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The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is now accepting applications for a new program to support artists in North Texas. The Artist Development Program will provide artists living in Archer, Baylor, Clay, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young Counties with the tools and resources they need to improve their artistic practice and grow their businesses. Completion of the program comes with a $1,500 stipend.

This professional development initiative will involve up to 15 area individual artists in a yearlong learning plan. Participants will meet virtually for a series of workshops covering topics that include financial management, marketing, and the legal aspects of the business of art. The unique virtual experience will allow local artists to have access to national experts and professional artist service organizations.

Artist Development Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have an active practice as an artist.
  • Have a portfolio or photos of art or art projects that demonstrate readiness for building an arts business.
  • Current resident of Archer, Baylor, Clay, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, or Young Counties.
  • Is willing to devote a minimum of 6-hours a month in workshops or other online meetings.
  • At least 18 years of age beginning March 14, 2021

The Alliance is pleased to introduce Rebecca Kinslow, a native of Lawton, OK, as the Project Coordinator. Kinslow has more than 20 years of experience as an arts administrator, specializing in community development, grantmaking, program design, and organizational development in the non-profit, higher education, and government sectors.

Before returning to her hometown of Lawton, Rebecca served on the executive leadership team for Metro Arts, the office of Arts & Culture for the city of Nashville, TN. She holds an Executive Certificate in Arts & Cultural Strategy and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from The University of Pennsylvania.

The deadline to apply is March 14. Those selected to participate will be contacted by March 20. For more information, click here.