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Dallas Startup Week

The presence and expression of the arts is the heartbeat of any great city. This year Art House Dallas is curating the Art/Music track for Dallas Startup Week. We will be hosting six events for all types of creatives in Downtown Dallas including a keynote address on the need for artists to think like entrepreneurs by Jim Hart the Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and pouring knowledge and resources into the vast array of creative professionals is an essential need for any city to maintain its life and vibrancy. 

This free track will be offered April 2nd – April 6th and features subject matter on the importance of creative community, the science of freelance visual art, the current state of music business in our city and independent filmmaking in the Dallas area. Join us as we sit down with thought leaders and influencers across various channels of art and music to discuss ways we can form, launch, and grow a sustainable artistic community and infrastructure in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

REGISTER Free for Dallas Startup Week

To register for Dallas Startup week follow the steps on Eventbrite. After registration, the page will automatically re-direct to Sched where you can select elements from the schedule you would like to attend.


The Artist Entrepreneur Keynote | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Today’s artist’s have to master their craft and think like entrepreneurs this keynote focuses on understanding who you are as an artist, developing the audience you want, and the brand you need.


Cultivating Creative Community Panel Discussion | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Focusing on the importance of supporting and growing a community of creatives for the individual artist as well as the city. 

Art House Exchange Community Event | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Exchange is Art House Dallas’ semi-monthly pub gathering, providing active creators an opportunity for collaboration and discussion.


Rise of the Freelance Artist Panel Discussion | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Freelancing continues to rise nationally and locally. Come hear top Dallas designers talk about the growing opportunities for visual artists in the digital age. 

Building a Music City Panel Discussion | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm All music cities have a music business infrastructure. This panel discussion will consider what is happening in Dallas to build a sustainable music industry.

Shoot That Here Panel Discussion | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join Dallas based filmmakers as they talk about the future of film in Dallas and keys to success for indie filmmakers.

Earlier Event: January 1
Da Vinci's Easel Monthly Painters Group
Later Event: May 4
Visual Showcase