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Art+Business: Developing sustainability in the Creative Sphere

June 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

How can artists deal with real struggles when building a sustainable career? What is needed, and what resources are available to them?

Artists and creatives face unique challenges in building sustainable business models. However, through the right knowledge, design thinking, connections and collaboration they can.

In Zagreb (Jabukovac 37, 10 000 Zagreb) on the 15th of June, with a whole day workshops and events, we will be inviting artists to explore important issues and the sustainable career options which exist.

Starting from the educational gaps and real struggles, we will look at what is needed to build a career as and artist and dive into the support systems, services, and opportunities that artists can access and benefit from.

Bringing together artists, entrepreneurs, gallerists, arts professionals, the academic community, representatives of relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations, and various stakeholders, the event ‘Business+Art: Developing sustainability in the Creative Sphere’ represents the final event of a one-year collaboration between BIZkoshnica Coworking, a creative hub based in Zagreb, and The Artist and the Others.

In the morning, Petra Ravlić and Teo Drempetić Čonkić will lead an interactive design thinking workshop. The workshop aims to explore how to create sustainable careers in the art industry, identify the necessary support system for artists and entrepreneurs, and encourage mutual cooperation in finding innovative solutions.

In the afternoon, The Artist and the Others will give a workshop on how to build a sustainable career in the arts, sharing their experience and providing guidance to artists.

In the evening, local artists will have the opportunity to present their works at a special exhibition and network through a speed date event. This will be an opportunity for those present to discover new talent, get to know each other and connect to artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, gallery owners and representatives of relevant organisations.



10:00-14:00. ‘Design Thinking Workshop: Co-creating innovative solutions in the Art Space’ by Petra Ravlić i Teo Drempetic Čonkić

15:30-17:00. ‘Sustainable Career in Art: How to develop your career’ by The Artist and the Others

17:00-20:00. Exhibition and Professional Speed Date Event

Join us!

This is a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with peers, make useful contacts and potentially lay the foundations for new opportunities and projects.


TWIN HUBS: Exchange Programme

BIZkoshnica Coworking and The Artist and the Others are paired as part of the TWIN HUBS Exchange Programme, launched by Creative FLIP, aimed at engaging peers from creative hubs across Europe for the establishment of sustainable and long-term partnerships.

TWIN HUBS is a blended mobility peer-to-peer programme for hubs based on the “sister cities” model. It foresees a matching of two hubs who commit to a one-year long cooperation and exchange programme, involving blended mobility – with a combination of online meetings, community exchange, and a classic P2P exchange programme between hub members.

Find out more about this collaboration.



June 15, 2023
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Jabukovac 37, 10 000 Zagreb
Jabukovac 37
Zagreb, 10000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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