New Programs for Creative Entrepreneurs

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We’re excited to announce the Artscape Launchpad Training Initiative, our new set of programs supporting creative entrepreneurship. If you’re considering starting a creative business, or taking your entrepreneurial project to the next level, you won’t want to miss this! These programs are all developed by the creative community, for the creative community. Whether you attend a workshop, a one-day training session or a longer program, you’ll definitely take away valuable business design skills and knowledge to apply to your professional practice.

First in our line-up of learning opportunities is the Creative Business Design Workshop. Happening on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 4 pm at Artscape Youngplace, this is an opportunity for all artists and creatives who want to kick-start a creative business, commercialize a creative project, or grow an existing creative business. This is a fantastic opportunity and space is limited. Learn more and sign up today!

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Second is Business Skills for Growth—a “curated” workshop series delivered by our partners and creative community members on diverse business topics developed exclusively for creative people and groups. Individual workshops in this series will be announced on this website on a rolling basis. Check the Events page and search for “Launchpad” to find new listings.


Finally, we’ll soon be announcing full details of our upcoming Creative Entrepreneurship Program, a six-month program that ends with participants running their own creative business. This program will consist of monthly in-depth, hands-on, knowledge- and skill-building workshops and individualized sessions with coaches and mentors while they work on actualizing their creative business ideas. Participants will be embedded in the creative business community as they bring their business visions to life. This program is perfect for creative who are serious and ready to take action to start a small business, grow an existing business, or commercialize a creative project. N.B. participants will be selected for this program through a competitive application process.

We’re piloting this programming for later implementation at Artscape Launchpad, one of our projects in development. Artscape Launchpad will be a new creative and cultural sector entrepreneurship centre connecting the creative community with the tools, knowledge and space to establish and grow small businesses and commercial projects, currently proposed to open in 2017. The Launchpad Training Initiative creates space for learning and exploring creative entrepreneurship and creative business development.