Starting a Creative Business (SCB) is a one-day workshop for artists/creative professionals thinking about starting a business. 

SCB provides aspiring entrepreneurs of various arts and creative disciplines from across Ontario, with tools to clarify their creative business ideas, and develop a framework for their business plan.

Through interactive, reflective, and writing activities that correlate with a workbook, participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the key components of their business more clearly defined.

Takeaways for participants

  • Step into the business mind frame
  • Build a bridge from creative professional to creative business
  • Clarify your business idea, direction & create the base of your business plan
  • Get to know your local business and creative sector supports and community

Facilitator:

Snjezana Pruginic is a creative business professional and facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the creative sector as a dancer, producer, writer, community art facilitator and art manager. She is also the co-founder and facilitator of "Business of Arts", an art entrepreneurship workshop for visual artists.

“Starting a Creative Business” is an initiative of WorkInCulture to support creative professionals of diverse artistic disciplines who are thinking about building a creative enterprise.

To host a workshop in your community, please contact Mona Afshari at monaafshari@workinculture.ca
 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Starting a Creative Business – Kingston

Venue: Rideau Heights Community Centre | 85 MacCauley St, Room ABC, Kingston, ON
Partners: Kingston Arts Council

REGISTER HERE
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Starting a Creative Business – Bruce County

Venue: Southampton Arts Centre, 3 - 201 High Street, Southampton, ON
Partners: Southampton Arts Centre
REGISTER HERE


Friday, May 25, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Starting a Creative Business – Mississauga (Music Focus)

Venue: Mississauga Central Library | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Classroom 3 (CL3), 2nd floor, Mississauga ON
Partners : City of Mississauga, Mississauga Arts Council 
REGISTER HERE


Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Starting a Creative Business – Mississauga (Visual Arts Focus)

Venue: Mississauga Central Library | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Library Boardroom, 3rd floor, Mississauga, ON
Partners: City of Mississauga, Mississauga Arts Council
REGISTER HERE
 

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Starting a Creative Business – Mississauga (Film & Digital Arts Focus)

Venue: Mississauga Central Library | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Classroom 3, 3rd floor |Mississauga ON
Partners: City of Mississauga, Mississauga Arts Council 
REGISTER HERE


 

Starting a Creative Business would not be possible without the support of our regional partners and our funder, Ontario Trillium Foundation