Career resources, for artists
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, and the UMKC Innovation Center. Originally launched in 2007 as KCArtistLink, Artist INC connects Kansas City artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.
Artist INC programs include the original Artist INC Live eight-week seminar that focuses on professional development and business training for emerging and mid-career artists; two speakers’ series that connect artists with national and local experts in arts entrepreneurship; the Artist INC website where artists can find the resources they need to shape their careers and grow their businesses; and the newly launched Artist INC Online, a web version of the live training seminar that significantly broadens geographic access to this groundbreaking program. In 2012, the program will launch Artist INC II, an advanced project-based seminar available to all Artist INC Live alumni.
Artist INC. is made possible through a grant from Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), the innovative collaboration of Kansas City’s arts service organizations, and generous support from the Kansas City creative community and arts supporters, including the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation; Francis Family Foundation; Steve and Karen Pack Family Foundation; American Century Investments; Hallmark Cards; the Missouri Arts Council; and the David T. Beals III Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee. Artist INC also receives program support and guidance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Missouri Extension, and numerous local area artists involved in the community planning process.