The Artists Development Program continues our tradition of giving artists the tools they need to improve their artistic practice and to use their creative skills as a way to increase their earned income. 

In 2016, The Alliance established its Teaching Artists Learning Lab – which established a roster of artists prepared to provide creative programs for children across our service area.  As an expansion of this commitment this next-level professional development initiative will involve up to 15 area individual artists in a 10-month learning plan to develop their skills as artist entrepreneurs by: 

  • Building a cohort of who are interested in making their artistic products available to a wider audience; 
  • Engaging artists in activities designed to prepare them for making their work visible to new markets; 
  • Deepening participants’ understanding of the financial and legal aspects of the business of art.

Meet the 2021 Participants

Rebecca Kinslow, a native of Lawton, OK, will serve 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.