Artist INC Express - Teaching Artists

Artist INC Express - Teaching Artists
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Arkansas Arts Council
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Apr 22 (all day event)
Apr 24 (all day event)
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Scarlet Sims

Artist Services Manager

Artist INC Express is a 3-day intensive 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 was designed to focus participants on learning the most essential skills in the shortest amount of time.

Mid-America Arts Alliance, in partnership with Arkansas Arts Council, will host this workshop dedicated to bringing teaching artists together across the state of Arkansas to create peer support network. Artist INC Express is an intensive workshop created to address the specific professional needs and challenges that artists of all discipline face. Led by professional artist facilitators who are also teaching artists, the workshop is highly interactive and includes activities and discussions focused on goal setting, writing about your practice, and the various building blocks for a sustainable career that balances teaching and artistic practices. Artist INC Express immediately activates a network of artists in their community leading to additional peer to peer resource sharing and support long after the workshop concludes.

The workshop is open to all Arkansas teaching artists for free. Registration is required.

REGISTER HERE: Artist INC Express - Teaching Artists Eventbrite

This workshop has been accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education for continuing education credits for teachers.

Workshop Facilitators: The Artist INC Express workshop is led by three of Artist INC’s peer facilitators.

Workshop Platform: Our live online workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Workshop participants have the opportunity to interact with the facilitators and other artists, engage in live discussions and activities. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive instructions about log in information and links to the workshop.

To take this workshop, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Workshop Dates:

Friday, April 22, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday, April 24, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

** By registering for this workshop, you are committing to all three sessions of the workshop.

Program Fees: There is no cost to attend the workshop. Once you registered, plan to attend all three days of the workshop. Because seats are limited (20), if you don't plan to attend or have to cancel, please notify us in advance so we can open up the seat to artists on the wait list!

*Please be mindful that each participant will be taking up a seat that would otherwise benefit another artist. The cost of the program is $200 per participant; in response to the current pandemic and the financial strain to many family and artists, we are waiving the cost for participants. Once again, seats are limited - registered only if you are fully committed to attend.

Registration Deadline and Requirements:

PRIORITY REGISTRATION ends Saturday, April 16 at midnight. You will receive an Artist INC Care Package and the Artist INC Express Workbook in the mail if you signed by before the Priority Registration Deadline. After priority registration, participants will receive a digital PDF version of the Artist INC Express Workbook via email.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Participants must complete the Eventbrite form and answer the narrative questions.

Questions? Please contact: Kathy Liao, Artist INC Program Specialist, Mid-America Arts Alliance, [email protected], or Scarlet Sims, artist services manager, Arkansas Arts Council, [email protected]

For more information about Artist INC, visit

Artist INC is a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Artist INC Express is subsidized by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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