Application Opens

 March 1, 2016


Program Info Session

March 10, 2016 (2PM-4PM)


Application Deadline EXTENDED

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016 (11:59PM)

The Business of Art 

Nia Centre Alumni Exclusive Program

Nia Centre for the Arts, Design Cofounders and St. Stephen's Community House's Employment & Training Centre is proud to present the newest Creative Connect programming for early-career artists, The Business of Art (BOA) program.


The Business of Art is a professional development program for early career artists (18-29 years old) seeking professional development training and placement opportunities within creative industries. BOA combines in-class education with on the job training in the form of paid internships. This program focuses on building the skills that employers are looking for; teaching business readiness skills, portfolio development, workplace soft skills and pre-employment training.


Trainings and work placements are paid. 




  • be an early career artist between the age of 18-29 years old

  • be out of school and out of work (less than 24hrs/week of work or school)

  • commit to actively participating in all 10 classes, Monday - Friday 10AM - 5PM 

  • seeking workplace placement in a creative position related to existing skills and talent

  • be an alum of Nia Centre programming (i.e. graduated from a multi-day program or attended at least two 1-day programs such as 'Masters @ Work' or 'Lunch N Learn')

  • be an AVNU collaborative student (ie. attended at least two 1-day programs from any of the programming partners)






Program Dates

April 11 - 22, 2016 (10AM - 5PM)


Workplace Placements

Begins early May






To learn more about the BOA, RSVP to our Info Session here.


If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us



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