Business Skills for Creative Youth (18-25)

Do you want to make money from your art?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 25?
Are you currently not in school and not working?

Why not apply to be part of Business Skills for Creative Youth, a free program to help young artists of all disciplines to develop their careers in the arts!  Check out the details and fill out the application below.

Fall session begins Friday October 12. Deadline to submit your application is Sunday October 7.

This is your opportunity to participate in a series of workshops that will teach you essential business skills and enable you to focus on your artistic career goals, as well as get group and personalized coaching and mentorship to help you gain visibility and start generating income from your art.

Want to know more? Attend our free information session on Wednesday, October 3: 4:00 PM

Submit your application for the Fall session
by downloading and filling out the form below:

Apply online.
Fill out the form below:
Business Skills for Creative Youth Application Form (PDF format)
Business Skills for Creative Youth Application Form (WORD format)

You must complete the application form and submit two (2) samples of your work (see application form for details). 
Rest assured, we don't expect you to have a professional portfolio or presentation of your work - that's something we'll work on together!

So, what will you get out of the program? 

Business skills AND life skills! And the opportunity to get your arts career off the ground!

Workshops:  You'll attend a series of workshops that teach essential business skills, financial literacy and other skills specifically geared for youth working in the arts. The workshops will include hands-on work sessions with a facilitator which will help guide you through the necessary steps to get your business rolling. Workshops take place Mondays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm.

Coaching: Get one-on-one coaching which will help you determine your unique path, and set goals that will enable you to earn income within a timeframe. Plus, you'll get individualized service to help you connect with mentors, sources of funding, and help you find sales opportunities, or launch your own products or services as a first stepping stone towards a long-term career. The one-on-one coaching sessions are by appointment on Wednesdays (approx. once every 2 – 3 weeks)

YES, you can do this! Apply today!

If you'd like to get more information on the program before applying, you can also call 514-878-9788 ext 343.