Each year, hundreds of thousands of aspiring creatives will have to face the stigma of the starving artist. Unfortunately, most pressure will come from family, friends, and peers. Many will go decades of being ushered by society into life-altering decisions that they otherwise don’t want to make.

While some will get lucky and find a job that makes use of their creative skills, many will opt for more traditional career paths. The perplexity of “making it” will be all too great.

But in a world that is more connected and more democratized than ever, we all know that it has never been more accessible to make a living as a creative.

As a successful creative, you’re no stranger to the common blunders, career mistakes, and lessons that are required to sustain a career in the industry. You’re deeply aware of the skills that are necessary to create lasting and meaningful work. You’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, but stay curious to the unknown limits of creativity.

Imagine if you knew what you know now when you were 18?

One of the most important jobs that we all have is to help the next generation of creatives not shy away from following their calling. By sharing from our stories, our experiences, and our lessons, we can help the next generation of creatives face less stigmatized lives as artists.

But as this is no simple undertaking, nor should the efforts behind it be. That’s why we took everything that we’ve learned in over 40 years of working in the creative industry, the best practices in education and behavior analysis, and the expertise of professional educators to create a comprehensive education program for creatives. It’s called Artist to Entrepreneur and it’s our plan to eradicate the stigma of the starving artist.

Here’s why Artist to Entrepreneur is so unique:


We’ve developed our program using the best practices of accelerated learning and Applied Behavior Analysis. Our course developers have designed an approach to developing educational content that is focused on skills rather than knowledge. At the end of the day, students need to be able to do the things that will advance their career, not answer the right answers on a test. We focus on skills and behaviors, not rote memorization or recall.

We further focus on the specific skills that will allow the student to sustain a career over a long period of time. This content includes:

  • How to Create, Plan, and Execute Projects Using Project Management Software

  • Best Strategies for Personal Finance and Budgeting

  • How to Start, Stop, or Change Behaviors and Habits

  • How to Create and Execute a Marketing Plan for Any Product or Idea

  • How to Manage Your Time and Design a Self-Tailored Creative Process

Students of Artist to Entrepreneur are immersed directly into their communities through hands-on learning. Through the use of Community Learning Centers, small businesses and established organizations can become the classroom for students.

Artist to Entrepreneur is a digital learning community of aspiring creatives and accomplished artists. As the quantity of course instructors grow over time, the quality of the curriculum improves exponentially. Each curriculum source (you) adds a unique feature to the learning experience. Not to mention, each students gets a more rich experience as the variety of instruction increases.

As a Digital Course Mentor, our course developers will work directly with you to develop your own curriculum based on your technical skills, life lessons, and professional experiences.

Once your curriculum is complete, you’ll be able to use and license your curriculum however you want. Some potential uses of your curriculum are:

  • Guest speaking

  • Book writing

  • Corporate workshops

  • Online content

  • Creative programming

Additionally, thChrch will connect you to the Artist to Entrepreneur faculty as a Digital Course Mentor.

As a Digital Course Mentor, you’ll be connected to our pool of students who are taking the Artist to Entrepreneur course. Using a Teaching and Learning Profile, students will be matched to you based on their goals, creative experience, and entrepreneurial plans.

As a Digital Course Mentor, you set an hourly rate that makes sense for you and you only teach as few or as many students as you’d like (or none at all).


To learn more about the curriculum writing process, submit the form below and our education director will be in touch with you directly.

We look forward to making you part of the Artist to Entrepreneur community.

To learn more about the curriculum writing process, submit the form below and our education director will be in touch with you directly.

We look forward to making you part of the Artist to Entrepreneur community.

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