Mid-America Arts Alliance Partnership

Bringing the Artist INC Program to New Communities

In a joint venture with Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) beginning in 2013, Artist INC began training organizations in the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas) to present their own community's Artist INC Live seminars. Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock, Arkansas and the Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were the inaugural communities launching Artist INC Live Live Argenta and Artist INC Live OKC in the fall of 2013. Omaha Creative Institute in Omaha, Nebraska and the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division in Austin, Texas launched the Artist INC Live seminar in their communities in the fall of 2014.  The Artist INC Live seminar was offered for a second year in Argenta in the fall 2014 and for a third year in Oklahoma City in 2015. Artist INC Live has now expanded to include Lawrence, Kansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma (2016) and Springdale, AR and Houston, TX (2017). 

In July of 2017, Mid-America Arts Alliance acquired Artist INC as the program completed ten successful years with the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) Innovation Center. Mid-America Arts Alliance brings more art to more people by annually producing and managing more than 450 exhibition, performance, and professional development opportunities in more than 175 communities with more than 1,500 related educational programs. Each year our programs reach more than one million people regionally, nationally, and internationally.  

For more information on bringing Artist INC to your community, contact Lisa Cordes, Director of Artist Services at M-AAA.