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.
The 2017 fellows are Adrian Aguilera, Julie Ahmad, Nicole Anderson, Carrie Cook, Kate Csillagi, Gus Davis, Ayla Erdener, Shannon Fannin, Korenn Grovey, Jennifer Guerin, Stephanie Jimenez, Hattie Lindsley, Kristin Moore, Nohad Nassif, Polina Novozhenets, Alicia Philley, Lys Santamaria, Maura Schaffer, Nick Schnitzer, Mercedez Singleton, Jamie Spinello, Malati Vasudevan, Stuart Wallace, Hallie Rae Ward and Ann Wieding.
The 8-week seminar begins June 6th and will continue on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. through August 1st. Local Austin artists Jeanette Hill, Calder Kamin, Ender Martos, Anuradha Naimpally, and Philip Rogers have been selected to be the local facilitators. They will conduct the program along with City of Austin staff.
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 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 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; and
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 and panel comprised of community arts leaders and artists, representing a range of artistic disciplines. For inquiries about the program contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-974-7845.
ABOUT City of Austin Economic Development Department Small Business Program www.smallbizaustin.org
The mission of the Small Business Program is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building information, tools, and resources. We provide counseling and assistance to small businesses. Our focus is to develop and empower small businesses in order to strengthen their business capability and survivability.
ABOUT ARTIST INC http://www.artistinckc.com
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.
Artist INC Live is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
ABOUT MID-AMERICA ARTS ALLIANCEhttp://www.maaa.org
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.
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