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Artrepreneur Accelerator Program



Applications For Artrepreneur Youth Program Now Open!



Program outline:

Date: March 11, 2019 – March 15, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location Vaughan:
Maple Public Library or
Location Markham:
Aaniin Community Centre & Library

Application Deadline: Monday, February 18 2019 at 11:59pm

Expo: March 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 (Location TBD)
$150 (financial assistance available - due upon acceptance)

Program Information:

The Artrepreneur Youth Program is a one-week intensive for youth interested in entrepreneurship and the arts. In this one-week program, youth will learn how to ideate creative solutions for problems through design thinking, and turn their ideas into a business through business plan training. After the five-day in-class sessions, the fellows will present their newly created business to friends and family at the Expo. The program serves York Region based artists working in all artistic disciplines such as, though not limited to, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, music, jewellery, fashion, augmented reality and game design. Our curriculum is blended with workshops, in-class working sessions and peer-to-peer learning. By the end of the program, fellows will have a business plan, allowing them to launch their business through various grants programs such as Summer Company.

Apply to Vaughan:

Apply to Markham:

If you have any questions or for financial assistance, please contact Deanna Galati, Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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