Artist INC Participant Info

Artist INC Participant Info


Applications for the 2018 session closed on January 7, 2018. 

Please signup HERE for Artist INC 2019 program updates.


Next Steps Guide

Program Fee Payment Portal 

One-on-one Peer Mentor Request Form (due 4/3/18)

Pecha Kucha-style Guidelines (PDF)

2018 Presentation Night Reminders

Presentation Submission form  (due Thu. May 3 by 11:59pm) 

Session Presentations:

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7


The 2018 Artist INC-Houston program will run on eight semi-consecutive Tuesday evenings from 4 - 7pm from March 13 to May 8, 2018 with a break on April 10, 2017. Session locations vary (see below). Session 8 is a public presentation night and will run from 6-9:30pm on May 8th at City Hall. 

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 1, 3-5, & 7 will take place at Frost Bank Financial Center, Meeting Space (enter from 2nd Floor parking garage).  

* Sessions 2 will take place at The Silos on Sawyer. 

* Session 6 will take place at United Way of Greater Houston.

** Session 8 (Public Presentation Night) will be held at Houston City Hall, Legacy Room, 6:00-9:30pm.

    Frost Bank Financial Center

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

    1700 Post Oak Blvd (at San Felipe), 

    Houston TX 77056. 


    Session 6:  United Way of Greater Houston.

      United Way of Greater Houston

      50 Waugh Drive, 

      Houston TX 77007. 


      You’ll get more detailed information about parking options and specific instructions prior to the first session but please know that there is ample FREE garage parking for all sessions taking place at Frost Bank Financial Center and United Way. 


      Sessions 1-7 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 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by 5pm.  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018 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


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