What Works Workshop

A free workshop to learn about "What Works" for artists to create sustainable careers, plus an intro to the Artist INC-Houston program.


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

Wednesday, December 18, 2018
@ Winter Street Studios Gallery
2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 

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. 

This FREE What Works workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC Live and kicks off ARTIST INC-HOUSTON 2019 (application now open).  Interest in the program is not required to attend the free workshop. 

There will be an encore presentation of the What Works Workshop on Tuesday, January 8 at Talento Bilingue de Houston. 


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

Seating is limited and advance registration is required.


Registration + Networking:  6:00-6:20pm
Presentation:  6:20-7:20pm
Q&A:  7:20-7:30pm


@ Winter Street Studios Gallery
2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 


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; 
* 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.

Sound like a program you want to be involved in? 
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 HEREThe deadline is January 11, 2019.

Winter Street Studios
Dripping Springs Vodka

Dec 19, 2018
FREE with Registration
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
Doors open at 6pm. Program begins promptly at 6:20pm.

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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