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Arts Entrepreneurship Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 9:15 PM at the Canady Creative Arts Center

performances – exhibits – lectures – pitch competition


The Arts Entrepreneurship Festival, presented by WVU College of Creative Arts (CCA), is a daylong, multifaceted, annual event consisting of artistic performances and exhibits by the three CCA schools – School of Music, School of Theatre & Dance, and School of Art & Design, educational presentations by the CCA faculty, and arts venture pitch competition for students.

The pitch competition prizes are: $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.

Files and Competition Application

Download the 2022 Arts Venture Pitch Competition Handbook (PDF)

Download the Arts Entrepreneurship Festival Schedule (PDF)

The application for the arts venture pitch competition is now closed. 


Ticketing Information

All of the performance and lecture/presentation events listed in the program schedule booklet (3 daytime performances, 4 daytime lectures/presentations, 1 evening finale program) require free tickets (visual arts exhibits do not require tickets).

Each event is listed at the festival's Eventbrite site (link below) and is ticketed separately, so individuals should register for each event they want to attend. Once they register there for each event they want to attend, they will get an automated email for each of those with a PDF ticket attached to that email. They should either print that PDF or keep it on their phone and should present it to the ushers when they enter each event.

Get your ticket to the Arts Entrepreneurship Festival


2022 Schedule at a Glance

10/22/22

Music  

Dance  

Theatre  

Visual Arts  

Performances  

2:30–3:15 Bloch* 

8:00-9:00 Davis*   

1:00–1:45 Davis    

8:00-9:00 Davis 

4:00-4:45 Davis  

8:00-9:00 Davis 

N/A  

Exhibits  

N/A  

N/A  

N/A  

1:00 – 7:00 

Blaney Lobby, Mesaros Galleries, Art Museum  

Lectures  

3:45-4:45 Bloch  

2:15-3:15 Davis 

5:00-6:00 Davis 

5:00-6:00 MEC* 

Pitch Competition  

7:00-7:45 / 9:00-9:15 

Live Pitch / Awards 

Davis  

7:00-7:45 / 9:00-9:15 

Live Pitch / Awards 

Davis  

7:00-7:45 / 9:00-9:15 

Live Pitch / Awards 

Davis  

7:00-7:45 / 9:00-9:15 

Live Pitch / Awards 

Davis  


Key

*MEC - Museum Education Center at Art Museum of WVU
Bloch - Bloch Hall
Davis - Gladys G. Davis Theatre