Calling all creatives in Southern Indiana for a free day of learning and networking on Friday, August 12, to accelerate your creative business, organized by the Columbus Area Arts Council!
There will be presentations on several key business topics to help you develop your small business, grow your audience, and move up to the Next Level:
Using the “Build–Measure–Learn” framework, share your perspectives on the why, how, and what of your business, and create guiding questions to shape your journey throughout the day.
Create a 1-page visual business plan to guide your business’ growth. When you’re ready, practice pitching your ideas to peers for helpful feedback.
Consider customer discovery, validation, and growth, then use the “Build–Measure–Learn” framework to refine your business plan.
Learn about options available as your business grows—consulting, brick & mortar, lifestyle—and how these opportunities fit into the life and company you want to build.
The day will also feature a panel spotlighting creative entrepreneurs working in Indiana’s creative economy! Come to the Bartholomew County Public Library’s Red Room at 1 p.m. to learn more from:
Aja Essex, co-founder of Cicada Cinema, a pop-up cinema that provides high-quality screenings of underrepresented cinema — the old, the new, and the locally created. She is also a co-host, editor, producer, and contributor for Indiana University Cinema. Aja is based in Bloomington.
Polina Osherov, Editor and Creative Director of PATTERN magazine, an award-winning publication about fashion, culture, and art in the midwest; she is also the owner of Polina Osherov Photography. Polina is based in Indianapolis.
Tony Vasquez, artist and owner of Vasquez Photography, which features images in a wide variety of areas, including architecture & design, bands, and wedding photography. Tony is based in Columbus.
Moderator: Dan Nash, Startup Ecosystem Manager at Velocities, which accelerates innovation and develops entrepreneurship-minded culture and infrastructure in south central Indiana. Dan is based in Columbus.
8:30 am–12:00 pm ~ Registration, Introductions, Session 1
12:00 pm–12:45 pm ~ Lunch with Jon Myers from ISBDC
1:00 pm–2:00 pm ~ Entrepreneurship Panel: Red Room, BCPL
2:30 pm–4:00 pm ~ Session 2 and Closing
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Please indicate any dietary restrictions or accessibility accommodations necessary on the Eventbrite registration. Contact the Columbus Area Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-376-2539 with any questions.