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ArtCap Microloan Fund for Artists

ArtCapAfter officially launching the “ArtCap” Microloan Fund for Artists in March and the Diversified Contractors Growth Fund (DCGF) in April, AltCap made its first loans this month supporting three growing, Kansas City-based small businesses.

“We are thrilled to kick off both loan funds with three loans that support some great small businesses,” said Ruben Alonso III, President of AltCap.…

Copyright Issues Survey

Don Simon, longtime Artist INC KC subject matter expert for all things legal, is working to complete his master’s thesis around copyright issues related to orphan works ready for publication.  And he needs your help!  Please take a few minutes to complete is online survey. 

Artist Statements Jan Schall…and why one is not enough

Schall_Jan_HeadshotJan Schall/Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

September 10, 6 – 8 pm

Location: Kansas City Artists Coalition

201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Seating for this workshop is limited.

Shoot-Edit-Share: Publishing Great Video “On the Go” Sarah Redohl

Sarah_Redohl-198x300Today’s digital devices offer such high photographic and video production quality that you no longer need a film crew and hours of studio time to create quality productions.  In this 5-week workshop (3 hours per session), Sarah Redohl will provide hands-on training and practice in using your smart phones and tablets to plan, shoot, edit and publish your entire production using only your digital device and its powerful new apps.

m.o.i., 2015 Artist INC Fellow, Preaches on the Art of Rivers and Data


Artist INC Fellow, m.o.i. aka The Minister of Information, was recently on KCUR’s Central Standard discussing art, science, and the Missouri River.  m.o.i. discussed the potential for art to connect audiences with the history, ecology, and raison d’être of Kansas City.…

Gigi Rosenberg accepts Editor position at ‘Professional Artist’ Magazine

proartistArtist Coach Gigi Rosenberg has been named Editor of Professional Artist, the business magazine for visual artists.

The magazine is home for marketing and funding ideas. Rosenberg and her team of contributors write about opportunities for artists.  …

To Sign or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

signornot“Rather than being the one waiting to see if they are going to renew my contract, it’s me renewing theirs,” Vega says. “And that makes a difference”

To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question : NPR

by Allyson McCabe

You might be surprised to learn that the chart-topping duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are not signed to a major label.…

New book by Andrew Simonet, Download version is FREE!

MakingpaperbackMaking Your Life As An Artist

A Guide to Building a Balanced, Sustainable Artistic Life.  Don’t Starve. Make Art.


We want 100,000 artists to read this book. (26,491 downloads so far in two weeks.

Summer is here, more time to read: Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow

blogsCheck out this list complied by Art Business News on the Top 10 Art Blogs to follow.

The Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow by Joseph Armstrong

We all use the term “starving artist”; it’s a moniker that’s often a prerequisite for an artists’ success.…

Some advice about Artist Statements

statementArtist Statements can be super challenging!  This article posted on Hyperallergic breaks them down and explains why they are important not only for the artist to write but also for the viewer.

“As a writer who works with visual artists, I was inspired to address Iris Jaffe’s recent post, “The Anti-artist-statement Statement.”

“I hate artist statements,” Iris began.…

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