Category Archives: Arts education

“The Dramaturgy of Public Policy”

I’ve had the great good fortune to have had several interactions recently with the brilliant Roberto Bedoya, artist, arts administrator, public intellectual, and someone who has earned the title of “thought leader.” The first of these interactions was at the 3 … Continue reading

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Knowledge Infrastructure: Artists’ Professional Development

In a podcasted conversation with David Dower some time ago, I explained that creative infrastructure for the arts has three components: physical infrastructure, organizational infrastructure, and personal infrastructure. I’ve noticed (as has at least one regular reader) that this blog … Continue reading

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Know Your Audience: Self-Employment in the Arts Conference

A core principle of arts entrepreneurship, at least as I teach it, is that the work must connect with its audience. That’s why we spend so much time getting to know that audience in a project-based course like Arts Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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Effectual Thinking → Corn Muffins

More than once, I’ve heard arts entrepreneurship educators, including me, reference the Chinese proverb about experiential learning: “give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” To teach … Continue reading

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Animating Research

A few weeks ago, I shared some excitement about my research being used in Liz Lerman’s class, “Animating Research.” Yesterday, I presented a 15 minute overview of “Lowering Barriers: Value Creation and Evaluation in Arts Incubators” to the class. Students had previously … Continue reading

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Toilet Paper and M&Ms

I have asked (aka, required) the undergraduate students in my advanced arts entrepreneurship seminar to blog weekly about their experience in class and in launching a collaborative enterprise, the core activity of the semester. It is only fair that I … Continue reading

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Explaining Arts Entrepreneurship

Here I am in Tbilisi, Georgia, discussing arts entrepreneurship with students from Free University Tbilisi, Georgia Institute of Public Administration, and Georgia Theatre and Film Conservatory. I described arts entrepreneurship as a discovery and creation process for connecting means with … Continue reading

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