Wild Goose Creative exists to help you create art, and to take an idea and run with it. Here are a few services and resources we provide for the creative community.


A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. Join us on the second Monday of every month for a free panel discussion on career development and art-centric entrepreneurship. The events run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the discussions beginning promptly at 6:40 and networking starting at 7:40.

This series was initially made possible through a grant from the Create Columbus Commission. Food is generously provided by ACRE.


Past Topics & Speakers

Workshop: The Truth About Tax Time | 1/14/16

Speaker: Jim Beucler, Beucler Company, CPA

Panel: Writing a Business Plan | 11/19/15

Patrick Katzenmeyer, Market 65
Mike Minnix, Good Land Sustainability Consultants

Panel: Niching Down | 10/15/15

Blake Compton, Compton Construction
Malika Jacobs, Kingmakers Board Game Parlour
Susan Post, Freelancer & Lead Staff Writer for
Cara Mangini, Little Eater

Panel: Showcasing Your Work | 9/15/15

Molly J Burke, CCAD
Dana Elizabeth Cox,
Short North Arts District
Travis Hoewischer, 614 Magazine

Panel: Understanding Finances & Loans 
| 8/15/15

Mike McCann, Rev1 Ventures
Aaron Pitcock, JPMorgan Chase
Jacob Taylor, CivitasNow


Panel: Contracts & Invoices | 7/15/15

Kris Howell, Cover My Meds
Mark Stansbury, The Stansbury Law Firm, LLC
Rachael Wingo, Controller, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Panel: Breaking into Freelance | 6/15/15
Christina Christian, Colony Communications
Jackie Mantey, Writer
Robin Oatts, Genre Creative
Shelley Mann, Umami Consulting

Panel: How to Build a Brand
| 5/15/15
Carl Acampado, Rogue Bakery
Searius Addishin, The Nine-Tenths Group
Nick Dekker, Breakfast with Nick
William Faust, Ologie
Amy Schmittauer, Savvy Sexy Social

Panel: Starting a NonProfit | 4/15/15
Beth Dekker, Founding Member, Wild Goose Creative
David Brown, The Harmony Project
Ben Shinabery, Founder, Dick & Jane Project
Andy Gallagher, Program Director, Dick & Jane Project

A Career in the Arts |  3/15/15
Terri Price-Deep, Portfolio Creative

Utilizing the Art Community | 2/15/15
Ruby Harper, Greater Columbus Arts Council

Copyright & Creative Legal Issues | 1/15/15
Leon Bass, Bass Law

Financial Literacy | 12/14/14
Jerry Rhoades, BBI Accounting

Event Planning | 11/14/14
Shelley Mann, Umami Consulting

Social Media | 10/14/14
Chelsea Clements, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

FEBRUARY 8: Go Get That Grant

Columbus is full of grant opportunities. You just need to know where to look and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. Come to our February workshop and learn where to find the right funding for the right projects while you network with other arts entrepreneurs.


Jason Moore, Principal + Creative at Fulcrum Creatives
Bryan Ashton, Grants Chair for Create Columbus Commission


Our multi-purpose space at 2491 Summit Street is sometimes a gallery, sometimes a school, a kitchen table, a living room, a concert hall, and a dance floor. It’s always a place for collaboration and artmaking. Learn how to reserve the space for your art-making reveries here.


Wild Goose Creative’s 501(c)(3) status allows us to apply for Federal, State, County and City grants on your behalf. Want to partner with Wild Goose Creative on a pass-through grant? Email Jasmine Barfield.


This twice-yearly month-long initiative draws together the best of social media and the gathering energy of community-driven arts. Rather than seeing the ever-presence of the internet in our everyday lives as a setback to the potential for live encounter, the philosophy behind #wildartcolumbus is that they can be symbiotic. When #wildartcolumbus is in full swing, a different local artist takes over Wild Goose Creative's Instagram account to showcase work, build audience, and gain a little cash, thanks to a generous daily sponsor. 
Want to show art — or be a sponsor — in the September 2015 show? Email Heather Lynn Kyle.