Artist INC is a program under the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Artist INC connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.


Take control of your career, create opportunity, shape your future and strengthen your art practice with these programs.

Artist INC Live is an eight-week seminar focused on the professional development of emerging and mid-career artists.

Artist INC Advance or Artist INC II is for graduates of Artist INC Live. Artists and peers work together to expand on their entrepreneurial skills and apply them to specific projects or pursuits.

Artist INC Express is a two-day intensive workshop aimed to address the specific business challenges artists face.

What Works workshops are 120-minute sessions and discussions sharing the successful traits of artist entrepreneurs.

Services Provided

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes

Starting a Business

  • Startup Classes


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)
Contact Information
Kathy Liao
2018 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108