Flywheel Creative Economy Incubator
A twist on our classic program, Business Volunteers for the Arts, the Flywheel Incubator offers Sacramento’s most talented creative start-ups the resources, framework, and exposure needed to take them to the next level. In it’s first year, the new program accepted 10 entities composed of non-profits, culture organizations, individual artists, artist groups and creative industry businesses. From June 2012 – June 2013, $160,000+ of in-kind services, facilities and training were provided to the residents. Five entities will be accepted for the 2013-2014 term. Benefits offered to participants included but were not limited to: strategic plans, shared workspace, personalized mentors, interns, consultants, administrative support, business development services and many of the marketing, strategy, financial, legal and communication tools to become independent and self-sufficient creative operations.
Business Volunteers for the Arts
The Council creates relationships between the arts and the private sector with Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA), a nation wide nonprofit program of Americans for the Arts. BVA Volunteers are able to give back to the community, build their resumes and work in a creative environment by consulting on short term probono projects. Artists and arts organizations have strong operational support and expertise at their fingertips, which means more people get to experience the arts – leading our community to be more connected, expressive and engaged.
Prelude to the Season
Annual awards celebration honoring those who impact our region’s art and culture.
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