Take your passion and purpose and transform it into an achievable plan for a successful business. This program covers topics in regional regulations, ethics involved in therapeutic arts, and practical entrepreneurial skills around establishing a small business. By the end of this program, you’ll have a creative business plan and a solid understanding of best practices.

This program does not require approval by the  Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Course Length: 18 instructional hours
Delivery: Online
Credential: Certificate
Cost: $975
Maximum Students: 12 per class
Amount of Homework: 4-6 hours

By the end of the course, participants will have a creative business plan that outlines their potential client population, business costs, session delivery method, marketing, and more. Participants will develop best practices to feel confident entering the therapeutic arts space as part of their business model.


Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Outline a business plan for the creative practitioner
  • Comprehend the potential ethical considerations in the therapeutic arts space
  • Determine their appropriate governing and regulatory bodies in their area
  • Understand their individual passion and purpose 
  • Determine their desired client population
  • Prepare to create targeted, engaging marketing for their practice
  • Explore self-reflective activities to uncover potential business ideas
  • Leverage individual strengths to find ideal client populations and session delivery methods
  • Demonstrate understanding of when clients should be referred to an art psychotherapist



Participants must meet a minimum age requirement of 19 years.


We offer Passion, Purpose, Profit a few times throughout the year.


We accept requests for private groups and organizations of 8+ participants at any time. Please email for more information.

Studying with CiiAT is more than just an education,

it’s a personal journey within a supportive community.

Whether it’s through our small, intimate classes, or through our friendly administrative and technical support team, we strive to provide personalized help and attention.


“If you have a passion for the arts, helping others, and furthering your education, CiiAT is the perfect place to explore all of the above, regardless of where you are in the world.”

~ Anon ~

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