The Arts Incubator is a program that includes a variety of workshops, peer learning sessions, and networking events to help you grow local artists' and entrepreneurs' arts business.

New for 2017!

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) are pleased to announce the kick off of the BIG BAD BUSINESS SERIES. This free entrepreneur and mentoring program will give North Mississippi artists, business owners, inventors, and startup enthusiasts an opportunity to develop an idea into their own sustainable small business. Through monthly workshops and breakout sessions, participants will learn from some of the region's most successful business executives, innovate with local artists, and receive business coaching from local development experts. Whether manufacturing a prototype, developing a creative arts business, or starting a tech business, this program will connect you with the resources to turn your idea into an industry! Attend 3 free events for a pass to attend 1 paid event!


Upcoming events include:

February 27th: Business Path: Chamber and MDA Talk at the Edison at 5:30 pm. Register here!

February 27th: Creative Path: Oxford Artists' Retreat at 6 pm at the Powerhouse. Learn about how to navigate retail opportunities with Sheila Urevbo of Artist Village and Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick of Amelia's. Also learn about the Plein Air Painters. Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: FREE.  Register here.