Category Archives: Higher education

An Arts Entrepreneurship Research Query

A bright PhD student at another university emailed a question to me in the context of developing a paper he is writing on the emergence of arts entrepreneurship programs in higher ed. Admittedly, my answer addresses his question somewhat indirectly, … 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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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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What is the value of an ART degree?

Earlier this evening, I shared a small stage at the Chandler Center for the Arts with my colleague Adriene Jenik, director of ASU’s School of Art, as we accepted first and second place awards in the Arizona Art Tank Business … Continue reading

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Passion and Action

My undergraduate arts entrepreneurship class had its first meeting Tuesday, during which the students and I discussed the nature of entrepreneurial action.  Then they went off on their own to read the first chapter of Ann Bogart’s “And Then, You … Continue reading

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Class Prep

Spring semester classes begin next week. One of my courses is an undergraduate course in arts entrepreneurship that I teach every semester. Each time I teach it, I try to look at the topic and the way I teach it … Continue reading

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Self-efficacy

“I put this whole website together – and the band loves it!”  So said the student when she presented her final project, a website to promote her band.  The project is described as “a package of professional materials.”  Students can … Continue reading

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Arts Entrepreneurship: New and Not New

My colleagues teaching courses or whole programs in “arts entrepreneurship” often categorize the discipline as “new,” “nascent,” or “emergent.” I too have used those descriptors. It is useful, however, to remember that while teaching specific courses, offering certificates and degrees, … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning at STP+A

I have just returned from my first STP+A conference.  STP+A stands for Social Theory, Politics, and Arts – an itinerant conference loosely connected to the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, but without any other fixed institutional affiliation.  I … Continue reading

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