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Upcoming Free Workshops to Build Your Art Career

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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

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 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.

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 Pine Bluff, Arkansas, September 30–October 1, 2023
Artist INC Express Fort Smith, Arkansas, October 14–15, 2023
Artist INC Express Kansas Statewide (virtual), October 20–22, 2023
Artist INC Express New Mexico Music (virtual), October 24–26, 2023
Artist INC Express Arkansas Statewide (virtual), November 3–5, 2023
Artist INC Express South Central Kansas, November 4–5, 2023
Artist INC Express Lincoln (virtual), Nebraska, November 10–12, 2023
Artist INC Express Arkansas Statewide (virtual), January 12–14, 2024
Artist INC Express Kansas Statewide (virtual), February 2–4, 2024
Artist INC Express St. Louis, Missouri, February 9–11, 2024
Artist INC Express New Mexico Music, March 5–7, 2024

Not an Artist INC workshop in your area?

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

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