The City of Austin Economic Development Department (EDD), in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance is pleased to announce applications are now open for the Artist INC Live 2017 seminar. 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 arts practice and grow their arts business. Artists are encouraged to apply online between January 3 and March 1, 2017.
EDD’s Small Business Program, will host the 8-week seminar beginning June 6 and continuing on consecutive Tuesday evenings, with the exception of July 4, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., through August 1. Local arts professionals will act as local facilitators and lead the training sessions along with City staff.
The Artist INC What Works Workshop and Artist INC Information Sessions will be held on:
Thursday, Jan. 19: 12:00 pm at the Cultural Arts Division (209 E 2nd St)
Tuesday, Jan. 24: 6:00 pm at the Yarborough Branch Library ( 2200 Hancock Dr)
Tuesday, Feb. 7: 3:00 pm at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin (4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy)
Monday, Feb. 13: 12:00 pm at the Carver Branch Library (1161 Angelina St)
The Artist INC Live workshop 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 arts 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 application 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. Applications can be accessed online at www.austintexas.gov/ArtistINCATX. For more information about the application or the program, contact Calder Kamin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-974-7845.
Small Business Program
The Small Business Program is a division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department, and is committed to providing opportunities and resources to small businesses to help them grow and prosper in a competitive business environment.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of ArtsKC Regional Arts Council, Charlotte Street Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center. Launched in 2007, Artist INC connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.
Mid-America Arts Alliance brings more art to more people by annually producing and managing more than 450 exhibition, performance, and professional development opportunities in more than 175 communities with more than 1,500 related educational programs. Each year our programs reach more than one million people regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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.
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