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Courses for Creatives


Together with the Pikes Peak Arts Council (PPAC), Pikes Peak SBDC offers a variety of free and low-cost interactive workshops each year to help emerging and established artists with comprehensive, arts-focused training, information, and business skills.

With support from Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), this partnership brings together both organization's missions to help artists on a path to greater sustainability and self-sufficiency.



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Previous 2018 Schedule



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  • Social Media And The Modern Artist (August, 2017)
    Welcome Fellow, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    How do artists employ various social media platforms and techniques to gain a following, instill a brand, and increase business? Learn from local social media mavens on best practices and when to abandon them. 

  • Local Opportunities for Creatives (October 18, 2017)
    S.P.Q.R. Experiential Art Space and Studio Gallery; 5:30-7:00 PM
    A compilation of local artists will address opportunities that exist to showcase and exhibit work and performance in Colorado Springs. How do you best approach a gallery, venue, or other arts space with your work and portfolio? What are the logistics of booking a music gig, gallery show, recital, or showcasing another body of work? What are actions you can take today to advance your visibility as a local artist? 


  • The Filmmaker's Forum 
  • Art Sync: Discussion Inspired Action (August 23, 2016)
  • Hype: The Art of Promotion (September 14, 2016)
  • There is No Box! The Value of Business Supporting the Arts (October 12, 2016)





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