Category Archives: Arts education

Trigger Warning: Capitalism

Before Creative Infrastructure‘s hiatus (i.e. before I went on a vacation road trip through the Pacific Northwest), there was a lot of social media discussion about “trigger warnings.”  Trigger warnings are notices placed on syllabi – sometimes at the request … Continue reading

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Warning: Art

I saw this sign outside a little brick building in Sausalito:: EARTHQUAKE WARNING: This is an unreinforced masonry building. You may not be safe inside or near unreinforced masonry buildings during an earthquake. I read this sign and have the … Continue reading

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Audience Development Approaches

The first year graduate students in arts management are spending a couple of weeks discussing marketing, audience development, community engagement, and community arts practice.  I drew a couple of quick sketches on the chalkboard – yes, we still have a … Continue reading

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Saying “YES!”

I wrote a piece last week about saying “no” to unpaid/underpaid artist labor that took off in the inter-webs like a bat out of hell with over 4000 hits/hour at its weekend peak.  I would much rather be remembered as … Continue reading

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Just Say NO!

A first year graduate student in my arts management class presented a paper this week on arts labor economics.  Her undergrad degree was in acting so she had never delved into the topic formally. She certainly understood through anecdotal observation … Continue reading

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Ouroboros 6: Landscape of Arts Entrepreneurship Education (and a research agenda)

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14.  I previewed those remarks here and am posting the full text serially over the next several days. The talk was originally titled … Continue reading

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The Ouroboros 3: A Field of Practice and Inquiry

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14.  I previewed those remarks here and am posting the full text serially over the next several days. The talk was … Continue reading

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The Ouroboros 2: What IS arts entrepreneurship anyway?

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14.  I previewed those remarks here and am posting the full text serially over the next several days. The … Continue reading

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Preview: The Ouroboros

Next week, I will be delivering the keynote or “framing” remarks at UW-Madison’s Arts Business Symposium, in advance of which I offer my opening thoughts: The title of the event includes the word “Bi-directionality” and promotes the excitement over the potential … Continue reading

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Assets, Tangible and Not

Poet, performer, and critic Claudia La Rocco said at a recent Pave event, “Not everything can be monetized; not everything should be.”  There are, indeed, many ways to consider “value,” and monetization is only one metric.  However, some things that … Continue reading

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