Houston Fellowship

The Houston Artadia Fellowship is a pilot program designed to connect Houston’s diverse immigrant and refugee artists with other local artists and the international art world. Artadia fosters these connections through close collaborations with local partners, critical discourse, exhibition opportunities, and studio visits with renowned curators and artists to support and cultivate artistic excellence. Individual artists who identify as immigrants or refugees, working in any visual medium, at any stage in their career, living in Houston and its Contiguous Counties are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows are invited to participate in conversations around art practice, sustainability, and Houston’s local art community while simultaneously receiving the resources to address needs specific to those communities.

During the application process in 2018, every artist who applied was from a different country, representing nearly every region in the world. Over 50% of the applicants were female and the same number of applicants identified as painters. Geographically, 66% of the applicants reside in different zipcodes, spanning as far as Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX, right into Gulfton and Third Ward neighborhoods.

2019 Houston Fellows

Inaugural Houston Artadia Fellows receive the following:

  • A $2,500 unrestricted honorarium
  • An introduction to an artist mentor, chosen by Artadia from its pool of Houston-based Artadia Awardees, and the facilitation of a series of meetings catered to the specific needs of each fellow. Meetings include studio visits, discussion of artwork and practices, and an introduction to the Houston arts community.
  • The opportunity to present their work publicly to the Houston art community, including artists, collectors, dealers, critics, curators, and other arts professionals.