Creative Entrepreneurship Program - June Intensive

Welcome to a new model for art and design entrepreneurship.

Artscape’s Launchpad programs are the result of a decade of research recognizing that the struggle to sustain a career as an artist is intensifying. Programs are tailored specifically with creatives in mind, and offer project-based learning to help you build a thriving career in today’s competitive, fast-paced marketplace. You’ll gain the skills to grow a successful business, and access a community of like-minded creatives to support you along the way.


The Creative Entrepreneurship Program

The most in-depth, flexible and personalized of Artscape’s Launchpad programs, the CEP supports creative professionals in building successful, sustainable businesses. The hands-on nature of the course lets you evolve your idea and start earning money while you learn. Break-out sessions and expert guest speakers supplement the curriculum, to deliver a solid foundation in business fundamentals, practical insights and an invaluable professional network for your future.

What you’ll get

  • A comprehensive curriculum tailored to artists and designers;
  • The Creative Business Canvas - a lean and flexible business planning tool;
  • Insights and coaching from expert guest speakers;
  • Hands-on learning and break-out sessions in class;
  • 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; and
  • Bonus! Program graduates receive 20% off all Launchpad workshops.


What you’ll learn

  • Business models and growth planning strategies for success;
  • Financial management techniques and pricing strategies;
  • How to test ideas and reduce risk;
  • How to navigate taxation and legal responsibilities;
  • Methods to create and deliver value for customers;
  • Branding, marketing and communications skills.


What you’ll gain

  • Tools to simplify your administrative processes;
  • Guidelines for market expansion;
  • Loyal, enthusiastic customers;
  • Increased earnings;
  • Protection for your intellectual property;
  • A community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs.


Your Facilitator: Steven Karpenko, management performance, leadership coach, and Sr. Instructor at Bishop's University.

Program Details

Program Tuition: $599+HST

June Summer School Intensive Session Dates:

  • Monday, June 19 - 9AM-5PM
  • Tuesday, June 20 - 9AM-5PM
  • Wednesday, June 21 - 9AM-5PM
  • Thursday, June 22 - 9AM-5PM
  • Friday, June 23 - 9AM-5PM

All sessions will be held in downtown Toronto (location TBA).
Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Apply by Friday, June 9, 2017


About Artscape Daniels Launchpad
Opening in 2018, Artscape Daniels Launchpad will be a one-stop art and design entrepreneurship hub, where creatives will have access to: a multi-disciplinary environment full of tools, equipment and technology; entrepreneurship programs and activities; and a marketplace of services, resources and opportunities. Its goal is to help artists and designers build thriving careers, organizations and/or businesses.




Skills Category: Administrative
Course Start Date: Jun 19, 2017
Course End Date: Jun 23, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Downtown Toronto
Cost: $599 +HST
Course Provider: Artscape
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How to Register:

Apply by Monday, May 29, 2017

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