Artist INC Live connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice. 
Ends on December 15, 2017
Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice 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. Now in its ninth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 700 regional artists. Artist INC Live Springdale is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arkansas Arts Council and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The next Artist INC Live Springdale session will be in the Spring of 2018. This session will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm from March 27 to May 22, 2018 with a break on April 24, 2018. Session will take place at Art Center for the Ozarks located at 214 South Main Street, Springdale, AR 72765.
  1. Tuesday March 27, 2018
  2. Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  3. Tuesday April 10, 2018
  4. Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  5. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (Break)
  6. Tuesday, ​May 1, 2018
  7. Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  8. Tuesday, ​May 15, 2018
  9. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Applicants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online through during the open application period. 

The application deadline is Friday, December 15 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Applicants facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Sarah Hearn, Artist INC Program Manager at

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within an 80 mile radius of Springdale, AR. Students are ineligible to apply.

If you are selected to participate in Artist INC Live, there is a $150 fee. Even with the participant fee, the program is heavily subsidized. As a result of this subsidization, participants are required to attend all sessions of the workshop, barring illness or emergency. Please review the schedule to be sure that you are available for all of the sessions.Applicants will be notified by January 15, 2018.

Each Artist INC Live Application should include:
  • Filled in online application form--found below
  • Artist Resume/CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • 4 artwork samples (images - 1MB max. per image, audio files, film files, or URLs to audio and film files)
  • Image description list