Is Artist INC right for you? Attend this free workshop: Artist INC WHAT WORKSWORKSHOP
HOW TO GROW YOUR ART BUSINESS & BUILD A SUSTAINABLE ART PRACTICE
- 6PM Doors
- 6 to 7PM Happy Hour
- 7PM Program
- 8 to 9PM Q&A Social Hour
- Drink Specials
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Harvester Arts Selected to Host Artist INC
Regional professional development program for artists comes to Wichita
(Wichita) – Harvester Arts has been selected by Mid-America Arts Alliance to serve as the program partner to deliver Artist INC Live, a ground-breaking training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists of all disciplines. Harvester Arts was selected based on their capacity and project management experience, existing community engagement and partnerships, and the potential for community impact. Artist INC Wichita is supported, in part, by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Mid-America Arts Alliance.
The program will be conducted by Harvester Arts along with Artist Peer Facilitators and local topic experts selected from the Wichita area community. During the course of the program, artists convene once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Artist INC Live is open to any artist of any discipline, from emerging to established. Applications for the program opened April 2nd.
The Artist INC Live seminar will be held on Monday nights (except July 2) from June 25th - August 20th, 2018.
The application closes May 21st.
Wichita artists selected to serve as Peer Facilitators for the program: Cheyla Chandler (dance), Armando Minjarez (Visual Arts, Community Organizing), Rob Simon (Music, Storytelling), April Pameticky (writing), and Aaron Wirtz(performance, multi-media arts).
Through mentorship, expert presentations, and peer networks, a cohort of 25 Wichita area artists will gain:
- Tools and skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law and technology;
- An increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national art business resources;
- A strategic artist’s plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and
- A long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Lesson topics covered in the eight weekly sessions of Artist INC include: planning; marketing; financial management; writing; legal issues; grants; technology; and public presenting. This training changes the way artists think about business, giving them the practical tools and peer feedback they need to strengthen their art practice, seize opportunities, and shape their creative and financial futures. As artists leave Artist INC, they connect with one another in a variety of ways to share ideas, funding opportunities, and more.
“Bringing the Artist INC program to Wichita is a great opportunity for our community to build a strong network of artists across disciplines, and to empower our artists giving them the skills necessary to create sustainable practices and grow their arts businesses,“ states Harvester Arts Co-Founder Kate Van Steenhuyse.
In the past year, Mid-America Arts Alliance’s Artist INC program reached nearly one thousand artists with training in Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Houston, and Wichita Falls, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Lawrence, Kansas; Springdale, Arkansas; and seven other communities across the region. In addition to the Artist INC Live seminar, Artist INC’s programming now includes Artist INC Advance; Artist INC Express; and What Works Workshops to allow more flexibility in serving communities large and small.
Lisa Cordes, Director of Artist Services for Mid-America Art Alliance said, “Artist INC makes a direct impact in the lives and careers of artists while drawing artists and communities together to strengthen their creative economies. The program positively transforms artists’ careers and their communities in the process.”
Support for Artist INC comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc., Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, and Hallmark Corporate Foundation, as well as Arkansas Arts Council, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Missouri Arts Council, Nebraska Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council, Texas Commission on the Arts, and other foundations, corporations, and individuals.
About Mid-America Arts Alliance
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful, and accessible arts and culture programs and services. We believe in more art for more people. Additional information about M-AAA is available at www.maaa.org.
About Harvester Arts
The mission of Harvester Arts is to provide a thoughtful platform for visual arts experimentation that engages the community through critical dialogue and the creation of new work. We want the public to think of art as more than consumable objects and rather inspire passion about the ideas and processes of artists. Increased critical thinking surrounding the arts leads to a public that has agency and motivation in other facets of our community.