ArtsKC believes that artists, if given the right training and access to the right tools, can act as some of the most successful small businesses in the Kansas City region!
Artist INC, a program run in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Innovation Center, takes some of the mystery and fear out of the business end of a fine arts practice. This program focuses on coaching artists in business skills such as marketing, finance, grant writing, etc. Artist INC is taught by artists for artists and is appropriate for generative artists of all disciplines. Visual artists, musicians, film makers, dancers, performers, and writers come together for intensive work on the components of a viable and sustainable arts practice.
The first Artist INC workshop launched in 2009 and has been completed by over 350 fine artists in the Kansas City area. The Artist INC Online workshop was introduced in 2011 to meet the needs of those artists unable to attend the traditional workshop due to constraints of geography or schedule.
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