Filmmakers must know how to maximize limited resources, sell their ideas to funders and ultimately convince an audience to join them on a storytelling journey. In short, they have to be entrepreneurs. The DFP wants to ensure that its students can combine these creative entrepreneurial skills with the business acumen needed to support a sustainable career in the arts.
Its all about how to build ideas around the art, build companies around the art that you are creating to provide a long-term income so you can continue to do your art.
-Pat Dickson, DFP Affiliate Faculty and President of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurs
Workshops and courses offered provide our students with the knowledge and skills to assess an opportunity, conduct a competitive analysis, and develop a business model for a creative arts business.