Fresh Arts’ 2023 Impact

Hello, Fresh Arts friends and supporters,

The Fresh Arts team would like to take a moment to look back at all we accomplished in 2023 with the support of our donors, funders, board members, artist advisory committee, workshop facilitators, artist presenters, volunteers, and our small but dedicated staff.

Fresh Arts 2023 By the Numbers:

  • Over $236k paid directly to Houston artists through honoraria, contract services, and project-based fiscal sponsorship (that’s over 37% of our operating budget!) 
  • $11,285 raised for the Winter Street Studios’ Fire Relief Fund for artists impacted by the December 2022 fire
  • 5,400+ artists and art lovers reached through Artist Talks, Residency events, and Arts District Houston initiatives
  • 1,500+ local art events promoted through our Art on Tap newsletter and social channels 
  • 550+ artists engaged in Professional Development workshops, Artist INC seminar, and peer gatherings
  • 500+ jobs, grants, residencies, and calls for entry promoted through the Artist Opportunity Board and Resource Newsletter
  • 20 projects supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program 
  • All this with a small but highly dedicated team of 4 full-time + 2 part-time staff (all of whom are artists and creatives themselves)

We are thankful for everyone’s contributions to our organization whether you made a donation of time or talent, attended our events, or simply used (and hopefully shared) the resources we put together. 

Your commitment fuels our mission, and we are immensely thankful for the shared journey of creativity, collaboration, and community building.

We are looking forward to all that 2024 has to offer! 


The Fresh Arts team