This week the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will hold two special events to spark new ideas on creativity and entrepreneurship in the one and only Bushwick. Based in DUMBO, BAC is Brooklyn’s “leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and arts groups of all kinds, and presenting art across the borough.” With projects ranging from arts consultancy, arts in education and creative coalitions, plus the BAC Gallery at 111 Front Street, this group keeps the accessible art flow going amid the borough’s fast-growing community development.

Seminar: Becoming a Creative Entrepreneur @ Cypress Hills Library – Tuesday, November 18 (6-7:30 PM)

1197 Sutter Avenue (between Fountain Ave. and Crystal St.) Brooklyn, NY 11208

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Arts Council

Late on your library book return? Bring it with you on Tuesday and sit in on BAC’s Becoming a Creative Entrepreneur—a 1.5 hour seminar designed to help shift the mindset of the artist from one who sees themself as a creative person to one who can shine as a Creative  Entrepreneur. Take more ownership with your art sparkle and become a sole proprietor or business owner in the creative industry. Key topics will include branding and business management tips, as well as Q&A with dancer and financial literacy guru, Tricia Taitt.

RSVP here.

Panel Discussion: Working Together For a Stronger Bushwick @ The Living Gallery – Wednesday, November 19 (6:30-9 PM)

1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Photo courtesy of The Living Gallery

Your favorite place to catch a live performance or drink & draw—The Living Gallery—will host the Working Together For a Stronger Bushwick panel discussion on Wednesday evening. Join neighborhood artists, small business owners and community organizers to discuss tactics for working together to support and beautify the neighborhood. Collaboration of business and art—this and more, plus light refreshments from Bloom Cafe will make up this lively community convo.

RSVP here.

These might be just what you need to focus your creative energy and tap into your inner entrepreneur, oh and don’t forget about Bushwick Entrepreneurs Club! They meet every last Monday of the month for a happy hour and open forum, as well as quarterly for workshops. On November 24 they’ll meet at Sunrise, Sunset if you’d like to join. You can also sign up for the BEC newsletter to find out what they’re up to and where the next meeting will be!