Ends on January 7, 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 tenth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 1,000 regional artists. Artist INC Kansas City is a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.  


The next Artist INC Kansas City session will be in the Spring of 2019. This session will run on eight consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm from March 4- April 29, 2019 with a break on April 1. Session will take place at Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

  1. Monday, March 4, 2019
  2. Monday, March 11, 2019
  3. Monday, March 18, 2019
  4. Monday, March 25, 2019
  5. Monday, April 1, 2019 (Break)
  6. Monday, ​April 8, 2019
  7. Monday, April 15, 2019
  8. Monday, ​ April 22, 2019
  9. Monday, April 29, 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 Monday, January 7 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 Kansas City. 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 by January 24, 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