Arts Commission seeks applications from artists for business training workshop, fellowship


(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) is now accepting applications for the 2024 On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program. On-Ramp is a program for artists and creative entrepreneurs seeking training and resources around establishing or supporting an arts-based business in Indiana. 

Designed by Elaine Grogan Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts, On-Ramp focuses on ten key business concepts for a successful creative career including defining value, business structure, identifying and marketing to customers, pricing strategy, marketing strategy, managing expenses and generating revenue, taxes, and planning.

The On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator is comprised of a three-day in-person intensive entrepreneurship and community engagement workshop and the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in fellowship funding to put the training into action. The 2024 On-Ramp workshop will be May 8-10, 2024, in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Based upon survey results from previous cohorts, On-Ramp alumni are consistently more confident in their ability to pursue a creative career in Indiana, more knowledgeable about the key business areas of focus, and more likely to take action in their careers following participation in the workshop.

“Indiana’s creative economy is strengthened by entrepreneurs,” said Jordan Adams, IAC Artists Services Manager. “Each year, the On-Ramp cohort demonstrates the power of Hoosier creative entrepreneurs, and we look forward to welcoming the newest cohort into this inspiring network.”

The deadline to apply to participate is January 4, 2024.