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Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship

Our Mission and Vision

Supported by the UNC College of Performing and Visual Arts, the purpose of the NOCO Center for Arts Entrepreneurship is to strengthen the connection between the Northern Colorado arts community and the university. The NOCO Center for Arts Entrepreneurship values innovative ideas, the advancement of knowledge, and creative energy for all Artist-Entrepreneurs. The CfAE nurtures the arts entrepreneurship culture of the University of Northern Colorado and furthers learning for both active students and alumni.

The NOCO CfAE’s impact expands UNC’s reputation for artistic and academic excellence by realizing a connected NOCO arts community, inspiring new creative questions and explorations, and advancing the careers of students, alumni and community artist-entrepreneurs.

Next Steps

Questions about how to take your creative ideas to the next level? Need help refining and organizing your portfolio? Want some feedback on your marketing and promotional materials? The Center for Arts Entrepreneurship Student Hours are open to all PVA students every week for free feedback and help on your creative enterprise ideas, career goals, job application materials, self-promotion, and more! We are here and excited to help! 


Contact Us

Crabbe Hall 203 
Center Student Hours
Thursdays | 12:30 - 2:30pm

Check out our Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate
Learn about PVA Internships

Learn About Music Business Degree

Our Values


IDEAS (innovation).


KNOWLEDGE (learning).


ENERGY (culture).

  • Energizing creative, innovative thinking.
  • Fostering connections, networksand community building.
  • Nurturing sustainable, fulfilling arts careers for the21st century’s creative economies by amplifying artists’ identities, motivations, strengths and skillsets.
  • Cultivating effective arts advocacy and community leadership, andexploring new paradigms to sustain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing arts industry.

What's Happening

Arts Entrpreneurship

Arts Entrepreneurship Foundry

September 23, 2023 | 12-5pm

Campus Commons

What do you do with all that creativity?!

A free series of arts entrepreneurship workshops and talks led by PVA faculty and staff on portfolio building, resume and cover letter writing, branding, self-promotion and marketing, contracts, and more! Featuring Center for Arts Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speaker, Armando Silva, who will be offering a talk and workshop on Unpacking the Portfolio! Open to all PVA undergraduate and graduate students! Snacks and coffee provided. 

Armando Silva | School of Art and Design Alumni

Distinguished Speaker Series

Armando Silva, Visual Artist

September 23 | 1 - 2:30pm (Part of Arts Foundry)

Campus Commons

Learn More About Armando Silva

Tony Garcia | Su Teatro

Distinguished Speaker Series

Tony Garcia, Executive Artistic Director of Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center 

Date TBA

Learn More about Su Teatro

Arts Inertia

Arts Inertia: Art in motion stays in motion...

Fri, Sept 27, 2024  | 7:30pm

Campus Commons Performance Hall & Lobby

Auditions: TBD

An exhilarating showcase of PVA’s inspiring student performers and visual artists. Students take the stage and the showroom to share their work with the community and to compete for cash prizes and the attention of some of Northern Colorado’s most notable artist entrepreneurs who will be “talent scouting” at this event!

Our Team

Sarah Off, School of Music Faculty


Assistant Professor of Violin & Music Business

Frasier 252
(970) 351-3173

Rand Harmon, School of Theatre Arts and Dance Faculty


Past Co-Director
Associate Professor of Theatre Studies


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