Westminster, MD
08/01/2016 11:34 AM
Blankcanvas2Art (BC2A), a non-profit organization that develops the next generation of global artistic entrepreneurs, announced today the launch of BC2A Entrepreneurship (BC2AE) after school program for high school artistic students, which begins September 28, 2016.

An open house will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Finksburg Branch Library, 2265 Old Washington Pike, Finksburg, MD 21048. The event will take place in the main conference room.

The eighteen week BC2A Entrepreneurship program at Winters Mill High School will run from September 28, 2016 through February 15, 2017 and will be open to individuals who are 15 to 19 years old and have artistic talent in drawing, painting, sewing, graphic design, photography or video production.

Participants of BC2AE will be engaged in hands-on activities, including the development of a business plan, research, marketing and sales. Through lectures taught by company CEO’s, VP’s, Marketing Directors, Professors, and Investors, students will be inspired and educated by real-world examples. This program gives artistic students the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurial ventures that create social, economic, and environmental value. At the end of the program students will pitch their idea to a panel of real investors for a chance to win $1,500 seed money.

Students are recommended to apply early -- spots in the program fill quickly. The early application date is Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The final application deadline is Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Established in 2015, BlankCanvas2Art mission will educate artistic at-risk youth, to be entrepreneurial leaders who create economic and social value. The BC2AE program goal is to reach artistic youth and let them know their value within their community as well as the world.

BC2AE eighteen week program for high school individuals will be held at Winters Mill High School. The BC2AE program is offered on Wednesdays, 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Transportation is NOT provided. The application fee is $10. The tuition, AFTER program acceptance, is $50. Tuition includes books and materials.

To apply or learn more information about the BC2AE program, contact Casina Costley-Rice at (410) 455-5809 or by email Visit our website:

BlankCanvas2Art (BC2A) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Carroll County, Maryland since 2015. BC2A develops the next generation of global art entrepreneurial leaders.

A Fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.

Casina Costley-Rice
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