Grow a sustainable business from your creative practice

The Creative Entrepreneurship Program is the most in-depth, flexible and personalized of our programs. It supports artists and creative professionals in building a successful, sustainable creative business. The hands-on nature of the course means you can evolve your business idea and start earning money from your new business 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 a 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 Details

Program Tuition: $599+HST
All classroom sessions will be held in Toronto.
Students are expected to attend all sessions. 


Next Session

June 2017 Intensive Session Dates:
Monday, June 19 - 9AM-5PM
Tuesday, June 20 - 9AM-5PM
Wednesday, June 21 - 9AM-5PM
Thursday, June 22 - 9AM-5PM
Friday, June 23 - 9AM-5PM

Your Facilitator: Steven Karpenko

Monday & Tuesday: Ryerson University, Rogers Communications Centre (RCC), 2nd Floor, 80 Gould Street, Toronto
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: George Brown College, Satellite Location, Room 110, 230 Richmond Street East, Toronto

Apply by: Friday, June 9, 2017

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Grant Opportunity

Participants who complete the Creative Entrepreneurship Program may qualify for a grant of up to $2,000 and a one-year complimentary membership at the Artscape Daniels Launchpad facility through the City of Toronto's Starter Company Plus Program.

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Next Session

Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 2017 (9AM-5PM)
Apply by Friday, June 9, 2017

Classes held in Toronto.