Artist INC-Houston 2018 Application

Artist INC-Houston 2018 Application

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply!

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. 


Powered by Fresh Arts, Artist INC-Houston is open to any artist of any discipline, from emerging through established careers. Applicants should communicate how the Artist INC program will support or strengthen their own business practice as well as show promise of participation in their local artist community network. 

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

The 2018 Artist INC-Houston program will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 4 - 7pm from March 13 to May 8, 2018 with a break on April 10, 2017.

Session 1

March 13, 2018

Strategic planning for artists

Session 2

March 20, 2018 

Marketing your Art Without Selling Your Soul 

Session 3

March 27, 2018

Budgets, Record keeping + Taxes 

Session 4

April 3 , 2018

Writing About Your Work 


April 10, 2018


Session 5

April 17, 2018

Legal Topics

Session 6

April 24, 2018 

Grant Writing 

Session 7

May 1, 2018

Websites + Technology 

Session 8

May 8, 2018 

Artist INC Presentation Night (open to the public)


Sessions will take place at the Galleria-area Frost Bank Financial Center, Meeting Space, 3rd Floor. 

1700 Post Oak Blvd (at San Felipe), 

Houston TX 77056 (MAP)


There is no fee to apply. Selected participants for Artist INC-Houston are subject to a $150 course fee which includes all materials including a copy of Jackie Battenfield's The Artist Guide, Artist INC-Houston workbook, and 1 hour mentorship session.  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 program, baring illness or emergency. Please review the schedule to be sure that you are available for all of the sessions. 

The Artist INC fee is payable via Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or check. Payment deadline is Tuesday, February 13, 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 Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Applicants will be selected through a juried process of local artists and creative professionals. All applicants will be notified of their status by January 20, 2018.

For questions regarding the online application process or if you are experiencing difficulties with your Submittable account, contact Sarah Hearn, Artist INC regional Program Manager at
For all other non-technical program questions, please contact

Artist INC Houston is administered by Fresh Arts and is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. 

Special thanks to the City of Houston, The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and Frost Bank for their program support.

Due Date: Jan 7, 2018
Contact Name: Angela Carranza
Fee: $150 program fee for selected applicants. There is no fee to apply. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

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