Fresh Arts - Artist INC "What Works" Workshop

Fresh Arts - Artist INC "What Works" Workshop

This FREE "What Works" workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC and kicks off the online application for Artist INC coming to Houston in Spring 2017.   Stay after the workshop for cocktails and networking with 2017 Artist Inc grads as we celebrate the closing of Connecting The Silos, an Artist INC Houston showcase. 


Want to learn more about What Works for artists to create sustainable careers? 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017  // 6:00-7:30pm

@ The Silos on Sawyer, Studio 232

1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX 77007 (MAP)

FREE and open to artists of all disciplines (registration required)

Join Fresh Arts and  Artist INC facilitator Outspoken Bean for a free workshop and introduction into the cutting edge program Artist INC-HOUSTON.  In the “What Works Workshop”, we will share case studies from working artists about "What Works/What Doesn't" for artists to create sustainable careers and discuss the common behaviors of successful artists’ entrepreneurs and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.  

 The workshop includes discussion of:
Goal setting and planning
Portfolio careers
Multiple income streams
and an overview of the Artist INC program 

The last 30 minutes of the workshop is dedicated to audience needs, so bring your questions. Attendees will receive the What Works Workbook that challenges you to begin identifying your goals and crafting a plan following the workshop. 

Stay after the workshop for cocktails and networking as we celebrate the closing of Connecting The Silos, an Artist INC Houston showcase. This is also a great chance to meet the Artist INC- Houston's artist facilitators and 2017 program graduates and ask any questions you have about the Artist INC-Houston program

This FREE What Works workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC Live and kicks off ARTIST INC-HOUSTON 2018 (application now open).  Interest in the program is not required to attend the free workshop. 


6:00-6:15:  Check-in/Door registration
6:15-7:00pm:  Workshop program
7:00-7:30:  Q&A + Networking


This workshop is FREE and open to artists of all mediums and disciplines.

Seating is limited and advance registration is recommended.


Online registration ends on December 12th, 2017 at Noon or until we have reached the maximum number of registrants.

First launched in Kansas City, 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 eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 800 regional artists. 

Artist INC seminars provide a host of benefits to artists of all disciplines through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks to develop their entrepreneurial skill and strengthen their artistic practice. Artists gain:

* Skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law, and technology;
* Increased knowledge and the ability to access local and national art business resources;
* Strategic planning for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and a
* Long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.

Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.


Now in its second year, Artist INC-Houston will resume in the Spring of 2018 and run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm from March 13 to May 8, 2018 with a break on April 10, 2018. All sessions will take place at Frost Bank Financial Center, 1700 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056.

The Artist INC program is limited to 25 artists. Interested Artist INC Houston participants 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 HERE. The application deadline to apply to participate in Artist INC Houston is Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:59 pm.  MORE INFO

Artist INC Houston 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 Deal Company and Sawyer Yards for allowing us to host this event at The Silos on Sawyer.

Due Date: Dec 12, 2017
Phone: 713-868-1839
Fee: FREE with registration 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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