Centered on you and your creative practice.

Artscape Launchpad equips art and design professionals with the tools, training, resources, and mentorship needed to build sustainable businesses, including assistance with connecting to the marketplace. Our programs are the result of years of research and development and have benefited from the input and involvement of over 100 partners. We draw on the strengths of the sector and prepare you to succeed, through best practices, next practices and key relationships.


Three options to meet your every learning need.

Creative Business Design Workshop

This introductory 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.

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Creative Entrepreneurship Program

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.

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Ignite Series

The workshop series of excellence. Learn from some of the city's most creative minds. One-off workshops for on-the-go learning.

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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
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

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.

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.