The Independent Northern Kentucky Artists and Artisans Education Program (INKAA)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

OUR VISION

 

P-art business incubator, P-art gallery, P-art artisan retail shop, P-art education...ALL COOPERATIVE!



The mission of INKAA Education program is to provide equitable access to the arts and art opportunities to established, independent, emerging, and aspiring artists and artisans from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.

INKAA belongs to the community in which we serve and is committed to ensuring that is does its part to empower local artists, artisans and small creative business owners as entrepreneurs. As our shield indicates we are seeking to eradicate the myth of the starving artist by helping to provide local creatives with the critical tools and resources needed to achieve their individualized, self-defined idea of success.



INKAA focuses on:

  • entrepreneurship, job creation and accessing opportunities for independent artists and artisans as well as small creative businesses; 
  • art business and arts education programs for artists and artisans to help empower established, emerging, and aspiring artists and artisans;
  • expanding the public’s interests and support of the arts, local artists and artisans, and local economies by promoting the buying small and buying local model;
  • developing networking and mentoring relationships and opportunities for emerging artists and artisans as a bridge builder;
  • inclusive art education programs for early childhood development, special needs populations, and the region’s elderly population; 
  • art programs designed to support artists, their creative processes, and the development of new ideas and new art work;
  • inclusive public art shows and juried art exhibits for local artists and artisans;
  • increasing sales and markets access for creatives as entrepreneurs in all stages and phases of their creative careers;
  • Community action, activism and contributing to great causes and solutions for problems in our communities.