June 06


Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (CEAP) Workshop

About this event Join Erie Arts & Culture for an information session and workshop at Blasco Library on June 6th from 6-8pm. This event will also be live streamed on Zoom. In this session, we’ll cover one of Erie Arts & Culture's exciting new grant opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. Erie Arts and Culture is partnering with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to help creative entrepreneurs and their businesses. The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (CEAP) matches eligible creative entrepreneurs with free local small business consulting services and financial resources up to $2,000. During the session, we'll walk you through the application process, review eligibility, and answer any questions you may have. Our referral partners from Bridgeway Capital and Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center will be present to speak about their resources and take questions. After the presentation, interested attendees are encouraged to stay to work on their business planning forms and budgets alongside EAC staff. NOTE: Please bring a personal electronic device if you intend to work on your application materials. If you'd like to attend via Zoom, please indicate so in the registration form. Who should attend? Creative Entrepreneurs! A creative entrepreneur is an individual who is in the process of creating or has created a new business representing one or more of the creative industries. The creative sector refers to a range of economic activities that are concerned with the generation or distribution of knowledge, information, creativity, and innovation, which is also often referred to as the creative industries. Creative industries include: Communication & marketing Architecture Visual arts & crafts Design - product, interior, graphic & fashion Digital and analog media - film, television, web & radio Digital games The performing arts & live entertainment Publishing Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (CEAP) Workshop

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