WHAT WE OFFER

Three options to meet your every learning need.

Intro Workshop

The Creative Business Design Workshop is perfect for when you want to get started on your business plan, fast. A prequel to the Creative Entrepreneurship Program, this workshop is an introduction to business planning based on the Creative Business Canvas model.

Full Program

The Creative Entrepreneurship Program is our most comprehensive program! Tailored to the needs of artists and designers, this program gives you the total A to Z on business planning and management for non-traditional, creative businesses.

Ignite Series

The series of excellence. Learn from some of the city's most creative minds. This series launches in September 2017.

PRICING

Business schools can cost a bundle. Our programs are priced right.

Ignite Workshops
Register as-you-go
$TBA
per session

Gain unique insight

Creative Business Design Workshop
Get started today!
$50
1-day workshop

Focus in on revenue generation

Understand your customer base

Gain a flexible planning tool

Put your concept into action, fast

After completion of the Creative Entrepreneurship Program, individuals can apply to the City of Toronto's Starter Company Plus Creative Arts Program to be eligible for a range of benefits including a $2,000 business start-up grant.

FACILITATORS

Meet the experts involved in delivering our programs.

Steven Karpenko, Coach

Steven Karpenko, Coach

Caleigh Le Grand, Artist and Producer

Caleigh Le Grand, Artist and Producer

Denise Pinto, Urbanist

Denise Pinto, Urbanist

Karim Rahemtulla

Leila Fatemi

Carmen Douville

Sean Buckley, Buck Productions

Sean Buckley, Buck Productions

Hamza Khan, Splash Effect

Hamza Khan, Splash Effect

Heather Keachie, Legal Associate

Heather Keachie, Legal Associate

Kristen McCrea, Artist

Kristen McCrea, Artist

Aria Umezawa, Artistic Director

Aria Umezawa, Artistic Director

Franca Miraglia, By the Word

Franca Miraglia, By the Word

Robert Wakulat, Lawyer and Mentor

Robert Wakulat, Lawyer and Mentor

Ilene Sova, Artist

Ilene Sova, Artist

Jacqueline Sava, Soakwash

Jacqueline Sava, Soakwash

TESTIMONIALS

Don't take it from us; see what our participants have to say.

Christine Harris

“I finally got out of my head, put plans onto paper and into action. I also benefitted from the supportive network created by the program. Who better than my cohorts to test my ideas and provide feedback?”

Christine Harris
Britt Saunders

“I really loved learning about issues like taxes and financial planning. Those were the parts of running a business that I had the least amount of knowledge about. The program has definitely helped me develop a clearer vision of where I would like go with my business.”

Britt Saunders
Joe Calleja

“The program was rich, with lots to dive into … I built a great network of other enterpreneurs—I think we’ll all be working together in the future.”

Joe Calleja
Paola Gomez

“In the program I learned how to build the resources for my creative enterprise. The biggest gain for me is that I’ve developed the confidence to pitch my vision and invite people with resources to give.”

Paola Gomez
Trevor Godinho

“[The Creative Entrepreneurship Program] forced me to get back to basics: taking care of the books, paying the bills, looking after my profits, things like that.”

Trevor Godinho

Our programming is supported by FedDev Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, the City of Toronto through Start Up Here Toronto, the Metcalf Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.