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Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) announced applications are currently open to artists for Artist INC Live in Northwest Arkansas, in partnership with the regional arts organization of the Northwest Arkansas Council. Artist INC provides cutting-edge training seminars that address the specific daily business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face. Limited to 25 participants per seminar, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Applications are currently open through April 30. The program will take place on Tuesday evenings starting June 23 through August 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub in Fayetteville. Artist INC is committed to keeping a safe and healthy environment for artists. An announcement will by made in early June if this schedule needs to change due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within an 80-mile radius of Fayetteville. Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply, graduate students are eligible if they are not currently enrolled in classes during the Artist INC Session Dates (June 23–August 11). All applications must be submitted online by Monday, April 30. Click here to apply.

Applicants facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Cory Imig, Artist Services Manager at Artists with program-specific questions should contact Lisa Marie Evans at, the NWA Artist INC Administrator. 

All selected artists who participate in NWA Artist INC Live 2020 will have the $150 fee waived due to the current economic crisis. Participants are required to attend all sessions of the workshop, barring illness or emergency. Applicants will be notified of selection status on May 12.

M-AAA works collaboratively to provide more art for more people across six states — Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. M-AAA strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations and communities. M-AAA is committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful and accessible arts and culture programs and services. Learn more about M-AAA at

Special thanks to our major investors for their support of the Northwest Arkansas Council and our work in the region: