BridgeLab is PNCA's new entrepreneurial resource and development program for creative people. We offer right-brain thinkers like you education and support in business essentials from budgeting and contracts to marketing and taxes. With programs for students, alumni, and the greater community of artists, designers, and makers, we help you thrive as a creative professional at every stage in your career. For more information visit us on Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

BridgeLab Lessons

Bite-sized workshops in business basics to support your life of professional creative practice.

  • LEARN relevant, essential entrepreneurial skills for a sustainable creative career.

One-on-One Advising for Students & Alums

Private, customized mentorship and advising meetings throughout your collegiate and professional careers.

  • FOCUS your vision and goals as a creative professional.
  • CONNECT to the right people and resources to build your own network.
  • ACCELERATE your ideas, projects, or creative career pathways.

BridgeLab Fireside Forums

Share in the stories of successful creative entrepreneurs, alumni and special guests with brief and intimate interviews followed by an open conversation with our audience. Free and open to the public.

  • NETWORK with working creative professionals, local entrepreneurs, and experts in a comfortable and stimulating space.

Creative Professional Resources


Fine Art



Selling Work Online

Creative Small Business


Apr 23 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fine Art Grads: Taking the Next Step

7 Steps to a Successful Career in the Arts:

  1. How to Make Money

2 Sell Your Talent
3. Sell Your Art
4. Build and Keep a Client Base
5. Build Community
6. Know Your Rights
7. How to Strategically Network

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design , BridgeLab, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97209

May 13 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Running a Solo Creative Business

Learn what it takes to be a creative entrepreneur with Jackie Peterson, Solo-preneur, strategic advisor with the Small Business Development Center, keynote speaker, and succsessful author of ‘Better, Smarter, Richer: 7 Business Principles for Solo and Creative Entrepreneurs’.

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design , BridgeLab, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97209

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