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Funding Strategies for Arts Projects Workshop

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Funding Strategies for Arts Projects
hosted in partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at University of Houston
led by Susannah Mitchell, Executive Director of the Washington Avenue Arts District

@ University of Houston, Fine Arts Building RM 110
Friday, March 31, 2017 // 10:00am to Noon

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 project proposals will NOT be covered in this workshop, but is covered in Fresh Arts’ 2017 workshop series.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.fresharts.org/content/registration-funding-strategies-arts-projects

EARLY REGISTRATION: (ends Thurs., March 30 at 4pm)
$5/Fresh Arts members and UH students** :: $10/general admission
**If you are having difficulty receiving your discount, please email: angela@fresharts.org

LATE REGISTRATION: (after 4pm, Thurs., March 30 or at the door)
$10/Fresh Arts members and UH students :: $20/general admission

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University of Houston campus
Fine Arts bldg (near the Blaffer Museum), Room 110
4173 Elgin Street. Houston, TX 77004
Take entrance #16 off Cullen Blvd or entrance #18 off Elgin.

**There is a fee to park. Please allow ample time for parking.

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.


March 31
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



University of Houston, Fine Arts Building RM 110