Art Business Incubator Program

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation is pleased to introduce a new 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.


  • All 2-D and 3-D artists (including painting, sculpture, photography, film, jewelry making, fabric art, graphic design and technology-based art).
  • Possess experience in creating or marketing their art.
  • The selection process will be evaluated by professionals in arts education or business

Artists accepted into the SPI Business Incubator Program will receive the following BENEFITS:

  • 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 (optional)
  • 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.

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