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 providing the resources, information, and a platform for artists and arts enthusiasts to engage in an environment that promotes community driven artistic expression. Whether facilitating dialogue between novice artists and experienced arts professionals to promote growth, holding annual events to benefit the local arts economy, or exhibiting some of the most talented up-and- coming artists, Fresh Arts is devoted to keeping the arts in Houston alive.
We invite individual artists and individuals employed by nonprofit arts organizations (including arts administrators, teaching artists, etc.) who suffered damage and losses to apply for grant support. Eligible expenses may include but are not limited to:
Grants of $250-$1,000 will be made. There is no requirement for cost sharing or matching.
How to Apply
Grants of $250-$5,000 will be made. There is no requirement for cost sharing or matching.
How to Apply
Checks may be mailed or delivered to the Fresh Arts offices:
1502 Sawyer St. #103
Houston, TX 77007
Regular office hours are M-F (10am-6pm). Please call before dropping by: 713.868.1839
Credit card donations may be made online via your project's profile page on the Fresh Arts' website.
You should only submit this form if any of the below apply:
1) You are starting a new project that was not listed in your original application for sponsorship
2) You plan to implement significant changes in programming
3) There have been changes or update to the purposes for which grant funds are spent
Only projects that are currently approved as fiscally sponsored by Fresh Arts should submit this form
In order for Fresh Arts to process this request, all fields in this form must be completed and supporting documents (invoices or receipts) for the disbursement must be attached.
EXAMPLE: You need to pay 2 vendors for expenses related to your project. When filling out this form, please list the invoice amounts from both vendors below and then, attach the corresponding invoices to your request. Fresh Arts will cut ONE check to YOU (project manager/legal entity) for the combined amount.
Project managers may only request disbursements up to the amount of the project's account balance.
Before you apply, please read the Fiscal Sponsorship FAQs, as well as check your eligibility via the questions below. Also, please note that you must be a current member of Fresh Arts to apply for fiscal sponsorship. (You may read more about membership and join here.)
Currently, fiscal sponsorship applications are reviewed once every month by a special committee, whose recommendations are subject to approval by the Fresh Arts board of directors. Please allow adequate time for the approval process before beginning to raise funds for your project.
(If you already have a budget, mission statement, and project description prepared, the application should take roughly 30-45 minutes.)