AEI Full Course 2018

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
Thursdays, June 28 – October 4, 2018
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Summit Artspace on East Market
140 E. Market St., Akron

Summit Artspace, in partnership with the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, is once again presenting the popular Artist as Entrepreneur Institute (AEI).  AEI is open to individuals who are interested in or are already becoming entrepreneurs in the creative arts, including but not limited to visual art, music, theater, dance, and writing.

Get a good Foundation at the Akron Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

Participants receive foundational business knowledge and hands-on training as part of the curriculum. Individuals will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from successful creative entrepreneurs in Akron and the surrounding area. In addition to the class curriculum, participants will enjoy the benefits of a supportive peer group and the exchange of unique perspectives on artists’ entrepreneurship. The cost is $125 for the 16-week session, and includes all materials and off-site events.

Classes for 2018 have started. To be notified of future dates, please email


JUNE 28 Understanding Your Current State
JULY 12 Writing a Business Plan
JULY 19 Writing a Business Plan: Executive Summary, Business Description
JULY 26 Open Workshop
AUGUST 2 Writing a Business Plan: Business Description, Design & Development
AUGUST 9 Writing a Business Plan: Market Strategies
AUGUST 16 Open Workshop
AUGUST 23 Writing a Business Plan: Market Strategies
AUGUST 30 Writing a Business Plan: Financial Factors
SEPTEMBER 6 Open Workshop
SEPTEMBER 13 Writing a Business Plan: Financial Factors & Protecting Yourself
SEPTEMBER 20 Writing a Business Plan: Putting it All Together
SEPTEMBER 27 Open Workshop
OCTOBER 4 Final Work Session Presentation of Business Plans

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AEI is presented through the support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.