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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.

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

“The CEF has helped to put me in such a great place for me as an artist and for my business to grow. I have recently been applying to projects it would have been a far-fetched dream to hope for a year ago. Thank you and everyone at the Arts and Business Council.”

— Tim Lorenzo, Designer and Sculptor

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

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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Meet Our Spring 2022 Interns

Sara Alrehaili (she/her) Legal Intern Sara is a 2021 LLM graduate from Boston University School of Law. Originally from Medina, Saudi Arabia, Sara completed her undergraduate studies with a bachelor’s degree in Law from Taibah…

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