Artist Accelerator Program

Foundational professional and business development program for fine artists, performing artsits, writers and creatives.

What is the Artist Accelerator Program?

The Artist Accelerator Program is a foundational professional and business development program for creatives. Established and emerging artists from around the region work together in a supportive and collaborative environment, gaining career-building skills that boost confidence, skills, and economic proficiency. 

The Art Center’s mission is to inspire creativity and contribute to community well being through equitable access to and engagement with the visual arts. The Artist Accelerator Program (AAP) advances this mission through support of regional artists with career-building programming, artist residencies, and increased opportunities for artists to be visible in the community.

We aim for in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of local artists, building a cadre of high-quality instructors and venues for increased community building among artists and the communities in which they work.

The AAP produces the Annual Arts Alive! Fun, Interactive Community Event.

The Artist Accelerator Program Offers


Support and Collaboration
Special Events
Artist Meetups

Meetups have moved online:
1st Thursday Artist Meetup
4th Tuesday Marketing Meetup

For more information: Claire Elam | Artist Accelerator Program Director, Ext. 661 (M&W)

This program is supported by

Literary Arts Fund of The Arts Center Endowment Fund

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