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CREATIVE BUSINESS DESIGN

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Art Gallery of Hamilton Annex

118 James Street North

Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8

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Artscape Launchpad and the City of Hamilton present: The Creative Business Design Workshop, February 22, 10 am – 4 pm at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

• Got an idea for a business fuelled by your creative practice?

• Interested in commercializing a creative project?

• Want to stabilize or grow an existing creative business?


This workshop will help you figure out the next step in getting your creative business ideas off the ground. No sterile business lectures, no suits, no 50-page business plans -- just a bunch of creative people ready to take creative entrepreneurship seriously.


Who is this workshop for?

The Creative Business Design Workshop was built specifically for the creative community. If you are a designer, filmmaker, performing artist, content producer, craftsperson, writer, musician, artist, or someone interested in creating a business fuelled by these practices and you live and/or work in Hamilton, this workshop is for you.


Do you have an idea for a small business or income-generating project?

This workshop will help you to:

• Figure out how to earn money through creative endeavours

• Judge the potential of your idea to become a sustainable business

• Understand how to iterate your way to a full-fledged business by learning as you go

• Connect with other creative entrepreneurs and build a supportive community that takes your goals seriously


Do you have an existing creative business or income generating project?

This workshop will help you to:

• Reduce your mental clutter by learning how to identify and prioritize income-generating actions and goals

• Gain perspective about your current position and future directions through input from your peers

• Discover new directions, efficiencies, and strategies for growth

• Connect with other creative entrepreneurs and build a supportive community that takes your goals seriousl


Creative Business Design Workshops are for artists, designers, and creators that have direct or indirect control over how creative work is organized and the relationships needed to get things done. Different offers are appropriate for different stages of organizational evolution. Contact us to find the right offer for you.


About the Facilitator: Jerry MCcGrath

Jerrold’s work is focused on reducing precarity and increasing the effectiveness of creative individuals, organizations, and systems. Jerrold spent eight years at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, including four years as Director of Innovation and Program Partnerships and Director of Creative Ecology Leadership. He lead the design and delivery of over 100 programs in his time there including the Toronto Arts Council Cultural Leaders Lab, New Fundamentals: Leadership for the Creative Ecology, ALT/Now: Economic Inequality, Getting to Maybe: A Social Innovation Residency, Leading by Design, and Hope Decoded, an interdisciplinary residency addressing hope and hopelessness across communities.


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Art Gallery of Hamilton Annex

118 James Street North

Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8

Canada

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