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This page is composed of websites for various resources and information available within Houston and statewide.
A collection of websites that have information on various artist resources and opportunities such as call for artists, current exhibitions, residencies, job openings, and grants local to the Houston area and across Texas.
Artshound.com is the leading online resource for Arts and Cultural information for the Houston region. It offers the largest database of Houston Arts and Cultural events, as well as additional listings of classes and workshops, jobs, auditions, organizations, venues, public art, and individual artists.
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.
Glasstire is an online magazine that covers visual art in Texas and Southern California. It lists reviews, commentary, news, and upcoming events.
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the local nonprofit arts agency that enhances the city’s quality of life through advancing and investing in the arts and diverse cultural programming. The work of HAA encourages Houston’s development and shapes its global reputation by fostering tourism and supporting and promoting the city’s creative economy.
Texas Commission on the Arts
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.
Exhibitions and Residencies
Local organizations that have open submissions for exhibition proposals and/or artist residency programs.
Art League Houson
The mission of Art League Houston is to connect the community through diverse, dynamic, and creative experiences that bring people together to see, make, and talk about contemporary visual art.
Artpace was founded by artist, collector, and businesswoman Linda Pace (1945-2007) in 1993 and opened to the public in 1995. Pace conceived of Artpace as a laboratory of dreams, providing artists from all over the world with an environment that would encourage experimentation and growth.
In the years since, Artpace has garnered recognition for supporting creativity through its residency and exhibition programs, as well as its range of educational programs. Growing from the inspired vision of one woman, Artpace is now an internationally-respected public institution and a cornerstone of contemporary art in San Antonio and the region.
Bea Ying Projects
Bea Ying Projects' mission is to provide a platform for early career visual artists of generation Y. Vehicles of platform include: production and promotion of group and solo pop-up exhibitions, providing affordable studio space and brokering artwork.
BLUEorange supports the production and exhibition of innovative art and a range of creative endeavors. As artists and siblings, the founders of BLUEorange seek to foster a supportive community of artists much like a family.
Community Artist's Collective
To provide the educational and cultural link among African American artists and all communities, inspiring unlimited creativity.
DiverseWorks commissions, produces, and presents new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint.
Galveston Artist Residency
Galveston Artist Residency exists to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of visual art by giving artists a gift of time and space for the development of their work. We provide studio space, accommodation and a stipend to three artists annually.
The mission of the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.
Houston Center for Photography
The Houston Center for Photography is an organization dedicated to the art of photography. Starting in 1981 as a small visual artists' organization, HCP has grown to become an exemplary fine art organization.
The Jung Center
The mission of the Jung Center is to support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight—individually, in relationships, and within the community. The Jung Center provides pathways to find a deeper meaning in everyday life.
Lawndale Art Center
Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art.
MFAH Core Program
The Core Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Residents engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics, curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead seminars, and deliver public lectures.
MiniMurals by UP Art Studios
The project reimagines traffic signal control cabinets (also referred to as electrical or utility boxes) as blank canvases brimming with creative opportunity, inviting artistic expression for all to enjoy. Once painted by local artists, the cabinets, which are located at every intersection with a traffic signal, are intended to help instill civic pride while beautifying neighborhoods and enhancing the urban landscape of Houston.
Project Row Houses
The mission of Project Row Houses is to be the catalyst for transforming community through the celebration of art and African-American history and culture.
The Washington Avenue Arts District curated an art exhibition transforming the honeycombed footprint of thirty-four renovated grain silos into site-specific contemporary installation. The goal of SITE is to create an environment which promotes experimentation and fosters excellence in creative thinking. The architecture of the silos has framed the creative process and forced each artist to think about their work in relation to a unique space, resulting in new and truly site-specific artistic outcomes.
Visual Arts Alliance
Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all volunteer-run, 501(c)3, non-profit organization.
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a public-private initiative that invests in Houston’s arts and cultural sector, advances Houston’s reputation as an arts and culture destination, and works to elevate the quality of life for all Houstonians through arts and culture.
The Idea Fund
The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by a partnership of DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It provides funding for artist-generated or artist-centered projects that exemplify unconventional, interventionist, conceptual, entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic practices. The Idea Fund supports individual artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives or partnerships in the greater Houston area. Grants are competitive and awarded by a panel of arts professionals and artists.
Art Square Studios
Art Square Studios is a place where artists are able to work and foster a community. Art Square Studios promote their artists with yearly events in and out of house. They are located in Houston's Midtown and Downtown areas.
BOX 13 is an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 artists create this environment through the offering of affordable work spaces for emerging and established artists.
Center Street Studios
Five unique and flexible live/work spaces located in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District in Houston, TX.
Hardy and Nance Street Studios
Hardy & Nance Studios is located in Houston's historic, Downtown Art Warehouse District to provide good, affordable working spaces for area artists.
Silver Street Studios
Silver Street is an arts and event complex that includes a 20,000 square foot event space and 70 creative studios. We are committed to supporting the arts and providing local creative entrepreneurs a community in which their ideas can thrive. Located in The Heights.
Spring Street Studios
Spring Street Studios is a redevelopment and preservation project in Houston’s historic First Ward Arts District. Located at 1824 Spring Street, in the former Harris Moving & Storage Building, the refurbished building now houses 80 unique artist studios and a beautiful gallery corridor.
Winter Street Studios
Since 2005 Winter Street Studios has been and continues to be one of the most exciting work spaces for Houston’s creative community. An old furniture factory scheduled for demolition has become the home of 75 art studios for over 87 local artists. Winter Street Studios, under the vision of Jon Deal and Avenue CDC, has laid the floor plan for a centralized, thriving arts community inside the loop. They have cultivated a unique and productive space where established artists and emerging artists and organizers and visionaries thrive in what they desire to do—make art.
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofit organizations across the State of Texas. TALA volunteers throughout Texas handle more than 250 matters per year. In 2016, TALA began serving inventors in the Patent Pro Bono Program.
The Glassell School of Art
The Glassell School of Art Studio School offers courses in art history and studio arts for adults, ages 18 and older. Studio courses and workshops are available in a variety of media, including painting, watercolor, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. Students at the Studio School of the Glassell School of Art are diverse in background and skill levels. Classes may be taken at the student’s leisure or as part of a more in-depth study through the Certificate of Achievement program.
TXRX is a non-profit Hackerspace in Houston, Texas offering classes, lab space, and our collective knowledge to help you launch your ideas and projects. We are a project based group of makers, inventors, tinkerers, artists, crafters, and coders. We are housed in a 30,000 square foot facility which includes a rapid fabrication lab, electronics lab, metal fabrication shop, wood workshop, machine shop, bike maintenance and repair shop, art lab, computer lab and coworking space.