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. 

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 eleventh year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 1,300 regional artists. Artist INC Live NWA 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 NWA session will be in the Summer of 2020*. This session will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm from June 23, 2020 - August 11, 2020. Currently, the sessions are planned to take place in Fayetteville, the exact location to be announced.

*If this needs to change due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines, we will make an announcement in early June. We are committed to keeping a safe and healthy environment for artists.

  1. Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  2. Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  3. Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  4. Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  5. Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  6. Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  7. Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  8. Tuesday, ‚ÄčAugust 11, 2020


Want to learn more about Artist INC Live?  Attend one of our two upcoming What Works webinars and learn more about the topics covered throughout the Artist INC Live program.

March 31, 2020, 6:00 - 7:30 pm  

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Click here to register. 

April 18, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Click here to register. 

The What Works Workshop is a program of Artist INC.  Artist and Filmmaker, Lisa Marie Evans, will present the first-ever What Works workshop in the webinar format as we all stay virtually connected.  During these webinars, Evans will share more information about Artist INC and offer strategies for creatives to grow their art business and sustain an art practice. The presentations are approximately 60 minutes, with additional time for questions to follow.

Applicants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their artistic practice. All applications must be made online through during the open application period.

The application deadline is Monday, April 30, 2020
Applicants facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Cory Imig, Artist Services Manager at  Artists with program-specific questions should contact Lisa Marie Evans at

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within an 80-mile radius of Fayetteville, AR. Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply, graduate students are eligible if they are not currently enrolled in classes during the Artist INC Session Dates (June 23 - August 11).

All selected artists who participate in Artist INC Live 2020 will have the $150 fee waived due to the current economic crisis. All 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 May 15, 2020.

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

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