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.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF)'s BIG BAD BUSINESS SERIES is a free entrepreneur and mentoring program that gives 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!


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For more resources on growing your business, contact us!

Chamber of Commerce

Allen Kurr
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Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Meghan Gallagher
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Upcoming Events: (click for full calendar)

Monday September 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner
Monday September 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginner Sewing
Monday September 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Beginning Acting
Monday September 25, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
A Gentle Introduction to Watercolor for New & Returning Participants
Tuesday September 26, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Watercolor Class with Janet Barnes
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