The Arts Business Institute serves a crucial, common need in the fine art and maker communities – practical business education for creative entrepreneurs. Each of our live workshops and online courses presents successful strategies and provides proven tools for launching and growing a local business to a national brand.

Our Unique Strategy

Most creative people struggle with the day-to-day tasks involved in running a business. The Arts Business Institute provides live workshops and online courses to help creative people tackle difficult tasks and succeed with specific successful business models.

Each workhop is customized to meet the needs of a specific audience. Unlike most local small business mentors, the Arts Business Institute provides sector and market specific strategies in the areas of marketing, branding, production schedules, pricing and cost of sale.

ABI uniquely offers seminars that are designed to provide creative entrepreneurs with strategies to handle both the complex and mundane left-brained business tasks that many artists avoid. ABI workshop presentations break down challenging tasks into a clear manageable process.  

Cost $0
Most non-profit arts and educational partners use the workshop event as a fundraising opportunity.  Just 30 paid workshop attendees cover most of the expenses. Local  community grants and corporate donations provide profit or scholarships for low-income participants.  A refundable deposit is required to schedule a workshop. 
Our Partners
The Arts Business Institute partners with art nonprofits, business development centers and art education organizations across the nation to provide specialized technical assistance and business education for studio artists, craft professionals and creative entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to a national audience of collectors and galleries.
Workshop Locations
Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia. More…
International: Canada, Ireland, Italy, Barbados, Bahamas.
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The Arts Business Institute tracks graduates with mentoring, networking and online tips and services. Results:  The goal of every workshop is to provide artists with the business tools that they need to succeed from online networking, workshops, to long term mentor support.  Talk to any one of our 6,000 successful graduates who credit ABI with their launch success.