CATAPULT 2.0 Call for applications: see posting here

You are invited to join ArtsLink NB in celebrating the latest graduates of CATAPULT 2.0 Arts Accelerator.

Meet the artists, hear about their work and business ideas, and partake in good food from Chess Piece Pâtisserie.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, RBC Learning Centre
703 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB

Please RSVP to Sarah Jones:


WORKSHOP: 5 Business Tips for Artists

Essential strategies for the entrepreneurially-minded artist (or those seeking to become so!), including ideas on self-promotion, finding useful tools and keeping smart records.

Workshops are free! Space is limited. Register: contact Sarah Jones, 506.608.3008



Dates and Locations

Saint Andrews: Friday, August 11, 4:30-5 p.m. (mini-version!) Sunbury Shores [139 Water Street]

Saint John: Sunday, August 13, 2-3 p.m. (part of the Quality Block Party) Port City Royal [45 Grannan Street]

Fredericton: Tuesday, August 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Charlotte Street Arts Centre [732 Charlotte Street]

Sussex: Wednesday, August 23, 6-7:30 p.m. AX Arts Centre [12 Maple Avenue]

Sackville: Thursday, August 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Sackville Commons Co-op [64 Main Street]

catapult_logoyellowArtsLink NB successfully designed and delivered an Arts & Culture Accelerator as a one-year pilot project in 2014-2015. Branded as Catapult Arts Accelerator, the program provided a select group of arts entrepreneurs with the tools, training and mentorship they needed to design business plans to scale their businesses, bring their products to market, and attract new audiences, investors, and partners.

Key tools included artist talks, mentorship matching, the business model canvas, and value-based financial planning. The programming enabled participants to accelerate the process of building sustainable business models, in particular sustainable financial plans.

Through this initiative, ArtsLink NB sought to expand the creative sector’s human resources competencies by empowering artists to more successfully commercialize their products and manage the business side of their practices. The program sought to address the serious issues of underemployment and underpay in the sector, as well as the risk of artists and cultural entrepreneurs abandoning careers in the sector. Encouraged by current trends in creative industries, which are a large and growing segment of the economy in Canada and beyond,

ArtsLink NB developed the Catapult Arts Accelerator as a way to improve the below-average incomes and overall commercial success rates of New Brunswick artists and culture-sector entrepreneurs.


Cohort 1: February – April 2015, Saint John; Demo Day presentations

Cohort 2: July – August 2015, Fredericton; Demo Day presentations

Fall 2017: See call

Winter 2018: TBA