Learn & Earn Program

THE BIG IDEA: Teach business skills to young artists and give them opportunities to sell

Our first program teaches talented young artists business, career and life skills as they prepare to sell their work at a fine art fair in Detroit.  This program is focused on Detroit area emerging artists who are in high school, and also is open to Detroit area artists ages 18 to 21 who are not in college full-time.

Artists from Detroit and the suburbs attend workshops on pricing, promotion, preparing for an event, talking about their art and more. They learn to protect their work by understanding copyright and intellectual property law. They receive e-letters with tips and ideas, mentoring and opportunities to show and pop up with Mint. If they attend and participate in our workshops and mentoring, they are ready for the Palmer Park Art Fair or Belle Isle Art Fair or the Ann Arbor Holiday Art Fair.

Artists interested in joining Mint Learn and Earn must submit an online application with examples of their best work. Share your work, your volunteer work and your passion for selling work. Deadline to apply is Feb. 15.


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