GetSmART! is a series of workshops that cover art related topics for individual artists and arts organizations. The program, created in 2014, is designed to provide training and networking opportunities to Arkansans in an affordable and efficient manner.

The workshops are generally online during the day. Past topics have included crowdsourcing, fundraising, grant writing and Facebook marketing.

Topics for future workshops are always welcome. For more information or to suggest topics, please contact the artist services manager. The online workshops are free.


Artist INC registrations are through Mid-America Arts Alliance or by following the links below. For other workshops, please visit our Eventbrite to RSVP.


GetSmART! Learning Series Testimonials

"The GetSmART! Workshop was a wonderful experience. I really appreciated how attentive the class was; responding and asking proper questions. It was cool how we were able to get on and off subject so casually. Being that I ran out of time before finishing the presentation, I'm excited to share more." - Damen Tolbert, instructor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, director of Sound Recording Technology, Applied Woodwinds and Music Education

Upcoming Sessions TBD

Artist INC Express in Arkansas is subsidized by the Arkansas Arts Council with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Windgate Foundation.

Artist INC Express is an intensive, two-to-three-day workshop created to address the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Building upon Artist INC’s experience working with hundreds of artists in the Midwest region through its core Artist INC Live seminar, Artist INC Express is designed to focus participants on learning the most essential skills in the shortest amount of time.

What Works is a 1.5-hour workshop based on sharing the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs and speaks directly to artists’ concerns in building sustainable careers. These tenets are based on working with thousands of artists of all disciplines and are the basis of the Artist INC program.

Led by professional artist facilitators, the live and online workshops are highly interactive and include activities and discussions focused on goal setting, writing about one’s work, and building a personal brand—the building blocks for a sustainable art practice and a successful arts business.

Interested artists must apply, using the links and application deadlines to the left. Each session will have twenty spaces available.

The 2023 cohort for Artist INC Live pose after the Live Share.

    The Arkansas Arts Council is pleased to sponsor this 8-week professional development session with Mid-America Arts Alliance and to waive the $150 fee for individual creatives participating. The program is completely free for Arkansas creatives because we are dedicated to supporting the success of individual creatives where they are. The new schedule for Artist INC programs will be released this summer.

    Artist INC LIVE is a training seminar designed to address the specific professional and entrepreneurial challenges that artists of all disciplines face in their practices.  Artists will learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group activities, large group discussions, multimedia lectures and a remarkable opportunity for networking with other artists. 

    For more information, email [email protected].

    Artist INC Live: Pine Bluff


    Artist INC Live: Little Rock


    The eight-weeklong session will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 2, at Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North St. in Little Rock.