Creative Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers supports and develops entrepreneurship among students and alumni. We offer highly focused programming, mentorship, resources, and workshops that explore the basics of starting a business and going from “idea to invoice”.

We recognize that creative entrepreneurship takes a variety of possible forms. The current emphasis is to guide aspiring founders as much as independent studio practitioners, freelancers and small collectives. Our commitment is to help the next generation of emerging creative talent – particularly underrepresented and equity-seeking entrepreneurs – to acquire and use highly marketable skills in a sustainable context.


View upcoming events that provide opportunities to make connections, gain knowledge around starting a business.

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Get Involved

We encourage all entrepreneurial-minded students and recent alumni to reach out, whether you’re exploring possibilities, developing business skills, or trying to grow your business. We’re here to help.

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View our suite of practical, specialized and concise resources associated with successful career planning and aspects of becoming an emerging creative professional.

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We support ongoing research to better understand the needs, promote best practices, and reduce barriers for creative entrepreneurs. Current projects include the Impact Collective, and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub.

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Funders and Partners


Alexandra Hong
Project Officer
416-977-6000 ext. 2855