Sep 21 2021
Artist Entrepreneur Incubator: *Better Business fo...

Artist Entrepreneur Incubator: *Better Business fo...

Presented by SC Arts Commission and One Columbia at Online/Virtual Space

Calling all SC (aspiring) artists! Ever wonder how to monetize your craft? Is the thought of entrepreneurship intimidating? We can tell you how to make a living with YOUR ART!

The Artist Entrepreneur Incubator (AEI) is a virtual series collaboration between the South Carolina Arts Commission and One Columbia for Arts & Culture. AEI is available to artists across disciplines who live and work throughout South Carolina. The series of monthly, discipline-based interactive workshops are specifically designed for artists interested in transitioning their craft into a business. Workshops are led by artists of all disciplines, arts consultants, and educators. Workshops include information on business basics, licensing, marketing, contracts, and identifying resources for support and sustainability.

First in the series:
Better Business for Creatives is a “how-to” workshop for starting/operating a scalable, profitable business.
With a focus on the arts/artists, Better Business for Creatives provides an overview of three critical disciplines necessary for a successful business:
1. The functional BUSINESS MODEL
2. MARKETING strategies/tactics for the presentation of your art
3. ACCESS TO RESOURCES needed to fulfill the business model and the marketing requirements for success

September 21
6-7:30 PM
Virtual format
$10 registration fee (see Registration Fee exceptions below)

Tom Ledbetter, Associate Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship and Educational Support, Midlands Technical College | Owner, Next Phase Management LLC

Dr. Kasie Whitener, Founder of Clemson Road Creative | Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina

Ayesha Driggers, Program Administrator, City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities

Find out more about event organizers, presenters, additional sessions, and REGISTER HERE.

*This workshop is a prerequisite for attending future entrepreneurial training workshops in the series.

Admission Info

Registration Fees:
Each workshop costs $10 per artist to attend virtually. However, artists who are teaching artists, have received individual artist grants from the SCAC (e.g., Emerging Artist, Fellowships, etc.) at any point, and/or are currently included in the S.C. Arts Directory may attend free of charge.

Phone: 803.254.5008


Dates & Times

2021/09/21 - 2021/09/21

Additional time info:

*This workshop is a prerequisite for attending future entrepreneurial training workshops in the series.

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space