Artist INC Live is a training seminar designed to address the business needs and specific challenges of artists of all disciplines. Participating artists learn business skills relevant to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.
Artists convene for three hours, once a week for eight weeks.
An Artist INC seminar is limited to 25 participants.
Artist INC participants are selected through a competitive application process. The seminar is open to artists (not enrolled in a degree-seeking program) of any discipline at any point in their careers. A panel of community professionals and peers convenes to select the cohort.
Apply here to be a selection panelist for a program of Artist Services at Mid-America Arts Alliance, a division of Professional Development.
A nominal fee from each artist is recommended for participation to ensure a high level of commitment and engagement. We recommend $150 per participant. (The Program Partner collects and retains these fees to offset local program expenses.)
Facilitated learning is the Artist INC methodology. Six local artists are selected to serve as Artist Peer Facilitators for the seminar. Program Partner staff serve as administrative coordinators.
The three-hour weekly fast-paced class is structured to provide multiple means of engagement to tap into artists’ interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn. Using a flipped classroom model, artists participate in hands-on activities, large group discussions, multimedia presentations, games, small group conversations and weekly challenges focused on direct application of class concepts.
Mid-America recommends delivering three Artist INC seminars over a three-year period to maximize the impact on the local artist community. The cost of Year 1 is $30,000 and you receive the following services:
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), a nonprofit regional arts organization, strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our six-state region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) and beyond. Since 2013, M-AAA has delivered Artist INC, a transformational professional development opportunity for individual artists, to communities throughout the region (Austin and Houston, TX; Argenta and Springdale, AR; Kansas City, MO; Lawrence, KS; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK; and Omaha, NE.)