THE BIG IDEA

Teach business skills to young artists and give them opportunities to sell.

Our first initiative teaches talented teen artists business basics as they prepare to sell their work at a fine art fair in Detroit. They attend workshops for four months where professional artists and other experts share stories, insights and advice on preparing, pricing and promoting their creative work. They learn to protect it using copyright and intellectual property laws – and frames or wraps. They receive e-letters with more tips and ideas, mentoring and coaching. By early May, they are ready for the Palmer Park Art Fair.

Teens may apply online to be considered for Learn & Earn. Application deadlines are in August or mid January.