Ends on January 11, 2019

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 thenth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by  more than 1000 regional artists. Artist INC Houston is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.  


The next Artist INC Houston session will be in the Spring of 2019. This session will run on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm from March 13 to  May 8, 2019 with a break on April 10, 2019. Session will take place at Frost Bank Financial Center, 1700 Post Oak Blvd. 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77056.

  1. Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  2. Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  3. Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  4. Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  5. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (Break)
  6. Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  7. Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  8. Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  9. Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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  Submittable.com during the open application period. 

The application deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Applicants  facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Sarah Hearn, Artist INC Program Manager at sarah@maaa.org

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

If you are  selected to participate in Artist INC, 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 in late January, 2019.

Each Artist INC 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