Artist INC Session Info

Artist INC Session Info


Applications for the 2019 session are now open through Friday, January 11, 2019. 

Please signup HERE for Artist INC 2019 program updates


Application closes Friday, January 11th at 11:59pm.


The 2019 Artist INC-Houston program will run on eight semi-consecutive Wednesday evenings from 4 - 7pm from March 13 to May 8, 2019 with a break on April 10, 2019.  Session 8 is a public presentation night and will run from 6-9:30pm on May 8th at City Hall. 

Session 1

March 13, 2019

Strategic planning for artists

Session 2 

March 20, 2019

Marketing your Art Without Selling Your Soul 

Session 3

March 27, 2019

Budgets, Record keeping + Taxes 

Session 4

April 3 , 2019

Writing About Your Work 


April 10, 2019


Session 5

April 17, 2019

Legal Topics

Session 6 

April 24, 2019

Grant Writing 

Session 7

May 1, 2019

Websites + Technology 

Session 8 

May 8, 2019

Artist INC Presentation Night (open to the public)


Sessions will take place at Frost Bank Financial Center, Meeting Space (enter from 2nd Floor parking garage). Parking is free and plentiful!

    Frost Bank Financial Center

    Meeting Space, (enter from 2nd Floor parking garage)

    1700 Post Oak Blvd (at San Felipe), 

    Houston TX 77056. 



    Sessions start PROMPTLY at 4:00pm. Many artists show up early for casual networking and socializing beforehand. Please plan to arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to find parking and make it to the room. 

    The meeting room will be open by 3:30 pm and the staff and facilitators will be there to greet you. We will also have snacks and refreshments on hand for each session, but please feel free to bring your own if you have specific dietary restrictions.

    You will receive additional information regarding Session 8 Presentation Night later in the program.

    Artists are welcome (and encouraged) to attend post-Artist INC hangouts after each session for additional networking (food + drink available for purchase). Hangouts location(s) will be held in public venues (bar/restaurants) near the meeting space and determined prior to each session. Post-hangout participation is completely optional.

    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. 

    The Artist INC fee is payable via Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or check. Payment deadline is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by 5pm.  

    Please contact if you need to make special payment arrangements.

    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 (in full), baring illness or emergency.
    if for any reason you find that you will not be able to take full advantage of participation in the Artist INC program, please notify me right away so that we may notify the list of alternate artists to fill your spot. ( or 713-868-1839)  

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

    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.


    PO BOX 66494
    Houston, TX 77266-6494


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