Category Archives: Higher education

Creativity and New Venture Creation in the Arts

PAVE PROGRAM IN ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY presents   Creativity and New Venture Creation in the Arts 4th Biennial Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts (presented in collaboration with the UW-Madison Bolz Center for Arts Administration) This two … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of My Students 2

Last fall, in response to some blogosphere noise asserting that there was no such thing as arts entrepreneurship, I posted some of my students’ articulations of the construct as written on a course discussion board. This semester, students are reading Andrew Simonet’s … Continue reading

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State of Change

Because I teach, research, and blog about arts entrepreneurship, I have to thank The Atlantic for the great year-end gift of a platform on which to build my Creative Infrastructure anniversary post. In an article by literary critic William Deresiewicz … Continue reading

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Class. Privilege. Education.

Earlier this month, an article on the website of Youngtown State University’s Center for Working-Class Studies struck a cord. The post is written from a faculty member’s perspective and describes the effects of class difference on attitudes toward education among … Continue reading

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Translation, Part 4: MVP by MVPs

The Udacity lectures featuring Steve Blank on new venture creation are serving as a kind of textbook for my “flipped” graduate arts entrepreneurship class. Blank’s entrepreneurial process, shared by others in the lean start-up movement, advocates for getting a minimum … Continue reading

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Student + Art + Market

Artists want – need – to make art. One of the hardest concepts to teach the young artists I teach is that when they send that art out into the world to meet its audience, they are doing so in … Continue reading

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Translation, Part 3: Empathy

Our adventure in translating entrepreneurial tools for the arts domain continued today as I introduced my graduate seminar to the concept of  an “empathy map.” Empathy mapping asks the entrepreneur to consider how potential customers think and feel, what they … Continue reading

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