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There are numerous resources available across Tampa Bay for artists to learn best practices in business. Offerings include market research, bookkeeping, marketing, negotiation skills, budgeting, legal partnerships,  and industry specific education for musicians and visuals artists.

Ensure your success in The Biz. 


Entrepreneur Collaborative Center – Hillsborough County

Entrepreneurial resources  Event/Training Calendar
Topics include: Taxes, Networking, IRS Form 990 for Non-profits, Business Plans, Marketing Plans, Grant writing

Florida SBDC at USF

Workshops and training Schedule/Events 
Topics include: small business formation, patents, entrepreneurship, marketing, bookkeeping, mentorship, loans and more

HCC Inlabs 

Workshops, master-classes, special events. Events 
Topics include: start-up toolbox, patents

Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at University of Tampa

Free workshops, master-classes, special events , tuitioned curriculum and more. 



HCC Galleries

Workshops for visual artists wanting to display in galleries and market their work Visit the website

Mural School by Mergeculture
 opportunities for school-aged children to learn the process and skill of mural creation with Mergeculture 

Parachute Gallery 

DIY Artist Residency- free blog and book for purchase on how to design your own residency
Visit Parachute Gallery website

Tempus Projects Music School

Music School: The Art of Music series highlights different aspects of music including turntablism, poster making, and promotion.  Visit the website


Creative Pinellas 

Co-Starters: Creative Entrepreneurship 10-week program. Sign up to be notified of the next round application date. Tuition based

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance:
Arts Business Academy 6-week program to elevate or launch arts business.
Tuition based

Alliance programming includes:

Artists Salon Series: Building Business Relationships featuring artist Nneka Jones and Robin Nigh of the City of Tampa

Artists Salon Series: Resources for Emerging Artists
Facilitated by Michele Smith and Clay Hollenkamp (GFA)
Panel included Emerging Artist Erin Titus and Gallerist Tracy Midulla. 

The Success in Arts program co-produced with Café con Tampa

Identity and Elevator Speech program co-produced with HCC Gallery 221