Artist INC: Current Community Partners

Artist INC Live continues to expand each year. We are proud to work with the following organizations in these communities:

Artist INC Live Austin

The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the Texas Commission on the Arts, and Artist INC, successfully completed Artist INC Live seminars in 2014 and 2015. See Artist INC Live Fellows for a list of participants.

The Fall 2016 Artist INC Live Austin seminars are in the planning stages. Please return to our website in spring 2016 for more information about how to apply.

Artist INC Live Austin is made possible through the collaboration of local, state, regional, and national organizations to provide support and connect individual artists in the M-AAA six-state region. Support for this program is provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

About the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

The Cultural Arts Division (CAD) of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the city’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. CAD is the local arts agency for the City of Austin, and provides sub-granting of state and national agency resources to local arts organizations. In addition, CAD is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.

Artist INC Live Lawrence

The Lawrence Art Center, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, and Artist INC, conducted the inaugural Artist INC Live Lawrence seminar in Spring 2016.

Artist INC Live Lawrence is guided by the Artist INC program team, in conjunction with M-AAA staff and the local management team, facilitators, and topic experts.

Artist INC Live Lawrence is made possible through the collaboration of local, state, regional, and national organizations to provide support and connect individual artists in the M-AAA six-state region. Support for this program is provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Capitol Federal Foundation, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

About Lawrence Arts Center

The Lawrence Arts Center is a regional center for visual and performing arts, contemporary exhibitions, film, and lectures. Charged by its mission to enrich and invigorate the community by offering the best in contemporary exhibitions, performance, and arts education, programs are complemented by fully developed curricula in ballet and modern dance, theater performance, and visual arts that observe National Core Art Standards. The Lawrence Arts Center welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually and employs over 130 teaching artists teaching more than 400 classes to 10,000 students each year. The vision guiding the Lawrence Arts Center is to provide open access to the arts and to offer diverse opportunities to artistic excellence.

Artist INC Live Omaha

The Omaha Creative Institute, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the Nebraska Arts Council, and Artist INC, successfully completed Artist INC Live seminars in 2014 and 2015. See Artist INC Fellows for a list of participants.

Artist INC Live Omaha is made possible through the collaboration of local, state, regional, and national organizations to provide support and connect individual artists in the M-AAA six-state region. Support for this program is provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nebraska Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

About Omaha Creative Institute

Omaha Creative Institute (OCI) strives to make arts easily accessible in the metro. It coordinates team building events for groups of all sizes; offers public two-hour workshops from ukulele to blacksmithing to watercolor, etc.; produces large community-wide events; and participates in area festivals, parades, and more. OCI promotes artistic advancement in all capacities. From supporting artists to offering widespread access to creativity, the organization works to encourage innovation and imagination in everyone. Learn more at omahacreativeinstitute.org.

Artist INC Live Tulsa

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the Oklahoma Arts Council, and Artist INC, offered the inaugural Artist INC Live seminar in Tulsa Spring 2016.

Artist INC Live Tulsa is guided by the Artist INC program team, in conjunction with M-AAA staff and the local management team, facilitators, and topic experts.

Artist INC Live Tulsa is made possible through the collaboration of local, state, regional, and national organizations to provide support and connect individual artists in the M-AAA six-state region. Support for this program is provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

About the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) helps artists realize their potential through education, exposure and funding. Organized in 1988, OVAC is a non-profit organization that supports visual artists living and working in Oklahoma. OVAC promotes public interest in the arts and helps people of all ages understand the visual arts.