creating space. Screening | 2016 Grant Project


creating space. | HTX People Project | 2016 Grant Project | The Idea Fund

HTX People Project will show creating space. at 1301 Nance St. on December 10 at 6pm. Funded in part by The Idea Fund, creating space. captures the raw and uncensored voices of six black LGBT identified individuals who proactively aim to challenge societal standards and conformist ideas. Without apology, the narrative confronts traditional thinking and offers… Read more »

Fossilized in Houston at HUE Mural Fest


HUE Mural Fest | Fossilized in Houston | 2015 Grant Project | The Idea Fund

Fossilized in Houston received a grant in 2015 from The Idea Fund to commission 17 local artists to contribute images (drawings, paintings, collages and murals) of species endangered by climate change, which contributed to a public art campaign of hundreds of lawn signs and thousands of posters and stickers throughout the city. FH was recently part of… Read more »

Sick Time | 2016 Grant Project


Taraneh Fazeli | 2016 Grant Project | The Idea Fund

Taraneh Fazeli received a Catalyst grant during Round 8 (2016) for her project “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying.” Since then, she has been developing the project through workshops, performative lectures, and collaborations with different groups to bring this project to life. Here’s a sampling of all the amazing things Taraneh… Read more »

Space Junk | 2016 Grant Project


Space Junk | 2016 Grant Project | The Idea Fund

Mel Peterson and Anna Brodl’s SPACE JUNK: DO PEOPLE DREAM OF ELECTRIC CHILDREN opens this weekend. They received a Stimulus grant during Round 8 of The Idea Fund’s grant cycle to make the world’s first drone play. The drones are used as a type of puppeteering, with no actors on stage. From their Facebook page: Space… Read more »

Porch Stories | 2016 Grant Project


Porch Stories | 2016 Grant Project | The Idea Fund

Porch Stories debuts this Thursday, September 15, 2016, at MATCH Houston. Anthony “Zin” Mills, a community activist, received a grant during the Round 8 application to tell the stories and share wisdom from Houston elders. He collected these stories on the porches of these “Living Libraries” on the porches of their homes. With Zin’s untimely passing,… Read more »