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Creative Economy Partnership with The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture

MassArt and The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Boston are partnering to provide free business and professional development programming for artists who live or work in Boston, as announced on the city's website.


Creative Economy Workshops

The Creative Economy Workshops are a series of expert-led online workshops focused on topics of importance for creative professionals. These workshops are open to the public and free for all participants.

The 2022-23 Workshop series will begin in September 2022 and will include workshops in Taxes, Negotiations, Social Media, NFT’s and more. 

A workshop schedule will be announced in August 2022, registration will be available at MassArt.edu/workshops. 


Creative Business Incubator

The Creative Economy Business Incubator is an eight-month cohort-based program that helps artists and designers to launch and grow creative ventures.

One of the Incubator cohorts, open to all artists who live or work in Boston, will be run through Professional and Continuing Education. Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 5, 2022.

This program teaches foundational principles of entrepreneurship, strategy, marketing, and finance through practice and hands-on experience. Participants will spend two semesters developing, market testing, and refining a business idea with guidance and support from MassArt faculty and creative industry experts.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Incubator program website.


Portfolio Reviews and Critique Groups

Knowledgeable feedback and critique are critical to an artist’s development, but can be challenging to access outside of a degree setting. This year MassArt and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will be offering portfolio reviews and critique groups led by MassArt Graduate Programs faculty. 

These programs will be free of charge to Boston-based artists.

Registration information will be posted to this page in August, 2022.