Artist as an Entrepreneur Alumni Intensive, A Closer Look @ Summit Artspace, Akron [from 19 to 27 June]

Artist as an Entrepreneur Alumni Intensive, A Closer Look

19 - 27
17:00 - 21:00

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Summit Artspace
140 E Market St, Akron, Ohio 44308
A Closer Look
June 19-20 & 26-27, 5-9 PM
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If you already completed an AEI, you know how career-changing the experience was. But, you also left with more ideas and questions than the time permitted.

So, we are offering you A Closer Look.

This practical intensive for established artist-entrepreneurs, AEI alumni, and civic and business leaders interested in a creative approach to growth gives you a chance to dig deeper into topics. Whether you join us for just one or for all four days, you will enjoy our top-notch master classes by local national business and arts leaders.

This course is open to alumni of AEI cohorts of any year and provider, as well as non-alumni.

If you are an artist with prior experience in business planning, financials, marketing, or microbusiness operations, you are welcome to join us for 1-4 days of A Closer Look. If not, please join us in July for our full course. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about qualifying for the course.

Day 1: Monday, June 19
5-5:30: Introduction and Overview
5:30-7: Pricing 2.0
7-7:30: Dinner
7:30-9: Tax Compliance and Record Keeping

Day 2: Tuesday, June 20
5-6:30: Business Plan Intensive
6:30-7: Dinner
7-7:50: How to Actually Start a Business in Ohio
8-9: Peer Review

Day 3: Monday, June 26
5-5:30: Microbusiness Center Tour and Work Session (meet at Main Library)
5:30-5:50: Local Entrepreneurship Resources
5:50-6:15: IP and Patent Search Tools
6:15-6:30: Travel to WhiteSpace Creative
6:30-45: Brown Bag Dinner
6:45-7: Tour of WhiteSpace Creative
7-8:15: Artists as Social Entrepreneurs / Artists in the Workplace
8:15-9: Microbrew Happy Hour

Day 4: Tuesday, June 27
5-6:30: Telling Your Story
6:30-7: Dinner
7-8:30: Social Media Marketing Bootcamp
8:30-9: Individual Action Planning

Jim Griggy, Small Business Development Center
Keeven White, WhiteSpace Creative
Shon Christy, Focal Point Social Media Marketing
Lisa Drumm, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery
John Michael Schert, Trey McIntyre Project
Linda Hale, Microbusiness Center, Akron Library
Dane Leasure, Rubber City Shakespeare
And more!

Spaces are limited. Registration fees are highly subsidized thanks to generous support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. A Closer Look is $25 per day, or $100 for the entire program for non-alumni and $50 for alumni. Participants interested in learning more about the program and registering should visit

For information about Summit Artspace, go to or call 330-376-8480. Find Summit Artspace on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.
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