Artist INC Express in Arkansas

Popular professional development program returns to Arkansas in 2022

The Arkansas Arts Council has partnered with Mid-America Arts Alliance to bring free, professional development workshops to Arkansas artists. Artist INC Express in Arkansas is generously subsidized by the Arkansas Arts Council, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Windgate Foundation.

Artist INC Express is a three-day intensive workshop created to address the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Building upon Artist INC’s experience working with hundreds of artists in the Midwest region through its core Artist INC Live seminar, Artist INC Express is designed to focus participants on learning the most essential skills in the shortest amount of time.

Led by professional artist facilitators, the live, online workshops are highly interactive and include activities and discussions focused on goal setting, writing about one’s work, and building a personal brand—the building blocks for a sustainable art practice and a successful arts business. Interested artists must apply, using the links and application deadlines below. Each session will have twenty spaces available.

Upcoming Sessions

February 18–20: Bringing Artists Together Statewide. Apply by February 12
March 18–20: Bilingual/Spanish. Apply by March 12
April 15–17: Teaching Artists. Apply by April 10
May 13–15: Centering BIPOC Artists. Apply by May 8
June 3–5: Student Artists. Apply by May 7

These live online workshops will be delivered via Zoom. Workshop participants have the opportunity to interact with the facilitators and other artists, engage in live discussions and activities. To take this workshop, participants will need a microphone and camera-enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.