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On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator

About the Program

On-Ramp is an accelerator for Indiana creative entrepreneurs built for artists who are looking to rev up their business thinking, whether they are starting something new, looking to deepen their business understanding or at a professional crossroads. On-Ramp gives participants new connections, a plan, coaching, and access to special funds to make it happen.

Measuring Success


Over an intensive three-day course, On-Ramp covers ten key areas of entrepreneurship and finance using course instructor Elaine Grogan Luttrull’s Creative Entrepreneur Canvas framework.

  1. Defining value
  2. Planning for uncertainty
  3. Identifying customers
  4. Communications with customers
  5. Identifying allies and partners
  6. Communicating with allies and partners
  7. Identifying key resources
  8. Protecting assets and creativity
  9. Managing expenses
  10. Generating Revenue

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What Alumni Are Saying

“Like most creatives, I have experienced stress relating to financial knowledge, business law, marketing skills, and overall personal confidence in my perceived value in society as a creative. Course leader Elaine Grogan Luttrull’s uniquely specific creative entrepreneur teachings have alleviated those fears. My toolbox was topped off with access to a powerful diverse artist network among my fellow classmates; who mutually vowed to provide future support and accountability.” (Olivia Ulch, Fort Wayne)

"I can’t express enough, this weekend was life changing and I have so much gratitude because it was exactly what I’ve been looking for. I knew this was the next step in my creative career that I needed to take, but I had NO CLUE how. After this weekend I can say… ‘I empower individuals to find themselves through the art of dancing.’ Moving forward, I have an even bigger vision for myself and I’m so ready to embrace it and tackle it with all the knowledge I have now!” (Jacob Drummer, Muncie)

“Regardless of your background or where you are in your career, you quickly realize that an entire group of strangers share the similar fears, insecurities, questions, and dreams as you, and you become a great source of empowerment for one another.” (Alicia Dawn Criswell, Lafayette)

Program Contact

Sometimes the best way to find what you're looking for is to just talk to someone. Get in touch with the On-Ramp program manager, Anna Tragesser, at atragesser@iac.in.gov or call (317) 232-1281.

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