Artrepreneur Performance Stream

Discovery Category: Training (e.g. workshops, courses, etc.)
Start Date: Sep 15, 2020
End Date: Nov 05, 2020
Format: Online
Venue Name: Zoom
Cost: $125 non-members; $100 YRAC members (bursaries available)
Provider: York Region Arts Council
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Program Outline:
Date: September 15, 2020 - November 5, 2020 (8 weeks/13 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online Course through Zoom
Fee (Due upon acceptance): $125 non-members | $100 YRAC members 

About Artrepreneur:
Artists contribute greatly to the social and economic well-being of communities and require the necessary strategic training to grow in capacity. By incubating artists in one program, we foster collaboration and the sharing of ideas, tools, tips and best practices, resulting in a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to “make it” and build a sustainable practice in your community.

Artrepreneur was launched in 2015 to offer business skills to artists and cultural workers starting their own creative business. The program supports artists across all disciplines and gives them the tools to launch a new business. Artrepreneur has launched 18 cohorts in over 10 municipalities since its inception. Since then, the program has evolved and adapted to support the ever-changing landscape. 

About Artrepreneur Performance Stream:
The York Region Arts Council is excited to launch the new Artrepreneur Performance Stream, delivered completely online to ensure the safety of our arts community program amidst COVID-19.

The York Region Arts Council has identified a strong need for discipline-specific entrepreneurship training in the performing arts. Artrepreneur Performance Stream is intended to support performing artists (theatre, dance and music) who are looking to produce their own work. This program is suited for those who have a strong background in creation and performance. Fellows will get a better understanding of ideating and producing shows, expanding their sponsorship and engagement, and discovering new marketing strategies. 

Artrepreneur Performance Stream will follow a similar model to the Artrepreneur program with a  hyper-focus on the performing arts. All aspects of the program, from the participants, speakers and the curriculum, will all bring a business lens to the performing arts.

How to Register:

Interested participants must submit an application through our website

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Participants will be accepted to the program based on meeting eligibility criteria, full completion of the application, ability to participate for the full duration of the program, and proof that this course will help develop your arts leadership and administration skills.

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