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Flip the myth and become a well-fed artist. These classes, designed specifically for artists and the challenges you face, help you turn your artistic practice into a thriving career.

Artist, INC

Who: Literary, performing, and visual artists; musicians
When: Three, eight-week sessions of Artist, INC are planned for 2010.
Cost: $150, Artist, INC is subsidized by LINC and generous local funders
Contact: Diane Scott
Web: Artist INC

What: Artist, INC. is an entrepreneurial and small business skills training seminar for artists. The sessions provide specific business training relevant to artists, peer-to-peer learning, and mentoring. Established area artists serve as program facilitators. 

ArtsSmarts 

Who: Literary, performing, and visual artists; musicians
When: Ongoing
Cost: Free to KCVLAA members. $10 for non-members
Contact: Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts 
Web: ArtsSmarts Workshops

What: ArtsSmarts is an ongoing series of workshops focused on helping artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses learn how to better navigate potential legal issues. Classes are free to KCVLAA members.

SCORE: Minding Your Business Seminar

Who: Any aspiring business owner
When: second Saturday of each month; 1 all-day session 
How much: $40
Call: 816.235.6675

What: This affordable seminar (around $40) gives you an overview of business essentials straight from the mouths of retired business experts who have lived it. The seminar will show you why and how to:

  • develop a business plan
  • organize your business
  • create the financial reports you need and how they help you
  • market/sell your product or service
  • finance and apply for business loans
  • manage permits, fees, licenses, insurance

Fractured U.

Who: Creative entrepreneurs and artists
When: Online courses can be accessed at any time
Cost: Free! (Free membership required)
Web: Fractured U

What: Fractured U. was created by Fractured Atlas to address the emerging needs of artists and arts managers in the DIY environment. Their online courses in entrepreneurship and small business provide:
  • critical skills for navigating the business of art
  • access to some of the top experts in the field
  • opportunities for sharing knowledge and forging collaborations with peers