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Event Series Event Series: Artist INC Express

Artist INC Express – Fort Smith (in-person)

October 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - October 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Artist INC Express provides professional development, networking, and more for artists of all disciplines.

Location:  ACHE Research Institute Health and Wellness Center, 1000 Fianna Way, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916

Cost: Free 

Eligibility:  Artists in Fort Smith, Arkansas and surrounding areas

Age Requirement: 18+

Total Workshop Hours: 10

Homework Hours: 1.5

Workshop Size: 25 Artists, 3 Facilitators  

Materials Provided: Artist INC Express Workbook, lunch, snacks and beverages

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5:00pm CST 

Partner Organizations: Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.



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 2,000 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.

Artist INC Express is not your standard passive classroom experience. 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 October 14, 2023, 12:00pm-5:00pm CST

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

Session 2October 15, 2023, 12:00pm-5:00pm CST

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. Facilitators for this session are:


All registrants must register individually. There is no application process or participation fee. Registrants must meet the eligibility requirements identified above. Workshops fill quickly. Artist INC Express is brought to you in collaboration with Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.  


Contact us at artistservices@maaa.org. 

Artist INC Administration Team



ACHE Research Institute Health and Wellness Center
1000 Fianna Way
Fort Smith, AR 72916 United States
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For questions, please contact communications@maaa.org.