Led by a team of five trained peer facilitators, and designed for up to 25 participants, Artist INC employs an innovative and rigorous 8-week class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, large group discussions and multi-media lectures. Participating artists learn business skills relevant to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.
Artists are selected for the core Artist INC Live seminar through a competitive panel process that looks at quality of work and readiness for the program. The selection process also looks at the diversity of the seminar cohort to ensure diversity in all its definitions including demographics (gender, age, and ethnicity) and artistic discipline.
The seminars are most effective when the artists reflect a rich mix of art forms that includes visual, performing, literary, and film. In most cities, artists are commonly siloed by discipline and Artist INC is often the only opportunity they have to learn and collaborate with each other.
Building a strong, supportive community of artists is, in fact, one of the goals of the program. One-on-One Coaching is embedded in the core Artist INC Live program. Utilizing the Artist INC staff and Peer Facilitator team, in-depth arts business counseling sessions are provided to all Artist INC Live Fellows first as a part of the seminar experiences and then by request post seminar.