Artist INC Live Northwest Arkansas accepting applications until Dec. 15

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Artist INC Live 2018 in Springdale is accepting applications until Dec. 15, according to the Arts Center of the Ozarks.

Artist INC is an entrepreneurship training and support program for artists of all disciplines.

The eight-week session will be March 27-May 22 and is presented in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.

A panel of community artists and arts leaders will review applications and select artists to participate, based on the quality of artistic work, with consideration given for the artist’s career goals and readiness for the program, according to the arts center.

“Bringing the Artist INC program to NWA is a great opportunity to strengthen our creative community and for our artists to develop meaningful relationships with artists outside of their discipline, while also learning the business skills to create a sustainable career,” Eve Smith, director of visual arts at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, said in a press release.

Peer mentors for the program are Matt Miller, visual arts; Kat Wilson, visual arts/film; Sharon Killian, visual arts; Bryan Hembree, musician, singer-songwriter; Sonia Gutierrez, performance, installation; Lia Uribe, musician; and Rachel Lynett, theater/playwright.

Selected artists will meet once a week for the workshop, which will teach business skills specific to the individual’s art practice and work to hone and apply those skills cooperatively with fellow artists, according to the arts center.

The program is intended to give artists tools and skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law and technology; an increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national art business resources; a strategic artist’s plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and a long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future, according to the press release.

Launched in 2007, Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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