The Artist INC Live seminar addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and work to hone and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lecture. Through mentorship, expert presentations, and peer networks artists will gain
Tools and skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law and technology
An increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national art business resources
A strategic artist’s plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art
A long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future
Artists are selected for the program through a competitive application process. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of community arts leaders and artists, representing a range of artistic disciplines. Criteria for acceptance are focused on the quality of artistic work, with consideration given for an artist’s career goals and overall readiness for the program. If accepted into the program, participants will be charged a one-time fee of $150.
Artist INC is a nationally-recognized arts entrepreneurship program designed to give artists from all disciplines the business training and support needed to strengthen their art practice and grow their arts business. Artist INC Live Austin is presented in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Artist INC Live is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.