Artist INC Live - Kansas City Application

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Artist INC Live Kansas City - Fall 2023

Artist INC LIVE is a training seminar designed to address the specific professional and entrepreneurial challenges that artists of all disciplines face in their practices.  Artists will learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group activities, large group discussions, multimedia lectures and a remarkable opportunity for networking with other artists. 

Approximately 25 artists will be selected through an application process to engage in an eight-week training seminar led by a team of five trained peer facilitators. 

Who is an ARTIST? (How are we define “artist”)

If you engage in a creative practice, you are an artist.

Our definition of artist is broad and includes, but isn’t limited to, creative workers, visual artists, performers, writers, music creators, culture bearers, makers, artisans, storytellers, social conveners, idea purveyors, imaginaries, visionaries, teaching artists, and organizers.. 

M-AAA encourages those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC); LGBTQ+; and/or disabled to apply. 

For more information about the Artist INC LIVE program, visit


The next Artist INC Kansas City session will be in the Fall of 2023. This session will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm from September 5, 2023 – November 7, 2023. Session Location: Charlotte Street Foundation, 3333 Wyoming Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

  1. Tuesday, September 5, 2023
  2. Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  3. Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  4. Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  5. Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  6. Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  7. Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  8. Tuesday, November 7, 2023


To be eligible to apply for an Artist INC LIVE Kansas City, you must:

  • Be an individual with a creative practice of any discipline, at any stage of your career.
  • Should reside within 60 minute commute of Charlotte Street Foundation.
  • Commit to attending the eight Artist INC LIVE session dates in person (barring illness or emergency).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the application.
  • Not be a student enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Applicants are asked to complete this online application form. If access to technology and the online form is an issue, alternative methods of application submission may be requested by contacting

The application deadline is June 20, 2023, 5:00 PM CST.

If you are selected to participate in Artist INC, there is a $150 fee. The participant fee should not deter you from applying! If you are accepted to the program and the cost is financially infeasible for you, there are scholarships and waivers for the participation fee. Your ability to pay the $150 will not affect your application prospect.

Applicants will be notified by mid-August, 2023.

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Contact Information

Artist Application Information

(This is our database classifications for artists. Choose one item from the dropdown list that best describes your primary art form. We know it doesn't tell the full story. We'll give you a chance to better explain your practice in the narrative question below.)

Including but not limited to race, ethnicity, disability, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, caregiver, military, rural resident, of immigrant experience, English as a second language. This section will be visible to the panel reviewers. For example, "I am a Taiwanese American cis-gender female, first generation immigrant living in rural Arkansas." (limit 100 word)
For the following two narrative questions, you have the option to submit written responses (max 300 words) to each question,
video/audio recording (up to 5 minutes total) responding to both questions.

If you prefer to submit an audio/video recording, you can

  1.  Include URL link to the video or audio in narrative field 

  2. Type “upload” in narrative field and upload the audio/video file below

Provide a written response (max 300 words) or recording describing your work, your primary motivation for creating work, and/or projects and accomplishments you’re excited about.

Please provide a written response (max 300 words) or recording.

Acceptable file types: mp3, mp4, m4a, wav, mov, mpg.
Applicant Work Samples

Applicants may choose from one of two options to submit examples of their creative practice. 

1. Provide a URL to a website that best represents your current creative practice (including, but not limited to, personal website, social media channel, or other web page that feature or provide examples of your creative practice).


2. Include up to four artwork samples reflect your current creative practice, along with a short work sample description response.

(max 300 words)

Acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, mp3, mp4, m4a, wav, mov, mpg. Select up to 4 files to attach.

For Media/Video/Performance artist submissions: If preferred, submit a URL which links directly to video or audio as one of your 4 work samples. Please provide clear instruction for intended review on "Work Sample Description"
Accessibility Information
Mid-America Arts Alliance is committed to serving all our constituents. More art for more people means that arts experiences should be accessible to all. Mid-America Arts Alliance is committed to serving historically disinvested communities, and to receiving feedback from those who see places where we can improve. For more information on M-AAA commitment to accessibility, please visit

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Demographic Information

Any data that M-AAA collects in this section will only be shown in the aggregate. Demographic data is not visible to reviewers. Our organization values diversity, seeking to be inclusive and accessible to all applicants. For this reason, we request information on race/ethnicity, gender, and other identifiers of all applicants. To learn more about how M-AAA is addressing equity, please visit

M-AAA does not discriminate on the basis of gender. This information helps us track the effectiveness of our engagement efforts.

(max 100 words)

M-AAA does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity. This information helps us track the effectiveness of our engagement efforts.

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