Calling All Creatives

UMN For The Arts is partnering with MVCC’s ThINCubator on our next Refinery sprint specifically for artists.

This 8-week program is geared towards artists and creatives who are looking to monetize their creative endeavor by identifying business models, help you price and plan your finances, and form a business entity.

We focus on setting measurable goals and work with you to aggressively accelerate your business – growing it in the company of other creatives.

The program is free and open to artists of all kinds. Space is limited and our cohort will be curated based on finding groups of artists that are at similar stages of their journey to maximize the impact of the program.

This year an online option is also available for artists who reside outside our local area.

Our Sprint Begins April 10th and meets every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 7:30pm until May 29th.

Program Overview

“All-Hands” meetings every week.

Eight Weekly Group Sessions will feature an entrepreneurial curriculum (detailed below), guest speakers and weekly deliverables from participants. Participants will exit the program with a robust set of skills and knowledge to develop and monetize their creative business.

One-on-One Mentor Sessions –

The One on One Coaching Sessions with Angela (Life Coach) or Ryan (Thincubator Business Coach) are designed to work 1-on-1 with participants to deep dive into their individual needs and questions, with the objective of providing support and guidance on their entrepreneurial journey.

Accountability – All participants will have access to another participant as your accountability partner to keep you moving forward.

Refinery Curriculum Includes:
  • Understanding Your Business Model, Core Values and Business Entities
  • Your personal/professional brand, brand strategy, imposter syndrome

Marketing Strategy

  • Social Media Strategy, Pillars, Building Emotional Connection with Customers
  • Q and A with Finance Professional
Business and Artist Q and A Breakout
Website Development/Pitching
Reverse Engineering for Success
And More…