St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Announces Arts Business Academy 2024!

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 St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Announces Arts Business Academy 2024!

This summer, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will offer a six-week course to help local artists take the next step in their arts business journey.

Now in its eighth year, Arts Business Academy provides high-quality training led by local arts professionals and business leaders at the intersection of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This course helps local artists forge connections with other arts entrepreneurs and learn in a welcoming, supportive environment.

Session Topics Include:

● Tools for Business Creation

● Discovering Your Brand

● Growing Your Arts Business

● Creating a Business Plan

● Marketing & Communications

● Grants & Awards

"Arts Business Academy serves as a vital platform for bridging the gap between artistic passion and entrepreneurial success, offering artists the essential tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of developing their own arts business. Through the sessions, ABA empowers creatives to cultivate sustainable careers, driving economic growth and cultural vibrancy within the St. Petersburg community."

- Karalyn Sammetinger Community Advancement Manager, SPAA

The cost for the series is $199 per person for six interactive online class sessions. Scholarships are available at

Sessions meet Wednesdays on Zoom from 6:30pm-8pm, starting May 22. For more information and to register, please visit

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization for the arts - advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. 

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