2019 Art Business Ideas Competition now accepting entries

February 05, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Arts Business Ideas Competition.

In its fourth year, the competition is the College of Arts and Architecture’s annual showcase of arts entrepreneurship that asks students to present an arts-based business plan that could earn entrants up to $5,000 to develop the concept.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any major and any Penn State campus. The only requirement is that the business concept is arts-based. Free-lance, non-profit, for-profit, hybrid and small or large-scale ideas are welcome.

First-round entries are due on Feb. 25 and finalists will be announced on March 18. The final round, which is open to the public, will be held on April 2, in room 16 of the Borland Building on the University Park campus, with time to be determined.

During the final round, the four finalists will make a 15- minute presentation to a panel of judges and the winners will be announced on April 4 (time to be determined) at the Pegula Ice Arena. First-place will receive $5,000, second-place will receive $2,500, third-place will receive $1,500 and fourth-place will receive $1,000.

Interested students can visit the competition guidelines web page for contest instructions. All questions and entries can be submitted to Jonathan Gangi, assistant professor of music and arts entrepreneurship, at jjg27@psu.edu.

Last Updated February 13, 2019