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News Tue Jun 08 2010

Funding Opportunity for Creative Entrepreneurs

AIE.JPGCalling all starving artists! Gorilla Tango Financial and the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship have teamed up to help you make your creative business goals a reality. The IAE offers a two-week Creative Enterprise Boost Camp where artists and creative professionals who are aspiring to launch and run their own creative businesses learn the fundamentals of business development. Now, Gorilla Tango Financial and the IAE have made it possible for qualified attendees to earn up to $10,000 of funding for creative enterprise start-ups, or small- or medium-sized businesses upon successful completion of the Boost Camp.

Additionally, beginning in January 2011, students will have the opportunity to apply for an additional $25,000 to continue developing their enterprise while pursuing coursework at the IAE. The institute provides learning modules throughout the year, which are organized so that artists and creatives can attend classes while taking minimal time away from work. Students finish a module in either a series of four or five weekends, or in an intensive Wed.--Sun. module. The IAE offers three modules per year.

Executive Director of the IAE Lisa Canning explains, "Our students need not only the business experience, education and mentorship we offer to them but access to non-traditional sources of funding to be able to make the difference they seek to make in the world."

The deadline for budding entrepreneurs in art, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, or publishing to apply for this year's Boost Camp is July 1, 2010. For applications and more information, visit

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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