A Major Funding & Naming Announcement

April 21, 2017News

Feature photo: Kamilah Apong, event emcee by Hector Vasquez Photography. A Full-Service Art and Design Entrepreneurship Hub On April 21, Artscape held an event to proudly present Artscape Daniels Launchpad, a one-stop art and design entrepreneurship hub opening in 2018 that provides affordable access to technology and tools of the trade, reframes entrepreneurship for creative people through innovative … Read More

3-Day Workshop

October 5, 2017News

In partnership with the OMDC, Artscape Daniels Launchpad presents the OMDC IDM Fund Futures Program, designed to take Ontario’s emerging interactive digital media content creators to the next level. Launchpad is now calling for applicants who are interested in acquiring the fundamentals of growing a successful business. Applicants must have an interest in pursuing opportunities … Read More

Seeking: Instructors & Facilitators

July 24, 2017Uncategorised

Launchpad Programs Across Southern Ontario Artscape wishes to contract contractors on a part-time basis to provide instruction and facilitation within our business and entrepreneurship training programs for creative and cultural sector workers. This is an opportunity to play a central, exciting role in delivering and shaping the entrepreneurial training component of a groundbreaking cultural sector … Read More

Meet Caleigh LeGrand

July 4, 2017Alumni Stories

Caleigh LeGrand is no stranger to the creative process. As an actor and writer – and self-described wearer of “many other hats” – Caleigh has an intimate understanding and appreciation for the life of a creative entrepreneur. This summer she’ll be assuming a new role, as our newest Facilitator of Launchpad programs. Between classroom preparation … Read More

Navigating in the Competitive Age

June 29, 2017Case Studies, How-To

Remember the days of Napster? Let’s set the scene… Reality was the hottest trend in TV, with an average 28.3 million viewers tuning in weekly to watch sixteen contestants starve and strategize on a new American show called Survivor. Meanwhile, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling commanded a record-breaking print run … Read More

Grants available through innovative partnership

May 24, 2017News

Knowing that it is becoming harder and harder to sustain a career as an artist or a designer, the Province of Ontario, City of Toronto and Artscape have partnered to provide a program to help creators fully realize their potential. The Starter Company Plus Creative Arts program is focused on helping entrepreneurs start or grow … Read More

Meet Steven Karpenko

May 18, 2017Alumni Stories

Pictured: Steven Karpenko (back row, centre) with Launchpad’s Creative Entrepreneurship Program class, May 2017. As Artscape’s newest program facilitator, Steven Karpenko has been earning his Launchpad stripes in rapid succession. In March he led the Creative Business Design Workshop, and the Creative Entrepreneurship Program, and is scheduled to facilitate more of the same in June. Before he ventures into the classroom, we … Read More

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Website

April 19, 2017How-To

5 Easy Steps to Spring Clean Your Website By guest blogger Lauren Rabindranath The mercury is rising and piles of snow are being replaced by puddles on the sidewalks. For many of us, this first taste of spring signals a sense of renewal. Professionally, now is the perfect time to pause, audit and update our goals—including … Read More

Managing Director Announcement

March 16, 2017News

Rahemtulla to develop globally distinctive centre for creative entrepreneurship opening in 2018 Karim Rahemtulla TORONTO—Artscape announced today the appointment of Karim Rahemtulla as the Managing Director of Artscape Launchpad. As an integral member of Artscape’s senior management team, Karim will play a critical role in all aspects of Artscape Launchpad, starting with the transition to … Read More

Facing Your Fears

March 13, 2017How-To

  “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin “…First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes need-ed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – … Read More

Motivate Yourself for Tax Season

March 13, 2017How-To

How to Motivate Yourself for Tax Season By guest blogger Lisa Zamparo There’s nothing like a deadline to jumpstart your motivation, so here’s one for you: April 30th. That’s the date by which your personal tax return must be filed and paid. The good news is it’s still several weeks away! Plenty of time to … Read More

Meet Britt Saunders

February 7, 2017Alumni Stories

Britt Saunders, Sparkle Collective Britt Saunders is a professionally trained graphic designer and founder of Sparkle Collective, a whimsical brand of fashion accessories centred around her original artwork. Motivated by “all things kitschy and cute,” Britt transformed a lifelong hobby of illustrating cats into a legitimate enterprise by opening an Etsy Shop in 2015. Britt completed Launchpad’s Creative Entrepreneurship Program … Read More