Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship

  • Intro

    The Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship is about fostering the movement of creative people into systems and situations where their work and ideas can have the most impact. Developed by Living Labs, the Centre will launch in 2017 and will act as a hub for activities relating to entrepreneurship and enterprise at Emily Carr, aiming to establish a place where people can find community, knowledge, and connection to the resources they need to launch their projects in the world.


    • Offer resources and guidance that enable easier access to business and entrepreneurship support for Emily Carr students

    • Teach and communicate the smartest emergent methods for getting things done (templates and tools, networks, partnerships, models), drawing from across sectors to coalesce new ways of doing things in the cultural and creative sectors

    • Create an externally-facing profile that retains creative integrity and gains reputation for experimentation 

    • Cultivate the entrepreneurial capacity and business skills of individuals, micro businesses and startups within Emily Carr and from Vancouver’s Creative and Cultural Sector by offering programs that address their specific needs

    • Become a hub, facilitate cross-sector networking, and create culturally interesting exposures that showcase creative products and ideas to new audiences

    • Contact

      Kate Armstrong, Director