Kansas City, MO – Artist INC, a collaborative partnership of Charlotte Street Foundation, ArtsKC Regional Arts
Council, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center, announces the artists selected for the 2015
session of the Artist INC Live seminar. With this roster of 25 Kansas City-based artists, Artist INC has now reached
more than 500 artists in Kansas City and throughout the region since 2009 with its nationally-recognized arts
entrepreneurship program, designed to give artists from all disciplines the business training and support needed to
strengthen their art practice and grow their arts business.
Kansas City area artists selected for the 8-week session that begins March 2 include visual artists Debbie BarrettJones, Elaine Buss, Rebecca Clews, Noor Higley, Sydney Pener, Cydney Ross, Michael Schliefke, Phil Shafer, Emily
Evans Sloan, Anson the Ornery, Jennifer Watson, Casey Whittier, and Donald Wilkison; musicians Betse Ellis, Camry
Ivory, Jesse Kates, Michael McClintock, Danielle Prestidge, Calvin Arsenia Scott, E. Clarke Wyatt, and Cody
Wyoming; theater/performing artist Brian Huther; and film/video artists Morgan Cooper, Brandon Segelke, and
Paul Wenske.
Artists are selected for the program through a competitive application process and panel comprised of the
leadership of local arts organizations and Artist INC alumni, representing a range of artistic disciplines. Criteria for
acceptance are focused on the quality of artistic work, with consideration given for an artist’s career goals and
overall readiness for the program.