Congratulations to Creative Pinellas on the launch of their new Arts Business Incubator!
The Incubator is on the grounds of the former Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo and run by Creative Pinellas, that county’s state-designated local arts agency. It features private offices and co-working spaces with common areas at reasonable monthly rents. Organized similarly to popular hi-tech incubators, the Incubator has a specific focus on 501(c)(3) arts organizations that support artists and the arts in Pinellas County.
The purpose of the Arts Business Incubator is to build a vibrant, collaborative arts and cultural community in Pinellas County that supports the development, growth and success of its cultural nonprofits.
“The Arts Business Incubator is our newest initiative,” says Barbara St. Clair, Executive Director of Creative Pinellas, “and we believe it will fulfill an important need in our community. It provides affordable office and meeting space – something that, speaking from experience, can be hard to come by – and it gives Creative Pinellas and other arts and cultural nonprofit organizations the opportunity to partner with each other and benefit from that incredible magic that happens when you purposefully put energized and creative people together.”
Located at 12211 Walsingham Road on the grounds of the Pinewood Cultural Center in Largo, the Incubator is situated between Heritage Village and the Florida Botanical Gardens. There are seven private offices available as well as co-working space for organizations that don’t need full-time office space. Incubator participants have access to:
- large conference room,
- class room
- mail room and resource center
- kitchen/dining area and
- basic administrative support.
Rents for the private offices start at $135 per month. Organizations that opt for co-working space instead of individual offices can expect to pay $38 per month.
All participants have access to a collaborative working environment, shared business services, learning and mentoring space and the opportunity to tap into the skills and abilities of the participating organizations. Additionally, participants are asked to commit to having a presence on site for an agreed-upon number of hours, to volunteer on a regular basis and to participate in workshops and incubator events.
To find out more about the Creative Pinellas Arts Business Incubator, or to express an interest in participating, please go to http://creativepinellas.org/incubator or contact Creative Pinellas Administrator Samantha Samson at email@example.com or call 727-582-2174.