Creative Entrepreneurship Program - Scarborough

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 an Artscape Community Card, which provides a free Flex Studio Membership at Artscape Youngplace, and discounts on residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point.
• 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

Program Dates: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18 (9am-5pm daily)

Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 - APPLY NOW

Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto ON M1P 4N7 (McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road)

Program Tuition: $599 +HST



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: Aug 14, 2017
Course End Date: Aug 18, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive Toronto ON M1P 4N7 (McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road)
Cost: $599 +HST
Course Provider: Artscape Daniels Launchpad
WebSite Address:

How to Register:

Apply online here: by Monday, August 7.

Contact Info:



Forgotten password?
Register (new user).