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Creative Business Design Workshop

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Welcome to a new model for art and design entrepreneurship:

Artscape's Creative Business Design Workshop

  • Have an idea for a business fuelled by your creativity?

  • Want to generate income from a creative project?

  • Need to grow an existing creative business or organization?

The Creative Business Design Workshop is a one-day session to guide you through the development of a viable business plan. It's designed to meet the unique needs of artists and designers in the early stages of business development.

Using the Creative Business Model Canvas approach – a lean and flexible business modeling tool– you’ll learn the core concepts of testing ideas, assessing feasibility and the process for implementation. Case studies, group discussion and break-out sessions make for a hands-on, practical learning experience. By starting smart, you’ll save time and money in the long run.

Who is this workshop for?

As always, Artscape's Launchpad programs are specifically tailored for artists and designers of all types.

This workshop will benefit any creative seeking to learn the fundamentals of business design, test a new business idea, or expand an existing business.

What you'll get:

  • The Creative Business Model Canvas – our lean and flexible business planning tool to help put your idea into action fast with minimal risk;

  • Tips to assess the overall viability of your project before spending time, money and energy developing something that may not be feasible;

  • Tools to identify and prioritize income-generating actions and goals.

What you'll gain:

  • Discovery of new directions, efficiencies and strategies for growth;

  • A deep understanding of your customers, competitors and value proposition;

  • A new support network of like-minded creative entrepreneurs.

Next Workshops (choose one):

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto ON, M1P 4N7
(McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in NORTH YORK (specific location TBA)

Registration: $50 +HST / registrant


Participants of this workshop who wish to pursue their ideas further will receive 20% off their registration for Launchpad's more comprehensive Creative Entrepreneurship Program.

About Artscape Daniels Launchpad:

Opening in 2018, Artscape Daniels Launchpad will be a one-stop art and design entrepreneurship hub, where creatives will have access to: a multi-disciplinary environment full of tools, equipment and technology; entrepreneurship programs and activities; and a marketplace of services, resources and opportunities. Its goal is to help artists and designers build thriving careers, organizations and/or businesses.

Artscape’s Launchpad programs are the result of a decade of research recognizing that the struggle to sustain a career as an artist is intensifying. Programs are tailored specifically with creatives in mind, and offer project-based learning to help you build a thriving career in today’s competitive, fast-paced marketplace. You’ll gain the skills to grow a successful business, and access a community of like-minded creatives to support you along the way.

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