Artist INC Communities
Vibrant. Dynamic. Eclectic.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, Charlotte Street Foundation, 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’s Kansas City 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; Artist INC Online, a web version of the live training seminar that significantly broadens geographic access to the groundbreaking program; Artist INC’s official blog PushingTheFlywheel, a digital resource destination for the local artist community; and the newly launched Artist INC II, an advanced project-based seminar available to all Artist INC Live alumni.
In 2013 Artist INC announced a new partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), to bring the Artist INC Live seminar to two new communities in the region: Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock, Arkansas and the Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Learn more about the teams of artists providing and participating in the growing Artist INC Community.
Kansas City Community
Oklahoma City Community