If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I have been researching arts incubators and how they create value. The research is continuing, but a few thematic commonalities have surfaced through my cross-case analysis of four typical arts incubators. Briefly, these are:
- Arts incubators lower barriers to market entry for artists or arts organizations
- Arts incubators offer client artists and organizations a “stamp of approval” that conveys legitimacy to their local arts community and to funders
- Arts incubators cushion financial risk, empowering artists or arts organizations to take artistic risk
Stay tuned for periodic updates….
[UPDATE: This research has now been published as “Value Creation by and Evaluation of US Arts Incubators,” International Journal of Arts Management, 20 (2), 32-45.]