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What is the Artist Accelerator Program?

The Artist Accelerator Program is a foundations business program for fine artists, artisans, musicians, and writers. 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 foster creativity and engagement with the arts to inspire personal growth and community well-being. The Artist Accelerator Program (AAP) is advancing this mission through support of regional artists with career-building programming, artist residencies, and increased opportunities for artists to be visible in the community. To accomplish this, we aim for in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of local artists, building a cadre of high-quality instructors, and the formation of venues for increased community building among artists and the communities in which they work.

What does the Artist Accelerator Program offer?

Community: Support and collaboration, special events, and Artist Meetups

Curriculum: Artist Residencies, lecture series, and workshops

Opportunity & Visibility: Arts Alive, First Thursday Artist Meetups and more!

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

This program receives support from the Literary Arts Fund of The Arts Center’s Endowment FundJames F and Marion L Miller Foundation, and The Oregon Cultural Trust, supporting 1,563 non-profit arts organizations throughout the state.

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Artist Workshops


2018/2019 Professional Development Lecture Series

Marketing for Working Artists

Monday, February 18, 5:30 pm

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Money Matters For Working Artists

Artist Accelerator Lecture | January 23, 5:30-7:00 pm

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Shopify for Working Artists w/ Brad Attig

Monday, November 12, 5:30-7pm
Artists, come learn the benefits of a Shopify site.

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Professional Practices for Working Artists

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30-7 pm
This workshop covers important topics to help artists with the professional side of their art practice.

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