Academy for the Business of Art

Academy for the Business Side of ArtDo you wish you knew more about all those details on the business side of art? Worried that you are missing something that you don’t even know you need?
The Academy for the Business Side of Art is a series we began in 2015 designed to help artists and creatives of all disciplines understand how to start and run a business in the arts. Attending  Academy sessions will help you to spend less time struggling with business issues and more time working on your art. 

The Academy sessions cover budgeting and administrative resources; financial best practices; promotional tools; and marketing communications practices that will strengthen your abilities. All sessions are taught by experts in the topics and there’s a different subject each month.

Academy sessions are held in series each year usually 9 am – 12 pm on the second Saturday of each month. Registration is required and each class is $10. We send out details of the upcoming session in the weeks prior to each. 


Business Fundamentals

Bookkeeping & Financial Basics

Websites & Marketing

Social Media

Copyright Law

Strategic Marketing

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Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, 2101 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. Free parking.

The ECC serves as a convenient, central location for potential, or existing, entrepreneurs to discover resources of local non-profit partners and to receive financial and technical information.  The ECC provides free, individual and confidential consulting, workshops, seminars, and general information on marketing, the food industry, getting your business online, QuickBooks, SBA loans and programs, bookkeeping, local government vendor applications, the bidding process, Minority/Women Certification forms, vendor directories, and more.

The Academy is made possible through the partnership of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaboration Center (ECC).

Academy for the Business Side of Art Sponsors