-868-1839

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