Carpe Studio

Building the creative leaders of tomorrow

The Carpe Studio program offers in-depth training in leadership, world view, culture, character, entrepreneurship, and all aspects of business management. It is open to exceptionally skilled artists from all genres who are intending to pursue careers in the arts. In addition to 24 weekly sessions from October 16 to May 14, students will be actively involved in the planning and management of three community event projects.

Carpe Studio Pilot Program


Made possible by a generous grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Orientation Meeting – Monday, Oct. 3rd, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Register below

DETAILS – 2017-2018 Pilot Program

  • Class size target – 15-25 Students
  • Meeting days and times – Monday Evenings, 5:30 to 8:00PM, 3 weeks per month. Saturday Morning, 9:00AM to 12 noon, 1 week per month
  • 24 Week program from Monday Oct. 16 to Monday May 14
  • Monday Oct. 16 – Parent/Teacher invitation, orientation, and program launch


  • Life and Career goal setting and planning
  • People, Communication, and Negotiations Skills
  • People Management
  • Marketing, Branding, Promotions, and Sales
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Project planning and management
  • Community and World View
  • The purpose and value of art


  • Fund Raising Week – Monday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 11
  • Jukebox Hero Adult Rock Band Experience and The BATTLE concert
  • Fund Raising Week and Simply Smyrna Celebration – Tuesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 2

Register for the Orientation Meeting

Monday, Oct. 16th from 6:00 to 8:00PM

Carpe Studio Orientation Meeting

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