What’s better than two Houston arts service organizations? Well, actually, one really awesome arts service organization. Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition are merging! We know you might have some questions about how the merger will affect you so we’ve answered some of these questions below. As we combine forces over the next few months, regular updates about the merger will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and our blog. You can also sign up to receive our newly merged newsletter here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker merging?
The “new” Fresh Arts will be a more effective and responsive organization, with robust service and program offerings for artists and arts organizations. For the foreseeable future, the core programs and services that Spacetaker fans and members have come to rely upon won’t change, and the organization will continue to provide marketing services to current Fresh Arts Coalition members.
When we looked back at the past several years, we realized how much we had in common: While we have operated independently, Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker have both nurtured emerging artists and small to mid-sized arts organizations. Our missions—and our visions for the future—really are complementary; together, our diverse assets, enthusiastic supporters and broad array of programs for the arts and artists benefit the community tremendously.
- Spacetaker is a professional organization and artist resource center whose mission is to provide artists and non-profits access to economic development, continuing education, and networking opportunities to support their professional growth.
- Fresh Arts Coalition is a collaborative of small and mid-sized Houston arts organizations that markets the importance of the arts to the public and builds audience participation through increased visibility, collaborative efforts and advocacy.