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The Creative
Entrepreneur
Fellowship

The Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) is designed to accelerate the careers and practice of a diverse group of artists and creative solopreneurs. CEF is a customized professional development experience for 8-10 individuals selected through a competitive application process.

The program kicks off in November and runs through June. The Fellowship includes personalized goal setting, one-on-one coaching, skills-training seminars, and a stipend for business-related purchases. This is the eighth year of the program, which now has a dynamic alumni network of artists working across a range of media.

The deadline for the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship has been extended! Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM on November 1, 2022. You can learn more about the application process and submit your application by clicking the button below.

Spoken word artist and CEF Fellow (’19) Porsha Olayiwola

Meet our 2022 Fellows

Congratulations to this year’s Creative Entrepreneur Fellows: (left to right) Szu-Chieh Yun, Kera Washington, Bethany Owens, Paula Elliott, Nikolai Alexander, Jasmine Lee, Amy Chin, Farah Jeune, Barbara Lewis, Nygel Jones

MEET THE FELLOWS PAST & PRESENT

Boston Art Review Reports on Artist Live-Work Space in Boston

The spring/summer 2022 edition of the Boston Art Review is out, and it includes a fantastic feature by Anita Morson-Matra, “Real Talk," that focuses on the state of live-work spaces for artists in Boston.  Anita…

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Preserving 350 Artist Spaces in Lowell

The Arts & Business Council is delighted to announce the preservation of Western Avenue | Studio & Lofts, a vibrant artist community in Lowell, Massachusetts, through purchase of the property as the next phase of…

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Available Grants from Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Our partners at Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation have two new grant programs available to help small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic. While not all of the artists and arts organizations we work with…

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