Artist Survival Kit Workshops

The Artist Survival Kit (ASK) offers professional development for Oklahoma artists. ASK provides artists with the necessary information to succeed in their careers and build a sense of community among diverse artists from across the state.



  • What Works/What Doesn’t?
    May 15th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman
    Artists, just like traditional small business owners, have to wear many hats—creator, fabricator, accountant, marketer, technologist, and more. And, just like traditional small business owners, artists can find this to be a daunting task. How do some artists make the leap to sustainable and profitable artistic practices? Through their work with over 300 artists (from...

Scholarships are available. Email us for details.

Artist INC Live Oklahoma City is a cutting-edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Through mentorship, expert presentations, and peer networks artists gain:

  • Tools and skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law and technology;
  • An increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national art business resources;
  • A strategic artist’s plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and
  • A long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.

Artist INC Live is open to any artist of any discipline, from emerging to established.

View the full call for artists and program description here.

Submit your application here.

June 2, 2014, 5 pm: Artist Application Deadline
July 18, 2014: Applicant Notifications
September 30-November 18, 2014: Seminar held weekly, Tuesday nights, 6-9 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.

Presented as a collaboration of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma Arts Council, Artist INC, Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma Film & Music Office and the City of Oklahoma City Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, with support from the Mid-America Arts Alliance.