Artrepreneur Cohort 6 in Whitchurch-Stouffville


About Artrepreneur:
We are excited to launch Cohort 6 of Artrepreneur York Region in Whitchurch-Stouffville, with an updated curriculum!

Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs with vital business skills needed for success across all arts disciplines and industries. Artists are entrepreneurs who contribute greatly to the social and economic well-being of their communities and, as such, require strategic training to grow in capacity. By incubating artists of all disciplines in one program, we foster collaboration and the sharing of ideas, tools, tips and best practices, resulting in a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to “make it” as as a creative entrepreneur.

The program was created in 2015 and we have completed 10 cohorts in eight communities (Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Markham, Georgina, Barrie, Collingwood and Midland) since its inception.

The Program:
Artrepreneur York Region is comprised of weekly seminars, workshops, assignments and a final presentation and expo over a period of four months. It primarily serves York Region based artists, arts groups and arts businesses working in all artistic disciplines such as, though not limited to, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, music, jewellery, fashion, augmented reality and game design. Our curriculum is blended with in-class working sessions, peer-to-peer learning, a one-on-one session in preparation for your final presentation and expo, and opportunities for group learning and discussion.

By the end of the program, fellows will have a business model canvas and a business plan, allowing you to take your business to the next level. Participants also have the opportunity to present their work in front of art industry leaders at the final expo. The expo is for program fellows to present their business with other artists and industry leaders in a public setting. It will also involve a graduation ceremony and showcase of work from each fellow. Upon successful completion, fellows will also be awarded a certificate endorsed by all program partners.

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Deanna Galati, Program Coordinator at