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August Session of Artist Entrepreneur to be Delivered Virtually


The Artist Entrepreneur program is going virtual. 

Given the ongoing uncertainty and safety concerns around COVID-19, CMI has determined that moving our annual August/September AE session online is the right course of action for the artists we serve, the CMI team, program partners and our community. 

Rather than cancelling this session, we’re challenging ourselves to innovate and create a meaningful and impactful online program experience. While it’s a new approach, the high standards of professional development and customized mentorship that CMI is known for will not be compromised.  


So What’s It Going To Look Like? 

Session Runs:             Aug. 4 to Sept. 25, 2020 

Program Days:          Tues.-Fri. 

Program Hours:        10am-4pm 

On Screen Time:        10am-12pm (daily) 

Program Fee:             $500 + HST 

Applications Due:      July 5, 2020 (midnight) 


The online version of Artist Entrepreneur will blend entrepreneurial and creative development through group discussions with CMI mentors, conversations with industry guests, individual and small-group workshops, peer-to-peer collaborations and as much access to one-on-one mentorship as time permits, just like CMI’s regular programs. 

Days will start on screen from 10am-12pm with group discussions and/or visits from music industry experts. The afternoon hours (12pm-4pm) will be a mix of self-directed work time to apply concepts introduced in the mornings and pre-scheduled one-on-one check-in meetings with CMI mentors. Spontaneous one-on-one meetings for customized assistance related to any immediate individual priorities can also be requested and will be scheduled. 

The goal of AE remains unchanged: To empower artists to systematically develop their businesses and careers in order to meet their visions of success with the trusted coaching and support of CMI.  

As with all CMI programs, artists completing Artist Entrepreneur have the option to access ongoing mentorship at no additional cost and with no expiry date.  CMI recognizes that careers are built over years of sustained effort and commitment, not in a few weeks. As we’ve demonstrated since day-one, CMI is prepared to put in the time and work.


Space is limited so apply today!  

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