They plan to open Brick Haus Collective, which will provide studio space and host arts programming, such as pop-up exhibitions, workshops and lectures.
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas awarded them a $1,000 micro-grant for their efforts.
"The multidisciplinary environment that we experienced in graduate school was a huge inspiration in the development of our own work, and we wanted to make that accessible beyond a university setting," Fischer says. "There has been a history of successful collectives and DIY art organizations in Denton. We are really reviving that tradition but on a more expansive level."