Creative Entrepreneurship Program

Grow a sustainable business from your creative practice

The Creative Entrepreneurship Program is an in-depth, flexible and personalized program for artists and creative professionals who wish to build successful, sustainable creative businesses.

The hands-on nature of the course means you can evolve your business idea and start earning money from your new business while you learn.

Break-out sessions supplement the curriculum, helping you apply what you're learning to your emerging idea or growing business as you go. At the end of the program, you will have a solid foundation in business fundamentals, practical insights gleaned from one-on-one coaching and an invaluable professional network for your business or organization's future.

What you’ll get:

  • Curriculum tailored to artists and creative professionals
  • The Creative Business Canvas - a lean and flexible business planning tool
  • Expert guest speakers working in the creative sector
  • A professional network of creative entrepreneurs
  • Bonus! Your program fee includes a an Artscape Community Card, which provides a free Flex Studio Membership at Artscape Youngplace, and discounts on residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

What you’ll gain:

  • Knowledge of how to test ideas and risk-reduction in start-ups
  • Business models and planning for growth
  • Insight into designing, pricing, launching and selling products and services
  • Knowledge of how to create and deliver value for loyal, enthusiastic, paying customers
  • Branding, marketing and communications skills
  • Business administration, intellectual property and financial management know-how
  • Knowledge of legal, taxation and other governmental responsibilities
  • Business acumen for both for-profit and not-for-profit creative work

Program Details:

Next session: March 24 - May 5 (Weekly on Fridays - daytime)

Apply by Monday, February 6, 2017.

Program Tuition: $599+HST

All classroom sessions will be held at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Skills Category: Administrative
Course Start Date: Mar 24, 2017
Course End Date: May 05, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Cost: $599 +HST
Course Provider: Artscape Launchpad
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How to Register:

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Application deadline:

Monday, February 6, 2017.

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