Gorilla Tango Capital and The IAE Expand The Creative Enterprise Microfinance Fund

CHICAGO--The Institute for Arts EntrepreneurshipT(IAE) and Gorilla Tango Capital have announced they are expanding their partnership to include funding tuition costs for students who enroll in The IAE. With capacity of up to 1 million dollars, this fund will allow for the incubation and creation of micro arts entrepreneurs and arts based businesses.

With a joint mission of fostering the growth of the creative economy, The IAE and Gorilla Tango Financial are uniquely positioned to help those in art, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, and publishing to realize their creative vision through educational training, mentorship and access to capital.

"Increasing our startup/beta stage funding will allow us to help our students learn how to manage their money as well as start a business. By offering tuition financing in this unique way, we are making a statement to our students about our level of commitment to helping them not only develop the skills they need but learn how to prosper" says The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship founder, Lisa Canning.

"Our mission has always been to foster the growth of new and exciting productions in our theater in a sustainable and profitable manner. We are are excited by the prospects The IAE has to offer to expand our mission", said Dan Abbate, CEO of Gorilla Tango Capital and president of Gorilla Tango Theatre.

Early bird application deadline to apply for The IAE's 2011 academic year is January 30th, 2011. Applications for The IAE`s two year creative enterprise certificate program can be found at www.TheIAE.com. For more information about Gorilla Tango Capital, visit www.GorillaTango.biz. For more information about the Creative Enterprise Microfinance Fund contact Lisa@TheIAE.com.

About The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Arts EntrepreneurshipT is a two-year program to teach artists how to earn a living. With a curriculum that combines experiential learning, mentorship and a personalized classroom environment that provides one-on-one time with the faculty of successful artist-entrepreneurs, artists are taught how to build their own arts based business while still in school.

Founded by 25-year business veteran and serial artistic entrepreneur Lisa Canning, The Institute is based on her enthusiasm for the new wave of whole-brain thinking and the firm belief that the arts -and artists-can and must be allowed to contribute to the world's financial recovery.

Enrollment is limited to 45 students. Applications are available online to apply for the institute. There is no age limit for enrollment and the requirements to apply simply include artistic excellence and a desire to be self- sufficient. For more information about the school, go to www.TheIAE.com.