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.

The Artist Accelerator Program offers

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

Curriculum: Artist Residencies, lecture series (see below), 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

Artist Meetup

Monthly First Thursdays
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Come share a work in progress
Free and open to the public!

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Professional Development Lecture Series

Going into Business for Artists

Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7 PM

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Best Practices for Working Artists

Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 - 7 PM

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Money Matters for Working Artists

Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 - 7 PM

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Selling Online for Working Artists

Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 - 7 PM

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Galleries & Exhibitions for Working Artists

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 5:30 - 7 PM

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Marketing & Branding for Working Artists

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 5:30 - 7 PM

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2018/2019 Professional Development Lecture Series

Archived Professional Development Series

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