Want help managing your arts business, project, or creative enterprise? Providing arts business advice has been a cornerstone of Shunpike’s services for independent artists and art groups since the organization was established in 2001. Whether you have questions about the relative benefit of different organizational structures, or want to learn more about fundraising, marketing, board development, money management, or event planning – Shunpike is a reliable, practical, and affordable resource. Shunpike offers two entry points for accessing arts business advice from seasoned arts professionals.

Arts Business Clinics

Shunpike’s Arts Business Clinics invite professionals in the field to present on arts business topics from marketing and branding, to event fundraising, to strategic planning. This is a great way to gain valuable information and ask questions that are specific to your goals.

Clinics are FREE (with donations welcome) and open to the public. Registration required.

Next Arts Business Clinic:

Individual Fundraising 101 with Josef Krebs

April 28th from 2:00-3:45 PM PDT


Arts Business Dates

Arts Business Dates give you the opportunity to consult with one of Shunpike’s Arts Advisors, in a mutually convenient location, and a mutually convenient time. On your ‘date’ you have the opportunity to discuss your arts business challenges with an experienced arts professional and ask questions specific to your arts project or creative enterprise. Each date gets you a dedicated 30 minutes from your allocated advisor.

In return you pay $20, non-refundable, booking fee (payable to Shunpike), and agree to buy a hot drink for your advisors (maybe even a cookie!). To book your Arts Business Date email