Artist INC Live - Kansas City 2024

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Artist INC Live Kansas City - 2024

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 an opportunity for networking with other artists across disciplines. 


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. 


How do we define an “artist”?

If you engage in a creative practice, you are an artist. Our definition of an artist is broad and includes, but isn’t limited to, creative workers, cultural workers, visual artists, performers, writers, music creators, culture bearers, makers, artisans, storytellers, social conveners, idea purveyors, imaginaries, visionaries, change makers, 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 www.artistinc.art

 
DATES AND LOCATION

The next Artist INC Kansas City session will be in the Fall of 2024. This session will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM from September 3rd to October 29th. 

  1. Tuesday, September 3, 2024 
  2. Tuesday, September 10, 2024
  3. Tuesday, September 17, 2024
  4. Tuesday, September 24, 2024
  5. Tuesday, October 1, 2024
  6. Tuesday, October 8, 2024
  7. Tuesday, October 22, 2024
  8. Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Session Location: 
Charlotte Street Foundation, 3333 Wyoming St, Kansas City, MO 64111
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for 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 Kansas City
  • 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.

Program Fees:

If you are selected to participate in Artist INC, there is usually a $150 fee. Charlotte Street Foundation is generously providing the program fee for all accepted participants for the 2024 Artist INC program in Kansas City.


Important Dates:

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 artistservices@maaa.org.


The application deadline is June 18, 2024 at 5:00 pm.


Applicants will be notified by early August 2024.


Application Support Resources:

Contact Information



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Artist Application Information


Choose one item from the dropdown list that best describes your primary art form. You will have a chance to 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. (100 word limit)

Examples:
"I am a Taiwanese American cis-gender female, first generation immigrant living in rural Arkansas"
OR
"I am a resident of the Gulf Coast, caregiver, and also an arts administrator." 
For the following two narrative questions, you have the option to submit: 

Written Responses  to each question (300 word limit)
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Video/Audio Recording responding to both questions (up to 5 minutes total)

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

  1. Include the URL link to the video or audio in the narrative field 
  2. Type “upload” in the narrative field and upload the audio/video file below

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

Please provide a written response (300 word limit) 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) Include up to four artwork samples that reflect your current creative practice, along with a short work sample description response.


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2) 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 pages that feature or provide examples of your creative practice).

Tips for Uploading Work Samples: Include a minimum of one artwork sample, up to a total of four samples. Please read the following guidelines carefully.

All uploaded files should be titled with the name of the artist and title of work (for example: Liao_Waterfall.jpg)Samples files may be uploaded OR provided as URL links, under the Work Sample Description section. All uploaded files should be titled with the name of the artist.

You may mix and match the following: 

o   Visual: 1MB max. per uploaded image. Accepted formats are jpeg, jpg, or pdf (Please do not submit HEIC or other Apple document formats. It will not upload successfully).

o   Audio: 1 minute per sample. Audio work should be shared through a streamable link. (You can upload your audio files for free using a service such as SoundCloud.). You do not need to edit your audio samples down to submission time limits.  If you link to longer audio samples, please provide information in your Work Sample Description as to where listeners should begin and end listening. (i.e., “Start at 3:03:03 and end at 4:04:04.”). 

o   Video: 1 minute per sample. Video work should be uploaded to a streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo and shared via URLs. You do not need to edit your video samples down to submission time limits.  If you link to longer video samples, please provide information in your Work Sample Description as to where listeners should begin and end listening. (i.e., “Start at 3:03:03 and end at 4:04:04.”). 

o   Literary: 2 pages per sample. Written work should be uploaded as .pdf files. You may submit one or more typed, double spaced work samples in a 12 point font. You do not need to edit your literary samples down to submission page limits, but please indicate a 2 page range that you would like to have reviewed (i.e., please read pages 23-24).  If you link to longer submissions, please provide information in your Work Sample Description as to where readers should begin and end. (Please do not submit .pages or other Apple document formats. It will not upload successfully).


Tips for sharing a URL to a Website: Provide a URL Link to a website that reflects your current creative practice (including but not limited to a personal website, social media, or another website that features or provides examples of your creative practice.)
Be intentional about what page you link. For example, you may choose to send a link to a specific project on your website rather than your homepage or to a specific performance video rather than your youtube channel.


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"

Work Sample Description

(300 word limit)
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 https://www.maaa.org/about/accessibility/

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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.  M-AAA does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, or age.  Our organization values diversity, seeking to be inclusive and accessible to all applicants.  For this reason, we request demographic information of all applicants, to help us track the effectiveness of our engagement efforts.  To learn more about how M-AAA is addressing equity, please visit: https://www.maaa.org/about/addressing-equity/



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