Igniting the Economy: NSCAD Creative Entrepreneurship Lab Launch

Through the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab, NSCAD is stepping up as an established cultural leader to foster a business environment in which artists, designers and makers can thrive. E-commerce and the ecosystem for digital infrastructure present the optimal setting for creative entrepreneurs, particularly from rural locations, to significantly increase their exposure and access to new markets with minimum costs. This interconnection between creativity, art, and technology presents new opportunities for collaboration and new network formation and eventually clusters

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
Andy Warhol

Opportunities for Founding Partners: Get involved!

Advisory Board (by invitation) – The CEL’s advisory board includes senior policy makers, corporate lawyers, venture capital managing partners, and national business development leaders.

CEL Founding Partners can engage with program participants as Mentors. Invite members of your team to share their experience and learnings with aspiring entrepreneurs.

Present workshops on specific topics to CEL participants (digital and/or in person) about business experience or learnings in a specific area. Build awareness of your business sector and show how creativity contributes to your success.

Access the the next generation of creators, builders, designers, artists and makers. This is a talent pipeline of potential employees and partners.

Become a NSCAD CEL Founding Partner: Invest in the Future of the NS Culture Community

LEVEL Tax Receipt Mentor Program
CEL Advisory
<$500 Champion *
$500 Mentor * * * Digital only
$1,000 Thought-leader * * * *
$2,500 Accelerator * * * * *
$5,000 Visionary * * * * * *
$10,000 Angel * * * * * * *

NSCAD is Nova Scotia’s university for creative careers, art and research. It is committed to collectively leveraging its unique strengths and resources to advance the economic, social and cultural well-being of all Nova Scotians, both long-standing and newcomers.


For more information about supporting NSCAD’s CEL, contact:
Kara Holm, Advancement Director / 902-444-7215

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