What Works!

What do artists and entrepreneurs have in common? Everything.

Artists, just like traditional small business owners, have to wear many hats—creator, fabricator, accountant, marketer, technologist, and more. And, just like traditional small business owners, artists can find this to be a daunting task. How do some artists make the leap to sustainable and profitable artistic practices?

Through their work with over 500 artists (from musicians, to writers, to painters, to filmmakers), the Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In the What Works/What Doesn’t? workshop we will share those behaviors and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.

 The workshop includes discussion of:
  • Portfolio careers
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Communications strategy
  • Financial planning
The last 30 minutes of the workshop is dedicated to audience needs, so bring your questions.

Download a free copy of the What Works Workbook.
Presentation Time: 120 minutes (including 30 minutes of question and answer)

Upcoming What Works Workshops:

Please watch this page for the specific dates and times of upcoming What Works Workshops.
Would you like a What Works! workshop in your community?  With support from the Missouri Arts Council, the Artist INC KC team will come present this workshop at arts organizations and educational institutions across the state of Missouri for free.  For a nominal fee and travel expenses the Artist INC KC team can present this workshop outside of Missouri too.  For additional information, please contact Lisa@ArtistINCkc.com.


Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the UMKC Innovation Center. Major support is provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 
and the Missouri Arts Council.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Lisa Cordes at Lisa@ArtistINCkc.com or 816-235-5867.

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