MA Art Management Program

“Free Education Opportunity: Master of Art in Management program. Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend their MBA program for FREE. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. Contact: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. or (866) 925-3622. .”

…from Dance Source Houston mailing list.

Wardrobe/Hair Manager Needed 6/20

“Dancepatheatre seeks one Wardrobe/Hair Manager to join the excitement of working backstage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 20, 2009 for the Memories of Spain concert. Skill but no professional experience is required. Compensation includes perks. Please call immediately if interested: 713-524-2545; ”

..from Dance Source Houston mailing list.

Art League Houston Summer Classes

“Art League Houston is now registering for the Summer 2009 semester of art classes and workshops. Be sure to register before 5 pm on June 13th and save $25 on each eight or ten week class. Annual membership to Art League Houston has many benefits and can be purchased at the time of registration. Art League Houston members are invited to participate in the member’s groups. These include a non-instructive figure drawing lab every Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 pm with a live model is from which to draw, sketch or paint and The Plein Air Painting Group , an informal gathering of ALH members who meet on location the third Saturday of each month to draw or paint outdoors. Space is limited so register today!”

complete details and class listings here.

Grant Opportunities from Texas Commission on the Arts

Here is a quick and dirty, short list of grants available through the Texas Commission on the Arts. There are a variety of grants available and most are due on the same quarterly deadline (see our calendar page for details).

Which grant you qualify for will depend on how you/your organization is catergorized. But, fret not, they make it easy for you to figure out using their TCA Type Wizard, “The Wizard is a series of questions that profiles your organization and then presents a customized list of TCA programs for which your organization is eligible.”

Now for the good stuff, here’s the list:
Arts Respond Project
Cultural Connections- Performance Support
Arts Create-5
Arts Create Subgranting

January 31, 2010 marks the next deadline for organizations to be included on the approved Touring Roster of Texas-based touring companies and artists. More info here and here.

For a complete list, the TCA Guide to Programs & Services is listed here.

Happy Grant Writing,
Agent Smith

Arts in Crisis A Kennedy Center Initiative

“Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative is a program designed to provide planning assistance and consulting to struggling arts organizations throughout the United States. Open to non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organizations, the program will provide counsel from Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and the Kennedy Center executive staff in the areas of fundraising, building more effective Boards of Trustees, budgeting, marketing, technology, and other areas pertinent to maintaining a vital performing arts organization during a troubled economy.

Click here to read more about this program.

Click here to request Arts in Crisis services.”

from the HAA special opportunities page

Texas Legislation That Could Negatively Affect Lighting Designers

from Jim on Light
“Attention, Lighting Designers! YOU MUST READ Texas House Bill 2649
Posted May 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm by Jim in Architectural Lighting, Civil and Infrastructure Lighting, Designers, Home Lighting, Industry News,, Legal Light, Lighting Design, Lighting Discussion, Lighting Manufacturing, Policy and Legislation, landscape lighting

Everybody, this bill is scheduled for a vote TOMORROW. Texas House Bill 2649 puts us out of business, folks.

I just got information from John Baker in Houston about Texas House Bill 2649. I don’t know what your feelings are on this, but it deserves a read. IALD sent out a letter about voting this down – I have copied both the verbage in the bill and the letter from IALD below.

First and foremost, this bill is going to make it impossible for lighting designers who work in Texas to work on projects without being licensed as either an electrician, architect, engineer, landscape architect, or interior designer.”

Please go to the original article and take action.

DUE May 29 Short Film submissions

“Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department


George R. Brown Convention Center Video Collection


The Houston Arts Alliance and City of Houston Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department request artists to submit short film and video works for presentation on multiple 42” flat screen monitors throughout the George R. Brown Convention Center GRBCC. The selected artworks will be purchased for the City of Houston’s civic art collection.”

More at Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department:  REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS – Houston Arts Alliance.

Art League Houston Deadline Extended

Art League Houston Announces

The 2010-2011 Open Call for

Exhibition Proposals Deadline Has Been Extended to Saturday, June 6, 2009, 4:00 p.m.

(Houston, TX, May 13, 2009) Art League Houston is pleased to announce that it has extended the deadline for its 2010-2011 Open Call for Proposals. Local, national, and international curators and professional artists are encouraged to submit proposals for exhibitions consistent with Art League Houston’s mission and vision.  From these submissions, Art League Houston annually selects four to six major exhibitions for the main gallery and the adjacent project space.
The NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is SATURDAY jUNE 6, 2009, by 4:00 p.m. (This is not a postmark deadline.) There is no residency requirement for this opportunity.  Priority will be given to proposals that include the creation of new work.

Candidates Speak at Forum on the Arts

“Take four candidates for Houston mayor, place them in a museum auditorium and ask them if they support the arts. Wanna bet their answer will be an artful yes?

It was. There was little room for disagreement among Gene Locke, Peter Brown, Roy Morales and Annise Parker in a forum at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston sponsored by the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Downtown Alliance (Theater District) and the Houston Museum District Association. Worth mentioning is that the audience of 300-plus was probably the biggest crowd to view the candidates together so far in the campaign for the November election.”

full article at Houston Politics: A portrait of agreement.