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.

No experience required; all you need is a new or evolving business idea. Classes are small - 20 people max. - and designed to fit your busy schedule.

You’ll gain the skills to grow a successful business, and access a community of like-minded creatives to support you along the way.



Expand your market
Increase earnings
Simplify administrative burdens
Grow a supportive network

Which program is right for you?

Got a creative business idea and not sure how to start your business plan?
The Creative Business Design Workshop will give you the tools you need to assess your concept in just one day.

Ready to turn your emerging or evolving idea into a sustainable business?
The Creative Entrepreneurship Program will guide you along the way with in-class coaching, expert speakers and breakthrough sessions, to help you succeed.

Creative Business Design Workshop
$50 + HST

1 Full Day


Beginners Welcome

Open to All

Creative Entrepreneurship Program
$575 +HST

40 hours of hands-on classroom learning

In-depth business fundamentals

Supportive in-class network

By Application


Who are these programs for?


  • Artists

  • Craftspeople

  • Creative business owners

  • Cultural workers

  • Designers


  • Makers

  • Musicians

  • Performers

  • Producers

  • Writers

Get ready to...

  • Start or expand your own creative business or organization

  • Discover new tools and resources for your creative career

  • Meet new peers and expert faculty – grow your professional network

  • Overcome professional and personal challenges with real support

  • Find your focus and execute your business plan fast

  • Choose the program that fits your schedule

  • Make your creative practice flourish