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Artrepreneur Accelerator Program



Applications For Artrepreneur York Region Now Open!


Program outline:

Date: September 10, 2019 – December 10, 2019 (13 in-class sessions / Break: October 15)
Time: Tuesday's, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Final Expo: January 14, 2020, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Vaughan City Hall
Cost (Due upon acceptance): $185 non-members | $150 YRAC members (includes workbook and reading materials)

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59pm

Program Information:

We are excited to launch another Artrepreneur York Region cohort, this time in Vaughan, with an updated curriculum!

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, digital media, jewellery, fashion, and more. 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 gone through 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 to an audience, including York Region Arts Council stakeholders, at a final expo. The expo is for program fellows to present their businesses in a pitch-style format. 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.

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If you have any questions or for financial assistance, please contact Deanna Galati, Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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