CCAD Creative Entrepreneur Bootcamp Set for June 26-28

Registration is open for Columbus College of Art & Design’s second annual Creative Entrepreneur Bootcamp. The intensive, three-day program equips artists, designers and beyond with the entrepreneurial skills they need to succeed in today’s business climate.

The Creative Entrepreneur Bootcamp is designed for a wide range of creative fields, from individuals creating a product for retail, online sales or arts fairs, to freelancers making a living through advertising, graphic design, video creation and more.

From Wednesday, June 26 through Friday, June 28, attendees will complete workshops to:

  • Gain tools to develop a financial plan
  • Understand tax structure and reporting obligations
  • Complete a logo and business card design
  • Develop a social media communication plan

CCAD will bring in creative professionals and subject matter experts throughout the three-day program. A day-by-day breakdown of the bootcamp includes:

Wednesday, June 26
Day one will focus on financial education with presentations from CCAD’s Elaine Grogan Luttrull. Specializing in financial literacy in the arts industry, Luttrull will cover taxes, finances, accounting and more.

Thursday, June 27
Attorney John Politi will cover legal basics and contract writing in his Thursday morning presentation. Thursday afternoon, Alfredo and Lara Weeks of design and creative strategy firm FRINGE22 will walk attendees through logo and business card design, focusing on more than just visual appeal, but a cultural understanding of designs that resonate.

Friday, June 28
The bootcamp wraps up with photographer and writer Claudia Retter’s “Artist Meets World” – a broad ranging presentation covering marketing to social media. Retter will share her experiences marketing her own work, and also discuss topics like presenting your work in the public space and talking to patrons, branding your work or service, social media outreach and more.

Additionally, attendees will hear insights from working professionals during lunch and learns featuring creative business owners.

The Creative Entrepreneur Bootcamp costs $325 and includes meals (breakfast and lunch) and workshop materials. Registration closes on Friday, June 21.

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