Artist INC Houston

Artist INC Houston

Pictured: The 2019 graduating class of Artist INC-Houston.  Photo by Gisele Parra Photography

"We have tremendous creativity here and artists are a big part of what makes living and visiting Houston so appealing.  I am very interested in how we can help our artists and up-and-coming talent be successful in their careers.

 -Mayor Sylvester Turner on the Artist INC-Houston program

Congratulations to the Artist INC class of 2019!


Héctor Arguelles // Emily Arrow // Cuyler Ballenger // Marissa Castillo // Shannon Crider // Tatiana Escallon // Jaime Frugé-Walne // Marsha Glickman // Rachel Gonzales // Nyssa Juneau // Brandon Kafarela // Carla Lyles // Joseph Nance // P M Neist // Anthony Pabillano // Miles Payne // Peace Poetry // Crystal Rae // Jelisa Robinson // Nicci Sevier-Vuyk // Laura Sprague // Chris Thomas // Caroline Truong // Zulma Vega // Arnea Williams


Save the date for the Fresh Arts Summit: July 19-20, 2019

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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 lectures

Powered by Fresh Arts, 2019 marks the third year of Artist INC-Houston. 


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. 


* 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.

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The Artist INC-Houston 2020 application will open Fall of 2019.

Artist INC Houston is powered by Fresh Arts and is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. 

Additional support for the Artist INC Houston 2019 session has been provided in part by Frost Bank and Art Colony Association. 

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007