ART Venture seeks creative entrepreneurs with 'fire in their belly'

ART Venture seeks creative entrepreneurs with 'fire in their belly'

ART Venture, a business acceleration programme for entrepreneurial practitioners, producers and arts leaders, is on the lookout for its next intake of participants.

Up to 12 entrepreneurs in the creative sector will be awarded a place on the programme, valued at up to $38,000, including specialist coaching and a seed fund pitching process.

“As the programme is so bespoke, we are looking for people from across the spectrum of Auckland's creative sector. That includes those who are more experienced as well those in the early stages of enterprise development who are keen to get off to a strong start. All are creative, entrepreneurial people with ‘fire in their belly’ and great projects that they want to further,” says Candy Elsmore of the Arts Regional Trust Te Taumata Toi-a-iwi (ART).

Previous ART Venture participants include Kyra Clarke of Threaded Media, designer Jamie McLellan, and social entrepreneur Philip Patston.

If you have a project you want to take to the next level, click here for more info. Expressions of interest close on April 5.

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