Six weeks to a stronger arts-based business

Level-up with the Artist Entrepreneur Incubator

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET

#SCArtists with free-lance arts-based businesses have a valuable tool available to take that business to the next level.

Decorative imageBy the way… not only is it free, you get an honorarium to do it—all thanks to the SCAC.

The Artist Entrepreneur Incubator program is a collaboration between the SCAC and One Columbia for Arts & Culture. It is open to artists of all disciplines who live and work throughout South Carolina (not just Columbia). The ideal candidate is a mid-career artist with an independent body of work. They have received recognition through publication or public presentation of their work and are prepared to present their work to a broader audience.

2023/2024 sessions

In the 2023/2024 year, these virtual workshops are being facilitated by professionals from Brickbeat Agency , which specializes in perfecting all things entertainment through casting, coaching, and consulting. In addition to honing a business-savvy skillset, participants who fully complete the course and the course survey will receive a $200 honorarium and a one-hour consultation with instructors Tangie Beaty and Arischa Conner.

A fall session recently completed, and applications are open now for the second session, being held from February to March 2024.

Participants are required to attend each of the six scheduled sessions of the course. By the end, you can expect to have a comprehensive understanding of how to create a long-form business plan that is tailored to your unique artistic goals and aspirations.

Apply today

If you can benefit from this training, visit the AEI page on the SCAC website for details and the application link!

About the partners

  • One Columbia for Arts and Culture is a non-profit organization working to promote creative collaborations among Columbia residents, the cultural community, and city government to further build a vibrant community. Learn more on
  • The mission of the South Carolina Arts Commission is to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina. We envision a South Carolina where the arts are valued and all people benefit from a variety of creative experiences.A state agency created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the SCAC works to increase public participation in the arts through grants, direct programs, staff assistance and partnerships in artist development, arts industry, arts learning, creative placemaking, and folklife and traditional arts. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the SCAC is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sources. Visit or call 803.734.8696, and follow @SCArtsComm on Facebook, Instagram, and X for #Arts4SC and #SCartists content.