These annual events help students and alumni take their business ideas, studio practice, and freelancing to the next level.​​

Entrepreneurship is in inherent to the RISD experience. No matter what form it takes, be it through freelancing, operating a studio practice, or starting a business, we are here to support you. We offer annual events that provide students and alumni with the knowledge, inspiration, and tools to become the type of entrepreneur they envision.


Key Annual Events For Students and Alumni

We offer multiple events every year that equip students and alumni in design and fine arts with the skills to thrive as entrepreneurs.


RISD Mindshare

This virtual event features talks by notable RISD alumni sharing their entrepreneurial journeys.

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RISD Art of Business

This virtual event features presentations by experts on core business skills and concepts for artists and designers.

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