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Take the next step in your arts business journey by joining SPAA's Arts Business Academy! Arts Business Academy gives artists of all disciplines the confidence and skill sets to advance their arts career.

Grow your arts business with high-quality training led by local arts professionals and business leaders. ABA helps local artists forge connections with other arts entrepreneurs and learn in a welcoming, supportive environment. 

Sessions meet Wednesdays on Zoom from 6:30pm-8pm, starting May 22.

Dates/Times: 6:30pm-8pm, May 22 through Jun 26, 2024

Location: All sessions will be held on Zoom.

Tuition: $199/person

Session Topics Include: 

  • Tools for Business Creation with Scott Callison
  • Discovering Your Brand with Colleen Cherry & Miss Crit
  • Growing Your Arts Business
  • Creating a Business Plan with Terry Marks
  • Marketing & Communications with Lindsay Petty & Angela Stork of Pyper, Inc.
  • Grants & Awards with Jenna Felder

Scholarship Application

Limited scholarships are available to artists with financial need. 

Questions? Contact


Resource Center Workshops

How to Become a Public Art Artist
Pinellas Cares Micro Grant Workshop
YouTube 101 for Your Arts Business
Grant Writing 101 in collaboration with SPAA, City of St. Pete, Barbara Mazer Gross & Grow Smarter

Arts Business Resource Center Newsroom

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