The Artist Development Program continues our tradition of giving artists the tools they need to improve their artistic practice. 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. The Artist Development Program, established in 2021, helps individual artists to use their creative skills as a way to increase their earned income and develop their skills as artist entrepreneurs. 

Participants in the program:

  • Develop and grow their network of area artists;
  • Engage in activities designed to prepare them to make their work visible to new markets; 
  • Deepen their understanding of the financial and legal aspects of the business of art.

Meet the 2021 Participants

Rebecca Kinslow, a native of Lawton, OK, serves 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.