Creative Entrepreneur Capital Summit

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Creative Entrepreneur Capital Summit

Creative economy, Art & Culture Enthusiasts, Social Entrepreneurs, and Nonprofits gather to learn about nontraditional funding streams.

By Social Art and Culture

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, September 14 · 9:30am - 4pm EDT


Busboys and Poets 450K 450 K Street Northwest Davis Room Washington, DC 20001

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Creative Economy 2030

Creative Economy 2030: Conversation And Outlook On “The Disrupted Rise Of The Creative Economy Has Negative Impacts On The Delivery Of The 2030 Agenda”. Panelist: Dr. Ron Williams, President Urban Ma...

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Creative Tech: AI + Web 3.0 + the Metaverse

Panelist Bianca Jackson, Pulitzer Prize Winner, USA Today's The WallVR, + Metaverse Consultant Dayna Cooper, Esquire and CEO, Cooper Legal Solutions Moderator: Karen Baker, Board President, Social Ar...

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

CCES Lunch

Lunch will be provided within your registration fee.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Funding Disruption

As mainstream funds focus their time and dollars on serving traditional founders, they’re ignoring those in marginalized. These are founders who don’t match the pattern, who are so used to hustling w...

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Demystifying Grants

Panel with DC, MD, and VA Government and National NGO Arts Organization Panelist: Aaron Myers, Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Regional Program Director, Cultural Resour...

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Fireside Chat: Creative Empowerment

Kiki Somerville, Founder, The Fearless Artist and Amy Saidman, Founder, Story District

About this event

What is a creative entreprenuer? Creative entrepreneurs found businesses and nonprofits that aim to improve artistic and creative industries and communities. Whether self-employed or running a business where you have clients who pay for your creative talents, whether in the form of a service or a product, then you can call yourself a creative entrepreneur. But let's talk about investment, innovation and empowerment for you!

Join Social Art and Culture and We Act Radio during Financial Literacy and Diversity Month, alongside our equity partners Arts Administrators of Color Network and aSHE Fund, as the 2023 Creative Entrepreneur Summit will resume with 75 creative entrepreneurs from DC, MD, and VA learning how to combine their visions for creating change through meaningful societal impact using venture capital concepts. Doing great things to create a better world in entrepreneurship and finance should not be mutually exclusive.

Participating organizations include Urban Manufacturing Alliance, Interledger Foundation and Grant for the Web, DC Green Bank, Mokja Ventures, BrickRose Exchange, The Fearless Artist, Mid Atlantic Arts, Office the Arts | City of Alexandria, Commission on the Arts and Humanities with more to come.


Doors Open 9:30 AM with Continental Breakfast Provided

Lunch will be provided.

About the organizer

Social Art and Culture has existed since 2009 as a small arts organization with a strong foundation in the community and the art scene. Located in Anacostia SE, DC, we have been able to sustain programs with a supportive board, loyal and consistent strategic partners, and external funding in arts education and art-integrated learning. Social Art and Culture (SAAC) - is a 501c (3) whose mission is to use the power of the arts to educate and advance unserved and underserviced communities. SAAC's vision is to create an aperture for socially responsible artisans that collectively collaborate and participate in programs designed to reach neglected communities.