Artist INC Express Free Online Workshops for Musicians

Build your music career and make your music work

Sign up for FREE online workshops for musicians at all stages of their careers from Artist INC. Workshops are limited to 20 participants each, and we expect them to sell out.

Artist INC: Not your regular business class

Building a business or career around a music practice isn’t like building any other small business. Musicians face different challenges.

Artist INC, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, addresses these challenges, helping musicians and creatives take control of their careers. Now, in partnership with the New Mexico Music Commission, Artist INC is bringing that training to New Mexico to help New Mexico musicians learn business skills relevant to their work and turn their music into sustainable careers.

Unlike other entrepreneur- and business-focused classes, Artist INC is tailored for the needs and challenges of working musicians of any genre. Musicians learn and grow together in small groups led by peer facilitators.

These workshops immediately activate a network of musicians in the community leading to additional peer-to-peer resource sharing and support, long after the workshop concludes.

Led by professional musician facilitators, the intensive nine-hour workshop addresses the specific professional needs and challenges that musicians face.

All sessions are online. 

  • Artist INC Express- Music: April 28-30, 2023, in partnership with New Mexico Music Commission. 

Where: Virtual   Cost: Free!

Priority registration for Artist INC Express by April 21 at 5:00 p.m. MST 

M-AAA encourages those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC); LGBTQ+; and/or disabled to register and participate.

For more information, watch a recording of the informational session held on February 6th, or listen to a radio interview with Commissioner Sara Diaz.

Now in its twelfth year, Artist INC has been completed by more than 1,500 artists. Artist INC is supported in part by grants from the Windgate Foundation, the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about Artist INC at


About Mid-America Arts Alliance

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. Additional information can be found at