Making a Living in the Arts

Support your creative work through entrepreneurial courses at Ryerson University.
Do you need stronger business skills in order to advance your career in the cultural sector? Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers courses that can help you build strategies to enhance your arts management, audience engagement and sponsorship, marketing, or social media promotion to support your creative work.

The Chang School’s Course Series in Arts and Entertainment Administration is suitable for arts managers, potential arts managers, and individual artists. This four-course program has been designed to equip you with entrepreneurial skills to support your creative ideas. Courses are taught by seasoned professionals who work in the cultural industry and who can help you develop the confidence to build your business. Feedback from past students is that they have immediately and successfully applied their learning into projects and employment.

The following non-credit course will be offered in evening classes on campus at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto:
Making a Living in the Arts (CDAM 100) (19.5 hours)
Designed for arts managers, potential managers, and individual artists, this foundational course provides an overview of the business skills required throughout the creative chain – creation, production, marketing and promotion, pricing and selling, distribution, and managing finance.

Scheduling: Mondays, 6:30–9:30 p.m., September 11–October 30, 2017
Instructor: Sandy Crawley has worked in the arts for over 40 years (as performer, musician, musical director, instructor, and volunteer board member) and has provided management services to a number of nonprofit arts organizations for the last 15 years.

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Skills Category: Administrative
Course Start Date: Sep 11, 2017
Course End Date: Oct 30, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St.
Cost: $345.22
Course Provider: Ryerson University
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Enrol now for Fall 2017 Arts and Entertainment Administration courses! Class sizes are limited, so early enrolment is encouraged. For enrolment information, visit or contact Academic Coordinator Sholem Dolgoy at

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