I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to Kim Myers for the opportunity you gave my son, Caleb, & I to be a part of Arts Orlando 2018. Also to Brooke Ashly Smith for being an outstanding coach & the rest of the team for all the hard work it takes to bring such a great show together! After much anxiety & fear of the unknown as we prepared for our journey to ARTS I just want to say that I am so grateful for the experience! We met some wonderful new friends & made lasting memories. The talent was phenomenal & the workshops & speakers were exceptional! I could go on about what a great week we had but I am most humbled by such a Divine appointment in more ways than one. Thank you, everyone! We will not forget it! Our ARTS family is forever etched in our hearts! Im so glad we made this journey!
We were extremely satisfied with the quality of the event and the workshops that we attended at Arts International Showcase in Orlando 2018! It is a safe and outstanding experience that offers numerous potential avenues into the show business/modeling/etc.. arena. I would highly recommend it without any hesitation to anyone! Thank You Kim & Rick Meyers and the Arts International Staff!
Thank you to Kim and Rick Myers for giving Marcy a callback and inviting her to the ARTs International showcase. She went twice - once to L.A. and once to Orlando. The family-like atmosphere was positive and uplifting. The workshops for both parents and the talent were a treasure trove of information educating us about how the industry works and how to make wise choices and navigate our way through it. The speakers are well-chosen and give you the pros and the cons of the industry. Nobody gives you a fabricated or unrealistic picture of success. No promises are made. Marcy had a fabulous experience both times and came away with a better sense of herself and her goals - both what she wants to pursue and what she doesn't. Kim and Rick and their whole team do a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure that everyone has an equal chance of competing, being seen, and knowing what to expect. We have made new friends and have made great memories. Improvement? Only two minor things. Would love to see agents from the Atlanta area, and second, would love additional *individual* training for contestants and practice times beforehand even if it is during the 2 academy days that begin the week for enhanced preparation. Other than that, it could not be a better showcase. Kim and Rick's honesty and integrity have shown them to be sincere in their desire to help people achieve their goals and dreams. We highly recommend the ARTS. There is nothing else like it out there.
I attended the Arts showcase in December 2012 and I had the time of my life. It was such and amazing experience. I grew up in a small town so I was fairly shy. It gave me such a great opportunity to be right in front of the agents and get a real shot at making an impression on them. I was so blessed to actually receive 5 callbacks from different agents. After the showcase I went to New York to meet with one of the agents I had met in Florida. I signed with them and since then have been booked on commercials, magazines, live jobs and more. It's been an amazing journey all thanks to Kim Myers!!
My daughter, Ashley Puzemis, has been doing acting for a few years now and once we committed to this journey we haven't stopped since. Before, we would drive all over Michigan for jobs and short films and anything that would help for resume building, but knew Los Angeles is where we needed to be. It wasn't until last fall in 2017 when we attended an audition, only to find it was for an amazing showcase called the ARTS!! We met the lovely Kim Myers and knew that attending hershowcase in Burbank, California of December 2017 was the right move to make. We were decidated and had come that far, we just needed a little help from some supportive people. Kim and all the members apart of her team were wonderful, full of energy, and only wished for success out of pure goodness. At the ARTS, Ashley met so many outstanding people including Abbie Cobb and Chelsea Ricketts who she now takes acting classes with at the AFA Studios! She made lifelong friends with people in the industry and met her excellent agent and manager at the Arts that she later signed with. If it wasn't for Kim and the ARTS and all the people devoted in helping aspiring artists follow their dreams, Ashley wouldn't of been able to receive the amazing opportunities she now is taking. Since then we have been in Los Angeles for a few months now where she is represented by Rage Talent Agency and After Eden Management. She attends all auditions she gets, filmed a SAG project, and recently landed a costar role on a new pilot for 20th Century Fox called "Our People"!! Words can't describe how proud I am of my hard-working daughter and how thankful I am for all the people associated with ARTS International. I will continue supporting my child every step of the way, and wherever she goes I will follow to make sure our dreams come true! We do it all for God, he is good!! Thank you Kim Myers!!
My daughter Selah attended the arts after receiving a partial scholarship from a dance competition (Cru Dance). It was a great experience for her being able to not only dance but explore other things she was interested in like acting and modeling. Being a relative novice in the industry at that time it was an invaluable experience to showcase for numerous agents, managers, and producers. The experience she gained has followed her into every audition/casting she now attends. She also gained some life long friends there and continues to make new connections with ARTS alumni while persuing her passions across the US.
My daughter was scouted by Kim Myers and Linda Motznik of the ARTS back in 2010. Taylor Elizabeth is now an international model with multiple agencies around the world. This is the best platform to introduce your child to the industry. It puts them in front of so many agents/agencies all in one place! We would have had no idea how to navigate the industry without their continued guidance. It doesn't stop when the events over. Kim and Linda are always available for advice to this day! The arts staff are the best around!
This was our first experience going to a showcase and it was awesome. It was like nothing we have ever experienced. My son was scouted by Kim Myers and he loved it. As a family we learned, played, performed and met a number of people in the industry. The staff was educated and super nice. This was an unforgettable experience. So ready to do it again.
This is a great platform for established and aspiring actors, models, dancers and singers looking for international education, experience and exposure. The ARTS gave me an opportunity to attend international workshops and seminars by international agents, directors, managers, etc.
As an agent for both Models and Actors, I have been attending THE ARTS INTERNATIONAL conventions for more than 5 years. I keep going back because I ALWAYS find great kids and young talent! I still represent talent I found 5 years ago, and found someone last year that is coming to NY in a week for the rest of the summer! We found a 17 year old actor from Nebraska 6 years ago, brought him to NY, developed his career, booking him as a contract role on All My Children, co star and guest star roles on a half a dozen Episodics, as well as Film and Commercials. The Arts, prepares perspective people well, provides a safe environment which fosters a lot of interaction between the agents, casting directors and talent which helps us pick them for representation. Thanks Kim and The Arts for always finding and training amazing talent for me!!
I am soooo very happy I decided to go to the ARTS! This was the most positive atmosphere I have ever been in. Not only did the ARTS Staff encourage us to do our best, they also encouraged us to be ourselves. So much focus was on our individuality instead of trying to be like everyone else. This experience changed my life. My confidence has been restored, I have met so many incredible people that I am still friends with now, and I am seeing my dreams come true. So excited about this journey! So excited about the next steps! Dreams really do come true!!!
Where do all the years go? Seriously, time flies and the kids grow up, but I know I can always find new great talent at ARTS International. With an emphasis on education and training, it's refreshing and always positive to attend and discover talented actors and actresses from all over the country. August 2017 is right around the corner and I'm sure I will meet some new and interesting kids this year as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone from the ARTS staff to the school directors.
I auditioned originally for acting and Kim scouted me for modeling and the rest is history. That same year I was signed on with an agency in Chicago and had meetings with agents in NYC, LA, Chicago, and more! Kim has gotten me meetings with New York Model Management (a huge name btw). If you want to break into the business THIS is the way!!!
I took my son 2 yrs ago and he came out of it with more confidence, bigger dreams and met some friends he continues to talk to. This is the best kid friendly atmosphere! Something , as a mother, I was extremely worried about. Wouldn't have changed this opportunity for the world
Being one of the professional speakers at the ARTS International for many years has always been an honor for me. Kim Myers and her staff have continuously produced excellent events that are organized and professionally run. I always leave having scouted some of the best talent in the world as well as networked with the other prestigious agents and managers. It's always a delight to experience their way of doing business.
The ARTS is a super awesome performing arts platform for children and adults alike. Whether it be a confidence builder, career direction decision or a career launch you are after, the ARTS stage is it. I had all 4 of my daughters perform in various art forms, they loved every minute of it from making friends from different countries to learning from performers and speakers to boosting their confidence. 2 years later after finishing school, my eldest daughter did ARTS again with the goal of finding a manager. With support from Kim Myers and family, her goal was met and she is in the process of applying for a visa to move to LA. Dreams do come true but only if you put in the work needed and God opens the door. As a parent and momager , I learnt so much and I really appreciate the people Kim finds to impart their knowledge and experience of the industry to us. Thank you!
The ARTs Team is nothing but spectacular. They help to build confidence in these people, whether a child or an adult. They help them to educate themselves in a industry where it is not always safe, people are not always honest and it is very fast paced. They teach you to be you and reach for your dream because it is possible! The showcase and seminars and support team they have is beyond amazing. The people you meet and the experience you gain is priceless. My daughter now has friends and support throughtout the world. We have gained friends in South Africa and in Australia and we owe that to the ARTs. Kim Meyers and her team truely care about the people they meet and mentor. Thank you all for everything you did for my daughter and our family.
If you are a performer, you need to meet Kim and her special team! I promise it will be the best experience you have in your life.
We love these people! They are our extended family now.
I started my ARTS Journey when I was 16 years old as an aspiring dancer. Not only did Kim Myers and everyone on the ARTS team make me feel at home - they opened my eyes to a whole new world I had never seen before! Coming from a background in the competitive dance world; I had no experience in acting and modeling. Everyone at the ARTS was always, so positive and uplifting which made stepping out of my comfort zone a little easier and gave me the self confidence I needed. I made life long connections and was able to pursue dreams I never even realized I had!
Fast forward 9 years, countless office hours, lots of coaching sessions and thousands of performers... and nothing has changed! I am still inspired & motivated everyday and it is because of this organization. I could have never imagined attending a mall audition in Strongsville, Ohio could have impacted my life the way it has. Rick & Kim Myers have forever changed my life and I am so grateful to be able to have the opportunity to help others achieve their dreams!
At 10 years old, our son had recently given up on sports as he wasn't really interested in them and didn't really feel like he fit in with those kids. He had taken a liking to singing, dancing and acting but as a 10 year-old boy, that was not easy. Other kids his age didn't really understand his passion for these things and he struggled to find his place with his peers.
Enter Kim Myers and ARTS. I honestly don't remember how we found ARTS, but am so glad we did! We took our son to Florida to compete and he just shined! He won all kinds of awards and got tons of callbacks from castings and agents. This was SO validating for him!! Every single person that Kim puts on her team is not only an expert in their field, but they are professional and SO positive with the kids!!!
There are not many opportunities for kids to compete in these art forms so ARTS is a place where they can do this in a fun, safe and supportive environment! The whole event is phenomenal and so professionally done! We went back for a second time, we loved it so much! Could not recommend the ARTS enough!! If you get the chance, go. You won't regret it!!
Our son is now heading off to college in a few weeks where he will be pursing a BFA in Musical Theatre and hopes to perform professionally, hopefully on Broadway. No doubt the connections we have made through the ARTS will be an asset as he enters the professional world!
The ARTS is a fantastic launching pad! A great experience for you to gain knowledge of the industry, explore your talents and abilities and realistically allow you to DREAM BIG! Everyone at the ARTS is professional, kind and there to help you be the best you can be. They give you opportunities to meet with the right people, help you move forward and many of the tools you need to chase after your dreams. No one is going to be able to do it for you, YOU have to be ambitious.. but the ARTS no doubt will give you a truly fantastic start and you leave apart of a new family! I love my ARTS family!
I discovered the ARTS in 2012 attending as a parent from Australia. I was overwhelmed by the level of industry access, the quality of the introductions and the integrity of owners Kim and Rick Myers. To say the experience was life changing is an understatement. That week completely rocked our world and nothing will ever be the same again. At the ARTS artists get a genuine glimpse of their future. They see the prize in technicolor, learn how to effectively chase it and receive the guidance and support to help them catch it. This happened for my daughter and for the 100 artists I have taken to the showcase since. Everyone comes away changed for good and empowered to go forward. We now have dozens of success stories and careers launched in the US and at home. Ive worked in talent development for 30 years and in casting for 4 years and I can say without question that the ARTS delivers. Spending a few thousand dollars to travel from Australia in 2012 was a very good decision for my child, myself and my artists.
The ARTS is an excellent way to explore your interest in a career in the performing arts. The entire ARAtS team is dedicated, caring and informative. They'll guide you every step of the way. You will be thoroughly prepared to showcase your talent and passion for performing - that's where your education REALLY begins! You'll have exposure and close contact to agents and industry professionals, and you'll learn and grow from working and performing for them and your peers. I can't say enough about the experience - it's one we hope to have again!!
I met Kim and the ARTS staff in the spring of 2008. Terrified that I was making a mistake driving to Ohio for some "convention" thinking what could this possibly do for me. If it does nothing else the exposure, confidence, and education it gives is worth it. I didn't meet a manager/agent there, but met a woman, who put me in touch with someone in Los Angeles, and three days after moving to LA I had a manager, and nine years later I am telling stories via tv, film, and the stage and, if I may be cliche, living my dream. And what I think sets this place apart from any other, nine years later, I still get emails from Kim expressing support, gratitude, and love.
I attended the ARTS back in 2013 and it was a grand experience! I was very new to the industry at that time and was skeptical as any young person, parent and aspiring artist should be and I can guarantee you it was the best decision I've ever made! The ARTS felt like home. Kim and Linda and her whole team were so encouraging, uplifting and fun. They love what they do and their passion for the ARTS and for others is so contagious. You will laugh, you will grow, you will cry happy tears and make unforgettable memories and friendships and have the time of your life! You'll achieve things you've only dreamed! This platform is truly a great stepping stone on your journey to following your dreams. The ARTS taught me to believe in myself and never give up, that there's a place for everyone and the dreams planted in your heart are REAL and there for a reason. Give them a chance and you may just learn to fly ;)
Thank you ARTS family!
What an EXPERIENCE! Kim and her group are AMAZING! They are great! Watching their reactions during performances, they applaud louder than anyone, because they have coached, and want to see you do well. They are quick to congratulate and they want to hear about your successes.The people invited to attend are great performers, and great people. My 6 year old has no idea what he got to experience, but I do. He made so many connections with so many humble, talented people. Kim's staff is ALWAYS there for guidance and questions. We attended workshops, and I learned so much to help my son be successful. I cannot say enough about this experience, and I cannot wait until I take him again!!
If you're looking to get into the industry this is the place you need to come to. The staff are amazing, professional and caring, you couldn’t ask for a better group of people to represent our industry. Kevin, Major Models
I met Mrs Kim in 2017 in Terre Haute, IN. I was On my way to work and heard about this audition for singing, dancing, and even commercials. I thought I was dreaming, maybe I was. I decided to take further action and audition. I was accepted to the ARTS, and made tons of connections. Still very greatful for that opportunity and I had one of the best weeks of my life. Being around managers, producers, agencies, etc all felt so real. It was like HollyWood, NYC, ATL all in one place. I would love to have another week as such. The ARTS was a great way to get recognized. I loved every moment of It.
Memories keep popping up so I have to talk about this. I am a 2017 Arts International Alumni Orlando and I can't be that it's alreay been a year I can't believe it’s been a whole year since the Arts aka the best week of my whole life. I think about my experience every single day. I met so many amazing friends in which I talk to every single day and I couldn’t be more grateful for the exposure the Arts gave me. This time last year I would have never pictured myself achieving some of the things I achieved. Since the arts I've done so many things which I included photos of, such as- Walking for Michael Anthony in the Pittsburgh Garbage Bag Gala, then walking for Bradford Mumpower in his Spring/Summer Fashion Show then New York Fashion Week, I signed a 3 year contract with Model Management Group (MMG) in New York City, I was chosen to be a ambassador for Model Week Pittsburgh which was amazing and the photos from the shoot were incredible, and I'm so excited to walk Pittsburgh Fashion Week next month on September 21st and I got published in my first magazine! Before attending the arts last year I wasn't exposed to modeling at all because I was scared to put myself out there and I wasn't sure how to get started. If it wasn't for Brooke Ashly Smith Kim Myers and Linda I wouldn’t be where I am right now and so successful. I cannot wait to attend the Arts showcase again soon. Truly was the best week of my whole life. Also I miss all of my friends terribly but I’ve reunited with a few since Arts. Can't wait to see them all some day again especially my friends from South Africa who I talk too every day <3 I'm so blessed to be where I am and I can’t wait to see what's to come
When my son was eight years old, he attended the ARTS in Orlando, (after several months of a serious ARTS preparation program). He was recruited by two agents and one manager. These are people my son wouldn’t have been exposed to without Kim Myers and her ARTS program. Thanks to the ARTS exposure, my son has been on Broadway, in a movie, in tv shows, commercials, industrials and music videos. He also recently did his first voice over. We are forever grateful to Kim Myers and ARTS!
Greatest experience of my life. Having the opportunity to not only showcase your talent to reputable agents and casting directors, but also be a part of a huge family that networks and looks after each other is an incredible thing. Everyone who is a part of the team that makes dreams into a reality is nothing short of amazing. Getting to know Kim and her team is a blessing on its own! I can without hesitation say that if you are interested in turning your passion for the industry into a career, you would not regret in taking advantage of this opportunity!
I have never seen a place so profetional and loving as the ARTS. i recommend this opportunity to anyone that wants to persue there dream.
I have learned so much from the arts and if I didn't go I would've missed out on so much important information about the industry. I had the initial mindset of "okay this is a competition I need to get as much callbacks as possible" but it's so much more than that. I learned about taxes when you get paid for bookings and how to build a relationship with agents and casting directors. The workshops are definitely just as important. I would love to go again.
We love the ARTS and are very blessed to be able to be a part of them. We learned a lot and had great opportunities through Kim, Rick and the whole team! We just got done with the Orlando showcase and now looking forward to Hollywood in Dec. Hope to see you there!
The ARTS was an amazing experience! We met some forever friends and great contacts we would have never had the opportunity without Kim Myers giving us this chance. My 9 year old daughter auditioned for modeling and acting. We received Call Backs from some great agents who gave her very positive feedback on how to continue in the business and they want to hear back from us once she gains some training. Since The ARTS, I have signed her up for acting lessons and have submitted her for a couple local modeling and acting jobs. Never would I havr thought this would be a reality for us! I highly recommend The ARTS to anyone who wants to have an amazing experience you will cherish!
Dear Kim, I just wanted to thank you and Rick from the bottom of my heart for the mind blowing showcase and opportunity you gave each and everyone of us in Orlando. I knew it was going to be amazing, but it really exceeded every expectation I had. You both are angels straight from God and it shows in your work, your humanity and your personalities. It was an absolute honor to have started this journey with you both. God bless you and your amazing ARTS family. All the best. Lots of love and respect, Franco