Arts Business Accelerator Pilot
About the Program
In 2023 Tamarack Foundation for the Arts (TFA) piloted the Arts Business Accelerator, a 6-month arts business cohort program. The Arts Business Accelerator pilot, funded by the Truist Foundation, focused on women and BIPOC artists who wanted to start or grow their arts-based business in southern WV. Facilitated by arts business expert Elaine Grogan Luttrull, Minerva Financial Arts, the overarching goal of the program is to build business and financial knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in women and BIPOC arts business owners while creating community among participants. TFA, in partnership with the WV Hive, recognizes the need to support the development of women and BIPOC-owned small businesses in southern West Virginia.
The Arts Business Accelerator pilot provided 15 women from southern WV with small-business development training, coaching, access to accountants, learning workshops, monetary subsidies to access markets, and networking opportunities over a six-month training period.
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