The virtual program, open to 30 participants, connects practicing artists, creator/makers, social entrepreneurs and storytellers who are rurally and remotely situated. If you are looking for inspiration, guidance and meaningful connections to build your creative enterprise, this program is for you!

What to expect:

+ Three months of focused coaching, mentorship and industry connections

+ A bursary to cover the cost of participation

+ Access to curated creative entrepreneurship programming, including a 12-month membership to ADL and to the CCRC

+ Optional credits to use at Launchpad studio spaces and premium programming

+ An opportunity to participate as a cohort in the Rural Talks to Rural conference, hosted by the CCRC in November 2022


If you are...

  • A rurally-situated artist,
  • Creator/maker
  • Creative Entrepreneur,
  • Storyteller
  • Seeking inspiration, guidance and meaningful connections to take your creative enterprise to the next level…

Then apply today!


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Due to the overwhelming response, successful applicants will now be notified by January 7th, 2022. The program begins January 17th, 2022.
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Application Deadline:

Monday, December 6th, 2021 12PM EST.

Still have questions? Please contact: tonakoya(at)