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Artrepreneur Accelerator Program



Applications For Artrepreneur York Region Cohort 6 Now Open!

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, August 26th, 2018 by 11:59 p.m
Duration of Program: In Class, Tuesdays, 10:30am-1:30pm September 18, 2018 - December 18, 2018

Expo: January 2019 TBA
Whitchurch Stouffville Public Library, 2 Park Dr, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 4K1

Cost: $185(non-York Region Arts Council Members), $150 (York Region Arts Council Members)


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About Artrepreneur

The Artrepreneur program provides the tools for creative entrepreneurs to grow themselves and their organizations through education, resources and networks.
We strive to establish Artrepreneur as Ontario's leading business development accelerator for creative entrepreneurs.

Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs with vital business skills needed for success across all arts disciplines and industries. Artists are entrepreneurs who contribute greatly to the social and economic well-being of their communities and, as such, require strategic training to grow in capacity. By incubating artists of all disciplines 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” as as a creative entrepreneur.

This is the sixth cohort of Artrepreneur York Region. The program was created in 2015 and will have completed 10 cohorts in eight communities (Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Markham, Georgina, Barrie, Collingwood and Midland) by the end of 2018.

The Program

Artrepreneur York Region is comprised of weekly seminars, workshops, assignments and a final presentation and expo over a period of four months. It primarily serves York Region based artists, arts groups and arts businesses working in all artistic disciplines such as, though not limited to, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, music, jewellery, fasion, augmented reality and game design. Sessions are hands-on and will range in format from lectures to peer-to-peer workshops.

Throughout the program, faculty will guide fellows in the step-by-step development of a business plan by providing them with templates, learning modules and actionable assignments. By the end of the program, fellows will have a complete business plan and the opportunity to present their work in front of art industry leaders. Upon successful completion, fellows will also be awarded a certificate endorsed by all program partners.

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Please direct all inquiries to:

Deanna Galati
Program Coordinator, York Region Arts Council

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We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council and Regional Municipality of York.



York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

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