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One River School of Art and Design has become the most innovative new franchise opportunity in America.

This is a ground-floor opportunity to make money, change your career and enhance the culture in your community.
That’s a compelling and powerful combination.

We’ve already opened a number of One River Schools of Art and Design, and we have a good understanding of the associated costs. Most franchisees will be able to open their doors with an initial investment of $153,500 to $449,600. This investment will cover just about everything it takes to get started, including grand opening advertising, the one-time initial franchise fee, real estate costs, and inventory.


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One River created a new method for teaching art and design classes and and installed it on top of a proprietary business process.

Our proven methods and thoughtful hands on training teach you how to market your business and grow / retain a motivated student base.

One River has become the most exciting place to work in the arts and this allows us to hire the most committed and brightest people to help build our schools and our platform. We produce exciting art exhibitions that make us the most compelling cultural business in the community. Our model is truly unique and is tapping into a huge void.


When Matt Ross launched One River in the fall of 2012 in Englewood, NJ he was fresh off the experience of having built School of Rock into the largest chain of music schools in the world.

Matt shares some thoughts:

“We are at a crossroads in America.  People are looking for careers and investments with a purpose and I believe that we have built the most fundamentally sound and purely differentiated concept in the world.  I am thrilled to support, coach, guide, and mentor business partners around the country because we need to provide creative education everywhere that inspires people to learn, grow and think differently."

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