South Carolina Arts Commission

Artist Entrepreneur Incubator

Make a living with your art form.

The Artist Entrepreneur Incubator (AEI) is a series of monthly discipline-based interactive workshops for artists who are interested in transitioning their craft into a business.

Workshops are led by artists of all disciplines, arts consultants, and educators.  Workshops include information on basic business, licensing, marketing, contracts, and identifying resources for support and sustainability.

A partnership

One Columbia logoThe AEI is a virtual series is a collaboration between the SCAC and One Columbia for Arts & Culture available to artists across disciplines who live and work throughout South Carolina… not just Columbia.

One Columbia for Arts and Culture is a non-profit organization working to promote collaboration among citizens, the cultural community, and city government through celebrations of Columbia’s arts and historic treasures. Its goal is to enhance the quality of life for all residents, attract tourism to Columbia, and further build a vibrant and equitable cultural community. Learn more on

Registration fees

Each workshop costs $10 per artist to attend virtually. However, artists who are teaching artists, have received individual artist grants from the SCAC (e.g. Emerging Artist, Fellowships, etc.) at any point, and/or are currently included in the S.C. Arts Directory may attend free of charge.

FY22 Series

The workshops below were included in the FY22 series. The SCAC is excited to serve #SCartists with all-new programming in FY23, coming in October 2022!


If you are seeking more program information, please contact Artist Development Director Ce Scott-Fitts ( | 803.734.8203).