Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative works to advance our region’s culture, community, and creative economy by supporting artists and their businesses through an escalating offering of services and trainings that build skills, cultivate relationships and strengthen ties between students, artists, community leaders, and the University.

Artists in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts are not only professionals, often holding multiple degrees and having decades of experience in the creation of their work, but they are potent economic drivers in their communities. The Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative will help artists and arts-based businesses benefit from their participation in the creative economy by providing the skills to help them thrive.

The Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative’s programs include: courses, workshops and professional development trainings, internships, and consulting. Join our mailing list to be informed about upcoming trainings, workshops, our Internship program, or other programs.