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.



    New season under development! Upcoming workshops will be posted here as information becomes available.


    Scholarships are available for Artist Survival Kit workshops. 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.

    Congratulations to the artists selected to participate in Artist INC OKC 2014!
    Brent Alexander, Oklahoma City, Mixed Media
    Narciso Argüelles, Edmond, Photography & Installation
    Kelly Barber Rogers, Oklahoma City, Mixed Media
    Randall Barnes, Midwest City, Painting
    Nick Bayer, Piedmont, Painting
    Eric Bloemers, Yukon, Photography
    Erica Bonavida, Edmond, Painting
    Arsenios Corbishley, Oklahoma City, Violin Maker
    Monty Harper, Stillwater, Music
    Skip Hill, Norman, Painting/Mixed Media
    Brian Landreth, Midwest City, Painting
    Patta LT, Norman, Fiber & Silk Painting
    Lori Lyon, Oklahoma City, Music
    Leigh Martin, Oklahoma City, Fiber, Installation & Photography
    Cindy Mason, Oklahoma City, Painting
    Beatriz Mayorca, Oklahoma City, Sculpture & Painting
    Kiona Millirons, Oklahoma City, Mixed Media
    Christie Owen, Edmond, Sculpture
    Kim Pagonis, Oklahoma City, Painting
    Julie Plant, Oklahoma City, Painting
    Karen Rose, Edmond, Fiber & Silk Painting
    Valerie Sharp, Edmond, Painting & Theatre
    Craig Swan, Norman, Sculpture
    Angela Westerman, Edmond, Painting
    Nicki Wood, Ardmore, Sculpture

    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.