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#AAAE14 Takeaways: Entrepreneurship Everywhere!

Happening right at the tail end of Barry Hessenius’s blogathon on arts entrepreneurship, the annual conference of the Association of Arts Administration Educators in Montreal further evidenced that arts entrepreneurship is maturing as an academic discipline. I was honored to … Continue reading

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It’s On!

Barry Hessenius is hosting a weeklong “blogathon” on arts entrepreneurship starting Memorial Day.  I’m honored to be participating, along with Adam Huttler of Fractured Atlas, Ruby Lerner of Creative Capital, Russell Willis Taylor of National Arts Strategies, Anthony Radich of … 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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The Ouroboros 5: Landscape of Arts Entrepreneurship Practice

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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Quality, Diversity, and New Year’s Food

Today is New Year’s Day.  For dinner last night, New Year’s Eve, I made blini with caviar and today I am making Hoppin’ John with black-eyed peas, a food traditionally eaten in the American south on New Year’s Day day … Continue reading

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Community Fellowship

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk writes a beautiful passage among many beautiful passages in his novel The Museum of Innocence that explains why the small screen, be it television, computer, or smart phone, will never replace the shared experience of being part … 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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An Open Letter to the Cave Creek School District

An Open Letter to the Cave Creek Unified School District Debbi Burdick, Superintendent Dear Ms. Burdick: Your district recently initiated policies in reaction to concerns over the teaching of a play with some sexual content that go beyond mere teacher … Continue reading

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