A program making its return to Summit Artspace will help artists develop their business sides, with help from experts who have faced similar challenges.
The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) starts June 28 and runs through Oct. 11 and is open to individuals who are interested in or are already becoming entrepreneurs in the creative arts, including but not limited to visual art, music, theater, dance and writing. For the program, Summit Artspace is partnering with the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture to sponsor AEI.
Participants will receive foundational business knowledge and hands-on training as part of the curriculum. Individuals will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from successful creative entrepreneurs in Akron and the surrounding area. In addition to the class curriculum, participants will enjoy the benefits of a supportive peer group and the exchange of unique perspectives on artists’ entrepreneurship.
Classes will meet weekly on Thursdays starting June 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St. For a complete list of the dates and class topics, visit www.summitartspace.org/aei-full-course-2018.
The cost is $125 for the 16-week session for those who register by June 28. Late registrations will be accepted until July 12 with a fee of $140.00. It includes the cost of all materials and off-site events.
Contact [email protected] to register or for more info. AEI is presented through the support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Summit Artspace is a non-profit community art center organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at (330) 376-8480. On the Web at www.summitartspace.org. Find us on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.