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Upcoming Free Workshops to Build Your Art Career

By Elizabeth Snell

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Artist INC Express announces upcoming free professional development workshops from Nebraska to New Mexico.

The facilitators were so phenomenal and the subject matter was exactly what I needed to build my practice and scale myself up.  – Artist INC program participant

Updated January 22, 2024

Led by a team of experienced, working artists, Artist INC Express is a nine-hour, hands-on workshop that helps artists address specific needs and challenges they’ll face throughout their careers. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, artist facilitators and a network of peer artists helps artists set goals for their practice, write about their work, and build their personal brands.

Artist INC Express is a slimmed down, yet still highly active, version of the popular eight-week Artist INC Live program, completed by more than 700+ artists across seven states since 2019. Artist INC Express explores those same core concepts of how to build a lasting arts practice in a shorter, more flexible format, to help reach a broader audience of artists.

Artists who sign on for Artist INC Express are asked to commit to the entire nine-hour workshop, as exercises build on one another and as participants develop deep relationships with their fellow artists over the three sessions. Participating artists are engaged throughout in group discussions, hands-on exercises, and small group work.

And just know, it’s not over when it’s over. Right away, Artist INC Express activates a network of artists, leading to more peer-to-peer resource sharing, collaborations, and support long after the workshop concludes.

Find an Artist INC Express opportunity near you.

Advance registration is suggested—workshops will fill quickly!

Artist INC Express New Mexico Music (virtual), January 23-25, 2024
Artist INC Express Kansas Statewide (virtual), February 2–4, 2024
Artist INC Express St. Louis (virtual), Missouri, February 9–11, 2024 (SOLD OUT)
Artist INC Express Southwest Kansas (Garden City) (in-person), February 17-18, 2024
Artist INC Express Lincoln, Nebraska (virtual), March 1-3, 2024
Artist INC Express Taos County, Questa (in-person), New Mexico, March 2–3, 2024
Artist INC Express New Mexico Music, (virtual), March 19-21, 2024
Artist INC Express Las Cruces (in-person), New Mexico, April 6-7, 2024
Artist INC Express Peñasco (in-person), New Mexico, April 27-28, 2024
Artist INC Express Kansas City (in-person), Missouri, May 4-5, 2024
Artist INC Express Albuquerque (in-person), New Mexico, May 4-5, 2024
Artist INC Express New Mexico Taos (in-person), New Mexico, May 18-19, 2024
Artist INC Express New Mexico Gallup (in-person), New Mexico, June 8-9, 2024

Not an Artist INC workshop in your area?

Contact the M-AAA Artist Services team to bring Artist INC to your community.

Looking for something more in-depth?

Apply for Artist INC Live, an eight-week training seminar designed to address the business needs and specific challenges of artists of all disciplines.

Interested in more artist opportunities including artist residencies and art grants?

Sign up for our artist opportunity e-news. Learn more about Artist INC Express, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance