Art Business Incubator Program

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation is pleased to introduce the art business incubator program. The South Padre Island Art Business Incubator is an organization dedicated to giving both new art businesses and existing art businesses support to establish and sustain themselves in the South Padre Island economy. The mission of the Art Business Incubator is to enhance destination development that attracts visitors both on and off-season.

2-D and 3-D artists (Including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry making, fabric art, and graphic design).

Possess experience in creating and marketing their art, formal training in a field of art, and/or professional art-related work experience.

Intention of contributing to the art scene and/or establishing a financially viable art-related business concept on South Padre Island after the program.

Free studio workspace

An initial supplies stipend of $1,000.

A monthly stipend of $200

$700 scholarship to the Kauffman Fast Trac Business Training Program. 

Gallery display space in the Art Business Incubator Hub to be located in a Padre Blvd. storefront, in the heart of the entertainment district.

Access to shared office space, Wi-Fi, and technology equipment to create and manage portfolios, communicate with the artistic community and develop marketing campaigns.

POS system of online sales

Full time clerical help at the ABI location for scheduling, shipping, and sales support.

On-going business training and mentoring to assist in developing the art-related business and inhabiting the virtual landscape for branding, sales, and marketing.

Special event hosting services and marketing across many platforms through the ABI, SPI CVB, and EDC.

Opportunity to sell artwork in the ABISPI gallery after completion of the program.

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