Opportunities for Creatives: Artist Entrepreneurial Fund, Public Art RFQs, and more

Wednesday Jan 13th, 2021

pro network
135786154 189568602848349 5260450830930541249 o
Artist Entrepreneurial Fund
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

Artist Entrepreneurial Fund (Erie County Redevelopment Authority)
 - The Artist Entrepreneurial Fund is NOW open. Please complete the attached application and send with required documents to: [email protected] no later than January 31, 2021. Up to five (5) grants of upwards of $5k each may be awarded.

unnamed 20
CDCP + Monmade Art Business Coaching Program
Submission Deadline: February 10th, 2021 | 11:59pm EST

Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP), in partnership with Monmade, is requesting applications for a 6 month Art Business Coaching Program, running March - August 2021. The Business Coaching Program focuses on training 5 artist entrepreneurs, working in 2D materials, to prepare to participate in larger commercial opportunities. Casey Droege will lead artists through a series of sessions including: how to prepare a portfolio of works and inventory systems, understanding cost and pricing, polishing web presence and collateral marketing materials, and creating archival, sustainable, and durable final products.

Throughout the six-month program, participants will be required to participate in a two hour group training session each month and a follow-up one hour individual meeting each month. All sessions will be virtual. Participants should plan to dedicate a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a month to the program. Each participant will produce a small series of works which will be included in a co-branded collection to be marketed and sold by Monmade and CDCP, including payment to the artists. The knowledge gained in the program will allow participants to scale their business and apply for more opportunities.


Identifies as an artist, maker, designer, craftsperson, and/or small-batch manufacturer working in 2D or wall hanging media

Aspires to become a fulltime creative business owner

At least one year of business and/or product development

Located in western Pennsylvania or northern West Virginia

Participating or willing to participate in the CBA

Willing to complete pre- and post-program surveys

Willing to obtain an LLC tax structure and carry liability insurance, if they do not currently operate with these. Participants may be eligible for grants to cover the costs of these requirements.

Learn More

Studio Potter Magazine Hiring

Studio Potter Journal is hiring a part-time membership coordinator. This is a remote, work from home position, for up to 10 hours a week. Studio Potter offers a flexible schedule and positive work culture among our small staff and board. Hourly compensation is to be determined based on the experience of the applicant. This is a great position for a creative entrepreneur with administrative skills who is looking for steady, supplemental income. Applicants should be based in the continental US. Reviews of applications will begin on Jan. 18, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Learn More


Bakery Square RFQ For Public Art
Submission Deadline: February 8th, 2021 | 11:59pm EST


Bakery Square is soliciting qualifications from artists or artist teams, to provide artwork incorporated into/onto the façade of its newly renovated building at 6425 Penn Ave, on the interior of its campus in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. This opportunity is for an artist who can work with the Walnut Capital/Bakery Square, Larimer Consensus Group, and in a residency with Lincoln Elementary and The Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh, to create a temporary (6-12 months) original public artwork for the Square. Artists will be selected by portfolio—no proposals are required. The budget for this project is $20,000 - $30,000.

All types of media are open to this opportunity that can be feasibly realized within or upon the façade of the building, and within the allocated budget for the project. Local artists and BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply. A committee composed of Bakery Square staff, Larimer residents, and local art experts will choose an individual or team to contract for design and production of a temporary artwork in Early Spring, 2021.

An Information session will be held via Zoom on Thursday, January 21, at 6:00pm. Attendance is not mandatory, and registration is not required. Click the "Information Session" button below to join the Zoom meeting directly at the appointed time. Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding the session or the Bakery Square RFQ.

Information Session


Get Legit Webinars + Business Coaching
Sessions Run January 2021 to March 2021

Over the course of January, February, and March of 2021, the Get Legit Webinar Series brings together a variety of high-quality webinars, a resource library, and the opportunity for one-on-one business coaching with the experts. Visit the Get Legit page to register for webinars and sign up for a free hour with an expert.
January's Get Legit Webinars:

Assessing Your Record Keeping Practices
January 14, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Getting Strategic: Budgeting and Planning
January 21, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Legal Best Practices for Wholesale and Purchase Orders
January 28, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Learn More

About the Pro Network

NEA v2

As an agency, we are committed to dismantling barriers and providing meaningful resources and training for creative and cultural professionals.

Erie Arts & Culture believes that creative and cultural professionals can play a central role in developing vibrant and healthy communities and neighborhoods when they are provided with access to Professional development, Resources, and Opportunities (PRO). 

Visit our redesigned webpage for information and resources

Erie Arts & Culture

Keep in touch with the arts!

Join our mailing list to stay in the loop on culture and creativity in the region!