New Report on Arts Business Training

I’m very proud of some work The Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship has done recently in partnership with the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. One of my graduate students, Mollie Flanagan (the Inaugural Tremaine Fellow in Arts Entrepreneurship) and I have authored a report – really a scan – of field-based arts business training across the US. According to the press release announcing the release of the report,

Report cover“How It’s Being Done: Arts Business Training in the US,” is the result of research conducted in the inaugural year of the Tremaine Foundation Fellowship in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. …”We commissioned this report to better understand the growth in the types and range of professional practices that are available to artists. When we began funding artist training programs in the mid-90’s, the number of providers could be counted on a single hand. Based on this web scan, we now know that more than 78 organizations are directly empowering artists with the skills needed to survive and thrive with their artistic businesses,” commented Heather Pontonio, Arts Program Director at EHTF. Beyond identifying the programs and organizations that are providing business training specific to the arts, the research also examines how the training is being delivered, and where there are gaps in this training.

The report is available for download online at under the “Research” tab or by request from either the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship or the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

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Linda Essig is Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at Cal State LA and principal/owner of Creative Infrastructure LLC. The opinions expressed on creativeinfrastructure are her own and not those of Cal State LA. You can follow her on twitter @LindaInPhoenix.
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