Boot Camp



The Scrap Exchange has developed this Boot Camp program based on 26 years of experience as a national model and leader in the creative reuse center industry!  Whether you are just getting started or already have an existing program, this boot camp is for you!

The Scrap Exchange will hold the next three-day Creative Reuse Center Boot Camp in Fall 2017- Stay tuned for dates and registration information!

A three-day training session on how to start and ramp up your creative reuse center. Take it from the experts and a national award winning 26 year old creative reuse art center:  The Scrap Exchange shares its institutional knowledge, business model, and long history of experience.

Fall 2017

The Scrap Exchange, Lakewood Shopping Center, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC  27707

What you will learn
Operations overview including: collecting and managing materials, programming (creative arts services, retail sales, online sales, gallery shows, and more), options for business models, PR and marketing strategies, financial management and data tracking, working with volunteers and staff, working with a Board of Directors, facility issues, and best practices. Additional information includes an opportunity to attend a Scrap Exchange Board of Directors meeting, committee meetings, Third Friday Gallery opening, Open Studio, and opportunities for connecting with others in the reuse sector.

Cost & Registration
Includes 30 hours of workshops and programming plus some meals during boot camp hours.  Accommodations are not included, but we can provide you with a list of affordable accommodations with information about the venue, rates, and distance and transportation options.

Registration is limited. 

Earlybird rate
$1,500 (single attendee or first team member)
$1,350 (10% discount for additional team members from same organization)

Regular rate
$1,800 (single attendee or first team member)
$1,620 (10% discount for additional team members)

Contact Ann May Woodward at 919-682-2751 or by email at director(at)


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