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Artist INC Express – El Dorado (in-person)

September 21 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 3:00 pm

Catalina Calderson, Artist INC Houston. Photo by Alex Barber.

Cost: Free

Eligibility: El Dorado, Arkansas artists

Age Requirement: 18+

Location: South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. 5th St., El Dorado, AR 71730

Total Workshop Hours: 10 hours

Homework Hours: 1 hour

Workshop Size: 25 Artists, 3 Facilitators

Materials Provided: Artist INC Express Workbook and Welcome Packet

Workshop Dates & Times:

  • Day 1: Saturday, September 21, 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm CDT
  • Day 2: Sunday, September 22, 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm CDT

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 5:00pm CDT

Partner Organization: South Arkansas Arts Center



Artist INC Express helps artists, of any discipline, develop the building blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice.

Led by a team of experienced, working artists, this ten-hour, hands-on workshop helps artists like you address specific needs and challenges that you’ll face throughout your career. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, your artist-facilitators, and your new network of peer artists, will help you set goals for your practice, write about your work, and build a personal brand. 

Artist INC Express is a slimmed down, yet still highly active, version of the popular eight-week Artist INC Live program, which has been completed by more than 1,500 artists since 2009. 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.  

If you sign on for Artist INC Express, you are asked to commit to the entire ten-hour workshop, as exercises build on one another and participants develop deep relationships with their fellow artists over the two sessions. Be ready to participate 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 in your community, leading to more peer-to-peer resource sharing, collaborations, and support long after the workshop concludes.


Artist INC Express workshops are divided into two 5-hour sessions.

Session 1 – September 21, 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm CDT

  • What Works
  • Success Inventory
  • Eulogy
  • ADEP Analysis
  • SMART Goal Setting
  • Funding a Practice

Session 2 – September 22, 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm CDT

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Elevator Speech
  • Formal Tool Kit (biography, artist statement, resume/CV)
  • Building Long-Term Relationships

Artist INC Express Agenda (In Person – 2 Days)


All Artist INC Express workshops are facilitated by a team of experienced, working artists.


All registrants must register individually. There is no application process or participation fee. Registrants must meet the eligibility requirements identified above. All supplies, lunch, and snacks will be provided at the workshop. Workshops fill quickly. Artist INC Express is brought to you in collaboration with South Arkansas Arts Center


Please contact artistservices@maaa.org.

Artist Services Team

Artist INC Express - Arkansas - El Dorado (in-person)

Artist INC Express helps artists, of any discipline, develop the building blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice.

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September 21 @ 10:00 am
September 22 @ 3:00 pm
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Mid-America Arts Alliance
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South Arkansas Arts Center
110 E. 5th St.
El Dorado, AR 71730 United States
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