Artist INC

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Artist INC is a cutting edge training program that empowers individual artists in all disciplines to take control of their careers by connecting them to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice. 

To learn more: Artist INC website

Through its partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, KCAIC is making the following Artist Inc programs available to Kansas artists in these communities and surrounding areas: 

Artist Inc Live

Gathering for one night a week for eight weeks, participants learn business skills specific to their art practice and how apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using a ground breaking 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.


6-9 p.m. / Tuesdays, January 15 – March 5, 2019
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
Host: Lawrence Art Center
To learn more: Artist INC Live Lawrence

6-9 p.m. / Tuesdays, March 28-May 16 2017
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
Host: Lawrence Art Center
To learn more: Artist INC Live Lawrence


6:30-9:30 p.m. / Mondays February 5–April 2, 2019 (with a break on March 12)
Harvester Arts, 215 N Washington Ave.
Host: Harvester Arts
To learn more: Artist INC Live Wichita

What Works Workshop

Artists, just like traditional small business owners, have to wear many hats—creator, fabricator, accountant, marketer, technologist, and more. And, just like traditional small business owners, artists can find this to be a daunting task. How do some artists make the leap to sustainable and profitable artistic practices? Through their work with over 500 artists (from musicians, to writers, to painters, to filmmakers), the Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. 

In this free What Works/What Doesn’t? workshop, Artist INC will share those behaviors and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.

1:30-3:30 p.m. / Saturday, June 9, 2018
McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid St.
Host: McPherson College

7-9 pm / Thursday, April 12 2018
Vernon Filley Art Museum, 421 S. Jackson St.
Host: Cultivator Arts

5:30-7:30 p.m. / Wednesday, June 28 2017
Salina Art Center Warehouse, 149 S. 4th St.
Host: Salina Arts & Humanities
To register: What Works Salina

6-7:30 p.m. / Thursday, June 29 2017
Harvester Arts, 215 N. Washington St.
Host: Harvester Arts