Business of Craft Course


The Objective: PEI artisans and craftspeople require the tools, skills and knowledge to start, operate and grow a cultural business. This course would equip self-employed cultural entrepreneurs with this skill set. The Business of Craft will allow more artisans to succeed and to earn a living at their craft. This course curriculum is based on the Cultural Human Resource Council’s course content, The Art of Managing Your Career. It has been successfully offered in the past with 32 graduating students.

Where and When: The PEICC is offering this 6 week course to anyone interested in improving their business or starting a new craft business. The course will be run in Charlottetown, in the PEICC classroom/office at 138 Great George Street, 2nd Floor (alternate location – Royalty Centre, Charlottetown). The course will accommodate a maximum of 10 participants to ensure an optimum student to teacher ratio, and to allow for maximum interaction with other students.

The course will run on in 2017 on a date TO BE ANNOUNCED.  The cost will be $200 (plus HST) per student. Pre-registration is required and can be done below, or by calling the office at 902-892-5152.

Topics include:
• Who is a Craftsperson? Do you have what it takes?
• Craft Studio Business Structures
• Fine Craft Venues & Markets
• Business Plans
• Finding Your Market
• Pricing your work & Competition
• Branding
• Networking
• Self-employment and Finances 101
• You & the Law
• Using Social Media
• Panel with Guest speakers

Payment of $228 course fee will be accepted at the first class. Cash, Cheque, Visa, MC acceptable.