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2017fellows2017 Fellows Talk - NEW DATE
March 27, 2017
Blaffer Art Museum

Join Carrie Schneider and Carol Zou as they talk about their previous work and their guiding questions for the upcoming fellowship year.

Fresh ArtsFunding Strategies for Arts Projects
Workshop with Fresh Arts

led by Susannah Mitchell, Executive Director of the Washington Avenue Arts District

Friday, March 31, 2017
University of Houston FA110
10:00am to Noon

Early registration: (ends Thurs., March 30 at Noon) 
$5/members & UH Students :: $10/non-members

Got a great creative idea but you need a little support to get it off the ground? Fundraising can be overwhelming, but getting the money for your upcoming art project may be simpler than you think. Join Fresh Arts and Susannah Mitchell, arts fundraising powerhouse and Executive Director of the Washington Avenue Arts District, for an overview workshop on strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career. UH Students, contact for discount code.

asianpanelRepresentation and 21st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts

Fri 31 Mar 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Asia Society Texas Center - 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004

As part of an ongoing national discussion about race and representation recently re-ignited by HGO’s recent production of Nixon in China, CASE partners with Asia Society Texas Center and Housong Grand Opera to host a panel discussion and public conversation. The panel uses the lens of Asian and Asian American identity to surface ideas of representation, voice, and creative interpretation. The panel and conversation will discuss recent trends, organizational realities, audience reactions, and items for future action

Fresh Arts

Basic Business Skills for Visual Artists


Friday, April 28, 10:00am to Noon
UH Fine Arts 110


Early registration: $5/Fresh Arts Members + UH Students, $10/non-members

Early registration: (ends Thurs., March 30 at Noon) 

Do you make artwork but have trouble knowing what to do with it afterward? Are you interested in selling you artwork but you don't quite know how to put it on the market? Fresh Arts and successful full-time artist Taft McWhorter present practical tips on how to move art-making out of the corners of your life, and safely put it front and center. 

The Center in the Media

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts - Project Row Houses Fellowship was covered by ArtForum. Read UH's coverage of the launch event and the UH Press Release.

CASE research and Director were cited in the Houston Chronicle about representation and diversity in Nixon in China.

CASE program with Liberate Tate covered by Houston Public Media.

CASE Director weighs in on Houston's Cultural Plan.

CASE Director conttributed to The Imagination and Beyond: Toward a Method of Evaluating Socially Engaged Art by Jan Cohen-Cruz.

Dance/USA interviewed Director Sixto Wagan for their ongoing From the Greenroom series.

Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place - Director Sixto Wagan participated in this NEA/ArtPlace America sponsored convening to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. 

Dinner Vention 2: Center Director Sixto Wagan was selected as one of eight leaders "who have already achieved a level of success and renown, but who have not yet reached the zenith in their career trajectories" to participate in Barry's Blog and WESTAF's Dinner Vention 2.  Watch the whole video of it, read the initial briefing papers, or see who else was on the guest list.

Arts+Culture:TX covered the 2014 Summit: Sixto Wagan, All Together Different

Daily Cougars's coverage of the 2014 Summit: Directing Change in Houston Art Scene

Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.