Artrepreneur Kits is an innovative concept that the Rhode Island School of Design implemented last year and that they will again be going forth with this year; outgoing students receive a package with valuable materials to help them transition from the design school to the real world.
The Artrepreneur Kits come with a subscription to Behance's new magazine, the possibility of receiving a $1,500 grant to attend an Etsy conference in Berlin and a chip from Square that allows them to process payments through mobile devices. The Artrepreneur Kits are an ingenious step forward to try and remove the barriers that confront artists and designers coming out of school. The Artrepreneur kits aligns the role of the artist closer to that of an entrepreneur rather than the employee of a benefactor or patron.
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