A Comprehensive Online Program on Creative Thinking for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Businesspeople and Anyone Who Want to Take Their Ideas to The Next Level
WHAT SOME OF THE PAST PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT JUMPSTART
Maria Brito is a force to be reckoned with. I highly recommend her Jumpstart course to any creative who is seeking a marriage between Art and Business. They are not separate entities. They work in tandem.
This course provides a safe space to break those boundaries and bounce new ideas and concepts with Maria and other creatives. I graduated with the tools to be “creatively ambidextrous”. No more separating business and art, but rather, marry the head and the heart. Thank you, Maria, and I’ll see you at the crossroads where critical thinking and intuition meet!
LANA LOVE, SINGER, DANCER, MUSICIAN
LOS ANGELES, CA
I have known Maria Brito professionally as a talented and successful curator, art advisor, designer, and author, as well as personally as a highly creative, talented, successful, and empathic friend and mentor.
In the spring and summer of 2020, during a time of radical changes in economic opportunity, public health, and political discourse, I found myself at a crossroads. As an arts professional and writer, I was full of ideas, had several converging or competing goals and projects without a clear path forward to realize them. In other words: stuck.
Jumpstart provided me with invaluable tools for professional development and growth through a focused self-guided and collaborative program, informed by philosophy, economics, art and culture, that radically changed entrenched thinking around work, money, and status. In the last few months, I have created more personal opportunities for growth and success. I am incredibly thankful and grateful for Maria’s guidance and insight.
As the artists Pablo Picasso famously said, “inspiration exists but you have to find it working.” One often learns by example.
WAYNE NORTHCROSS, WRITER, CURATOR, ART ADVISOR, GALLERIST
NEW YORK, NY
This is the course that I wish I would've taken YEARS ago! I enrolled in Jumpstart because I felt stuck and out of ideas. It can be intimidating, especially on social media, to find your voice and in the endless images that are coming through all directions. As an entrepreneur that relies on creativity in my business, I expected to learn the tactics and techniques that Maria teaches much larger companies to use to stay innovative AND relevant.
However, I got so much more than that. Not only did I have a creative breakthrough, the ideas haven't stopped coming...and it's been over one year since I've finished the course! The magic of Jumpstart is that it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Jumpstart was like spirit medicine for my right brain, not only giving me a dose of creative insight, but also teaching me what to do with the many, many ideas it generates. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who needs a boost in their creative thinking.
PRACHEL CARTER, SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Maria’s Jumpstart program was the perfect antidote to 2020-induced stress and uncertainty. As the only lawyer in the room, I thought I would come in with a very different set of inquiries and issues to work on. I however, quickly realized how other participants, most of them in more creative fields, were asking similar questions on how to scale their businesses, differentiate themselves, and develop a vision, while remaining authentic.
While the modules are fun, Maria will tell you - and I completely agree - that the program’s value is in the time spent alone doing the exercises. It was in those times and even after completing the program that I realized many ways in which I could think creatively about my career progression, relationship building, and writing. Frankly, just being unapologetically ambitious in my goals and vision and not being afraid to put in the hard work.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, WHITE & CASE
This course is for anyone ready to make big creative changes in their life, and not just professionally.
Maria drops some serious gems on how to expand your thinking, boost your confidence, access your intuition and put your ideas to action.
As an artist, I gained so much personal insight, inspiration and ideas that will take me months to distill.
This course is not just for artists though. Maria draws from her knowledge of art and art history, as well as her own experiences, to present creative ways of thinking and doing that can benefit anyone in any industry.
MEEGAN BARNES, ARTIST
LOS ANGELES, CA
I joined Jumpstart having the fixed mentality that creativity was just for a few, that you either have it or you don’t. And wow! after completing the course, I realized I was so wrong. Because of this program, I got to think of an entire new way to organize and run my business.
With what I learned in this course I started thinking outside the box and have not stopped ever since! I changed the way I do business and now I can really use the best of me and my team to be original in an industry known for being rigid and stale
DIANA CALDERA DEVEER, COLDWELL BANKER REALTY
I enrolled in Jumpstart without imagining how my life was going to change before starting this program. Impacted in various ways by COVID, and too many ideas in my head, my creativity had to go from a hobby to a full-time job.
Jumpstart is not just a program to learn about creativity. It is a key that opens the door to a journey through yourself. In Jumpstart you finally realize that there is a whole world inside and outside for you to conquer.
The content of this program allowed me to assess each of the experiences that I have lived as an artist. From disappointments to glories, I learned to embrace all experiences. Each of them is a step to success. Otherwise, I couldn't learn to develop new ways of creating. This, of course, being honest with my realities, my abilities and what I have within my reach.
I discovered how to approach my clients in new ways in difficult times. Even rethink how I keep my jobs moving and my clients satisfied.
Many times we need a hand in the process and that is Jumpstart. It is an experience, it is an adventure.
ENRIQUE RIVERA, ARTIST
PONCE, PUERTO RICO
I met Maria few years ago during an art festival in Dubai. Since then I always followed her to get inspiration. When I got the chance to join her Jumpstart program I enrolled immediately. Her power, her way to be straightforward and her determination helped me to see my career in a different way and perspective.
I learned a lot and the program and her suggestions are already changing my life, how I see things and how I want to create businesses. I encourage all those people who feel stuck or need a push in their career to enroll in Jumpstart now!
VALENTINA DELLA ROCCA, CORPORATE ENTREPRENEUR
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Maria has a very powerful and inspiring energy. I am extremely happy and thankful that I took her course. It has helped me a lot with ideas to increase my main business and other projects.
It has also helped me awaken the creativity that I had inside of me and to take chances to improve my business. I have now a much clear vision on what´s important and the things that I have to do. Maria has been very dedicated to each one of us in the group and I strongly recommend the course to anybody that has the desire to have a big improvement at work. I find the course inexpensive for what she is offering. It helps no matter in what field you work on and I extremely recommend to take it!
SOFIA URBINA, ART ADVISOR, ENTREPRENEUR, AND BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR
I found this course very useful because it explains creativity from a different point of view: the artist's view but with a business perspective. The program teaches a formula for being creative, but you you need to have the discipline and work on certain skills that anyone can do.
The program is communicated in a very clear, concise and practical way. The calendar of exercises provided at the end of the program became very useful for me to put in practice all that I learned. In fact, I am incorporating some of the concepts in a workshop that I facilitate to improve employee experiences and how to be more creative at work.
GUILLERMINA GOLDBERG-QUIROGA, CO-OWNER OF EXPONENTIAL, A CONSULTING FIRM FOCUSED ON CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
I met Maria Brito on Instagram many years ago. Since then, I follow her daily. She is such an inspiring woman! I like her energy, her humor and her choices in contemporary art. Maria Brito is a mentor for me. Signing up for Jumpstart was an obvious choice! I am an intuitive person but I needed a framework for my ideas.
The exercises are fun and can help anyone on self-reflection to make an idea become a concrete achievement. The process described by Maria Brito is well structured and easy to follow. Maria Brito definitely breaks the myth of the romantic-starving artist! Jumpstart has helped me anticipate and find new opportunities in my business.
MORGANE CARIOU, BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND COMMUNITY MANAGER AT ONE ARTY MINUTE, A DIGITAL AGENCY FOR ARTISTS
Jumpstart helped me to become clearer and more focused on my priorities in building my new business. I became much more aware of the discipline needed for my creativity to thrive. Maria Brito built her successful second career within the art market from scratch. Her sharing her own experiences, lessons and insights inspired me to confront my business challenges in a more confident way. All these aspects led me to a greater sense of direction and clarity. In our weekly group video calls Maria was very supportive and answered more specific questions. I liked the energy of these online meetings and the respect among all the participants. There was absolutely no judgement, and everyone showed interest in one’s views and questions.
I can strongly recommend Jumpstart to all professionals, no matter the job or field, who want to set the tone for success by gaining different perspectives and a more creative mindset.
ANNA MAURRASSE-TOMAIUOLO, FOUNDER ARTPOWHER CONTEMPORARY
Thanks to Jumpstart, I finally brought everything I do under my one big vision - including art - but all of life - integration - It is so fulfilling and freeing, and I am still adjusting to this, and watching what is unfolding.
The exercises on the course made me realize what was the most important task to focus on and put everything else aside and postpone indefinitely the rest. I started “playing to win”. The exercises also helped me to become more daring and free in my approach. I started also appreciating my strengths more, the inherent goodness of the situation and not surrendering to bouts of doubt and fear, and instead break them down with journaling, meditation, research and action.
I have stayed curious, open, learning, fascinated – this has been a major shift towards freedom at all levels. How would a child see something? - Curiously, trying to understand the meaning and enjoy it. It is a major point for my person transformation at all levels. And one becomes open minded, open -hearted and noticing so much more around.
I had major breakthroughs thanks to Jumpstart.
ELVIRA BYRNES, ARTIST
Jumpstart was my best investment during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.
I am a clinical oncologist in Brazil and about five years ago I started doing art therapy after suffering from Burnout Syndrome. In 2019 I decided to start a new job as a painter and, as everyone starts, you have more doubts than certainties. One day I saw Maria Brito talking about her course on her Instagram page, and I was taking other courses online and I asked myself why not do that too.
To my surprise it was one of the best things that happened to me in 2020, forget art courses, forget mindset, forget all that, anyone can have a precious gift, which is creativity. Maria will help you to work better with your creativity. And I am really surprised by the practical and positive results I got at the end of the course.
GRAY PORTELA, ONCOLOGIST
WHAT CORPORATE CLIENTS SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH MARIA
“Maria was instrumental in the launch of the eBay Art & Design vertical. Her industry insights, ideas and personal engagement helped us introduce our offering to a new audience of collectors and shoppers. Always a dynamic trailblazer!”
"I have booked Maria in my two previous jobs and in my current one. I always learn something new that is valuable, interesting and applicable. She is fun, engaging and knows her industry inside-out"
"Maria is one of the most professional people I’ve worked with. Her ideas were executable immediately and delivered solid financial growth and provided great notoriety for Dio Horia in an accelerated way. We appreciated her attention to detail, creative approach and generosity. She introduced us to great artist and business partners and offered her insight and advice. Overall amazing results"
With pre-recorded videos. Each module is divided in several lessons which can be watched anytime, anywhere online. You decide your own pace. You will have access to these videos for ONE YEAR AND SIX MONTHS from the date of enrollment.
One for each lesson, with recaps and practical exercises for you to keep.
Send your questions in advance or ask them live on monthly Zoom Q&A where we clarify doubts and discuss ideas related to creativity in your professional or business endeavors.
Designed to generate actionable ideas and guaranteed to spark your creative mind in ways you have not experienced before. Each day you will listen to a different short audio prompt and complete an activity designed to take your creativity to the next level.
Five exclusive video interviews with six and seven-figure contemporary artists talking about their creative process plus three audio interviews with creative leaders in the fields of entertainment, media and hospitality.
A step-by-step formula on how to develop your money mindset, reprogram your limiting beliefs and your subconscious for abundance and prosperity.
Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, entrepreneur, author and curator.
Her bestselling book “How Creativity Rules The World” was published by HarperCollins Leadership in March 2022.
In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world.
A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the USA Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories.
She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated “Greek Gotham” presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. A full-color catalogue with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch was written and designed by Maria to commemorate this exhibition. In 2019 she created and hosted "The "C" Files with Maria Brito", a TV and streaming series for PBS's new station "ALL ARTS". The same year she also curated two exhibitions: “The Thousand and One Nights,” the inaugural show of Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon with seven American artists including Holly Coulis, Allison Zuckerman and Rosson Crow and "MUSE", Shona McAndrew's first New York City exhibition at CHART Gallery in Tribeca.
Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Latin America, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE China, VOGUE.com, ELLE Décor Spain, Departures, Forbes, Blouin ArtINFO, Hamptons Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Refinery29, goop, Billboard, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire Spain, Allure, The Coveteur, House Magazine, Lifestyle Mirror, House Beautiful, Buro 24/7, Latina, Modern Magazine, The Daily Beast, and more.
Maria has taught entrepreneurs, executives and business managers in their own companies, how to access their creativity like artists do. Jumpstart is the online version of those programs.ENROLL NOW
3 payments of $111 for 3 months