The Business of Art

In an evolving artistic world, many artists don’t realize the importance of incorporating entrepreneurial skills into their craft. A balance of creative vision and business savvy is essential to any artist’s success in today’s industry. In an effort to further explore the topic of business and entrepreneurship in art, Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) created the Business of Art. The program geared toward alumni but open to students and the community was kicked off with an inaugural event in 2014 at Elaine L. Jacob Gallery and the Schaver Music Recital Hall both located in the historic Old Main Building. We followed that with another larger panel event in 2015.

Let's keep the conversation going! Visit this page often for information about upcoming events and resources you can use. Enjoy selected snapshots from past Business of Art events in our WSU Flickr album. Watch videos from selected past BoA events on our media page. And follow @WSUBusiness_Art on Twitter. Contact Director of Major Gifts, Laura Orme, at and 313-577-5336.