The ARTS International is a family owned and operated international organization. With hand selected regional directors, dance centers, theater companies, and more… coming from all over the world with the top Agents, Managers and Casting Directors to offer a unique experience. ARTS International is recognized by top industry leaders as simply the best and safest place in the world to pursue the entertainment industry.
Aspiring actors, singers, dancers and models have their time on stage performing in various capacities on Hollywood and Broadway style stages. Live performances…monologues, singing, dancing, and modeling in front of dozens of agents worldwide and a live audience! There’s also on-camera performances for TV, Film Scene, and Improvisation…and as if that’s not enough, everyone get’s a chance to interview one-on-one with the participating agents! There’s nothing else like it!
We offer exposure to some of the top educational outlets in the United States. Aligned with educating casting directors, film producers, fashion designers, and more — giving each aspiring young talent a first look at the world of entertainment! Many compare their ARTS experience to a career day that lasts for entire week. This is international networking!
We strive to promote excellence and integrity without exception, from the audition to the performance stage. Igniting the passion of young actors, singers, dancers and models, substantiating their abiding dreams, and indicating focus and direction, To encourage, educate, inspire, excite, and explore potential, while instilling good work ethics and the importance of honorable conduct. We endeavor to be the best event in the business by bringing together the finest talent from across the country and the top decision-makers in the industry, giving fair representation and excellent exposure. Our dedicated and experienced staff will always strive to be the best and pledge to use their knowledge and connections to teach, advise, and always support. Our hope for each participant is that they learn persistence, patience, and perseverance while polishing and demonstrating their talent, and focus on making informed decisions about their future with solid support from family and friends. But above all, our greatest desire is to build upon a foundation of confidence and self-esteem that will serve them not only in the entertainment business, but in anything they choose to do in life!
Kim & Rick Myers have been helping to make dreams come true for over 25 years! Together, they’ve launched hundreds of talented artists into the world of entertainment, and beyond! It all started at a local agency in Cleveland, Ohio where Kim was an administrative director. This is where she learned to love the industry but eventually decided she’d like to add her own “style” and personal touch. Kim and Rick hadn’t been married long at this point, and had two small children; starting a new business in an industry so many people didn’t understand was risky at best, but they made it work! In the beginning, Rick helped out wherever he could…at home with the kids, or overseeing a photo shoot so Kim could have time with the kids too. But it wasn’t long before things had grown so much that Rick quit his job and came on board full time, and it’s been non-stop ever since!
Over the years, things have changed and the industry has shifted, but their approach and personal touch is what’s remained constant. Kim’s auditioning technique, as well as her ability to make everyone realize their significance and personal importance…regardless of their level of talent, age, background, etc., is completely unparalleled and beyond compare. Rick, and the rest of the ARTS staff are wholly committed to carrying that credence throughout the entire process. Producing an international showcase is no easy feat, but with the combined professional skills, dedication, and hard work from an amazing staff made up of family and several incredibly close friends, we’ve seen doors open for people from all over the world. And even after all these years, we still love our jobs!
A Note From Kim & Rick Regarding EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, and INCLUSION: Our #1 goal in everything we do, is to make sure people feel valued and respected; from the employees in our office, to the agents we invite to our showcase, and the people who audition for us each year. By creating an environment free from prejudice and discrimination, respecting the rights of everyone, and not only accepting individual differences, but fully embracing them, we’ve seen our business grow. More importantly, we’ve seen individuals flourish and develop their talents…even discover new talents, as they venture into fresh experiences. It’s our hope that no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love, what you believe…no matter your age, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or beliefs…that you’ll feel accepted and loved at the ARTS!
John Finney, Kentucky
Kim and her staff have put together a wonderful, safe, positive, fun, first class opportunity for our children to perform in front of people that are the leaders in their business. It would be impossible for our children to get a chance for exposure without the ARTS. My daughter has participated twice and is looking at her third experience this winter. Kim, and the industry insiders we met have always remained a friend and a resource. This is for real. One of the young boys we met when my daughter was in the program is now starring in a Disney show. My daughter has had several opportunities because of what she and I learned at the ARTS. If your child wants to get into the entertainment business, the ARTS is the safe, positive shortcut to do it.
I took my 8 year old daughter to the open audition and she got the call back. I did what you’re doing; I reached out to find info. This is for real! Kim is incredible! We went to Florida last December and my daughter hasn’t been the same! She has no fear and still talks about doing it again. I have nothing but positive things to say about it. After getting back into town we went to a similar audition with a different company and I’m sure glad I did the ARTS first! It’s totally worth it!! Good luck and dream BIG!
I agree with all of the other comments here. My daughter was in the same group as Christine Madigan’s; our children learned so much, and were taught how to use their gifts in a way that is appropriate for their age. Listen and follow what they teach you in the workshops…it is phenomenal advice. Even if nothing happens as far as getting an agency or a job, your child will come away from the experience being proud of who they are, know how to conduct themselves professionally around adults, and will know what to do in an audition so that in the future you aren’t wasting time doing things the wrong way. And last but not least, I was thrilled that the whole event is conducted by wonderful God loving people who want nothing better than to let your child’s light shine. Good luck to you in making your decision!
My 12 year old daughter attended the ARTS this last June, and learned so many wonderful things. It was worth every dime and every mile driven from Nebraska to Florida! This has been a great blessing, she learned so much about the business and herself thru the process. The people we met were amazing. Great decision! Kim said at the call back that she believed she met people at points in their life when it was right and that there were reasons for it. I have not forgotten that and completely believe that she is correct.
Executive Producer, International Scout & Motivational Speaker
Kim’s a motivational speaker first, and a talent scout second; fostering hope, and encouraging everyone she meets to DREAM BIG! Throughout her 25 year career, Kim has launched literally thousands of artists, now appearing on Broadway, in films, TV series, voice-overs, International fashion runways, magazines, billboards, and so much more!
Executive Director & Development Coach
Rick’s been guiding and developing aspiring new artists for over 20 years! With a degree in Music Education, and Vocal Training, he is uniquely able to prepare them for an experience of a lifetime! Working with potential actors, models, singers, and dancers on their overall performance, stage presence, and delivery, he encourages everyone to pursue their dreams with hard work and perseverance.
Executive Administrator, National Scout, & Development Coach
Christina brings a wealth of knowledge and an extensive list of success stories with her years as a talent agent! In addition, she has worked as a fashion stylist, acting coach, talent consultant, and has placed many artists in major fashion and production castings nationally.
ARTS Development & Educational Team
Office Administrator, Development Coach, and Dance Instructor
Brooke has a lifetime of experience in dance and performance, and as a signed artist with a leading commercial agency, she has been cast for TV commercials, print work, and countless productions on stage! Brooke works in our main office, and has constant interaction with our rising stars, guiding them toward their experience on the ARTS stage!
Development Coach & Fashion Specialist
Lawrence has been with the ARTS from the moment we held our first audition, and he’s worked with countless international successful runway models and actors! Lawrence brings a unique approach to working with our aspiring artists, making each experience not only educational, but a lot of fun!
Development Coach & Acting DirectorJulie holds a degree in Music Education and has more than 15 years of Musical Theater experience on stage, and directing! This alone uniquely qualifies her to prepare and develop aspiring talent for the ARTS stage, but her cheerful personality and comprehensive teaching approach is second to none!
Linda’s been an educator and counselor for over 30 years, and has a wealth of experience working with people of all ages. With a Masters Degree in Education Counseling, she has dedicated her life to guiding others in the pursuit of their dreams. Linda also travels with our International Scout, and continues to build our educational platform.
ARTS International Team
Amanda O'Brien Ozlink Talent
Australia, New Zealand, United KingdomAmanda is the owner and director of Ozlink Talent in Melbourne, Australia, and has more than 25 years of experience in talent development. She brings strong professional leadership and an unquenchable creative spirit to her work with artists of all ages. Many of her students have been cast in major productions including “My Fair Lady”, “Fame; The Musical”, “Spring Awakening”, “Matilda”, and “Mary Poppins”.
ELSUBIE VERLINDEN, Just You Model & Artist Management
South Africa, Namibia, Kenya
Elsubie is the founder and owner of Just You Model and Artist Management where individuals receive specific training for International exposure. Elsubie has worked with International film directors on productions such as “Wild Hearts” for the Hallmark Chanel, the Bollywood film “Prince,” and countless South African soap operas including “Binnelanders”, “Egoli”, and “Mr Bones 2: Back From the Past” with Leon Schuster.