Artist INC: Current Community Partners

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

Artist INC Argenta

Argenta Arts Foundation, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Arkansas Arts Council, and Artist INC, will begin its first Artist INC Argenta training to Argenta/North Little Rock in fall 2017. Apply here through July 5.

Artist INC Argenta 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 Arkansas Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

About the Argenta Arts Foundation

The arts are alive and well in vibrant downtown North Little Rock and the Argenta Arts Foundation is happy to support this local art scene. They produce all kinds of art and cultural events, provide financial and marketing support and are tireless advocates for art, education and economic development in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Artist INC 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, began completing Artist INC seminars in 2014. For information on how to apply, click here. Artist INC Austin occurs each year in the fall.

Artist INC 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 Houston

Fresh Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the Texas Commission on the Arts, and Artist INC, began Artist INC Houston in spring 2017. For information on future Artist INC Houston classes, including application info, click here.

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 Fresh Arts

Fresh Arts is dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston’s arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public’s engagement with the arts. Fresh Arts is committed to the growth of a thriving, innovative, and diverse arts sector in Houston and towards that end, provides programming and services in the arenas of professional development training, resource aggregation, showcasing, community building, and audience development. They are a help-desk and small business development center, as well as an advocate, intermediary, and support network for Houston’s creative community.

Artist INC 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 Lawrence seminar in spring 2016. For information on how to apply, click here.

Artist INC 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 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 Omaha

The Omaha Creative Institute, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the Nebraska Arts Council, and Artist INC, began Artist INC seminars in 2014. Artist INC Omaha occurs each year in the fall. For information on how to apply, visit this page.

Artist INC 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 Springdale

Arts Center of the Ozarks began as a partner for Artist INC seminars in 2016. For information on how to apply, please visit their website. Artist INC Springdale occurs each year in the spring.

Artist INC Springdal 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 Arkansas Arts Council, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

About Arts Center of the Ozarks

Located in Downtown Springdale, Arts Center of the Ozarks has been providing and making arts for the last 50 years. We’ve introduced thousands of people to live performance. Many others have been inspired by art classes, performed in plays and shared their art on the gallery walls. This non-profit arts organization offers a diverse range of programming, a home to artists and arts organizations to showcase their work, and engages people of every age and background to create a vibrant and cohesive community. For more information, visit www.acozarks.org.

Artist INC 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 seminar in Tulsa in spring 2016.

Artist INC 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 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.