Category Archives: Arts funding

Pre-order now available

I am thrilled to announce that Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action is now available for pre-order. E-book or UK paper from Intellect Books US Paperback from University of Chicago Press

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Winners, Thought Leaders, and System Change

I just finished reading Anand Giridharadas’ 2018 book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. This isn’t a book review – I don’t do book reviews here – but rather a thought exchange which, according to him, … Continue reading

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A Covid-19 Prompt from Artivate

[The co-editors of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts invited me to submit some “thoughts on arts entrepreneurship in light of the recent economic and social shifts brought on by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Here is that … Continue reading

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Arts Entrepreneurship 11 through 15

Four years ago, I created a series of short videos for use in my class Foundations of Arts Entrepreneurship. I’m no longer teaching the course (and the videos themselves admittedly could use some updating) but for those of you looking for … Continue reading

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AE 10: Entrepreneurial Decision Making and Basic Finance

Module 10 looks at two approaches to entrepreneurial finance: venture capital vs. effectuation. To understand the module you will need to first seek out and watch the Voyage Air Guitar pitch on Season 1 Episode 3 of ABC’s Shark Tank. Please watch … Continue reading

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Foundations of AE 9: Budgeting

This ninth module of Foundations of Arts Entrepreneurship is the second of three about money: 8 is on financial literacy; 9 is on budgeting; and 10 is on some very basic concepts of entrepreneurial finance. Please note that these modules … Continue reading

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Foundations of AE 8: Fiscal Literacy

This eighth module of Foundations of Arts Entrepreneurship is the first of three about money: 8 is on financial literacy; 9 is on budgeting; and 10 is on some very basic concepts of entrepreneurial finance. Please note that these modules … Continue reading

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Sharing and Value

I continue to explore, somewhat casually and, unfortunately, intermittently, the concept of “sharing” and what it could mean to have a true “sharing economy” for the arts. As part of that exploration, I am reading Arjo Klamer’s Doing the Right … Continue reading

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Pay Artists!

I recently attended the “Artists Thr!ve Summit” hosted by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Artists Thr!ve is a rubric, a tool, to help organizations in the arts services sector determine if and to what extent their work supports artists: do … Continue reading

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Oh, the Irony

I’ve immersed myself lately in reading about the decline or end of capitalism as background for the first essay in An Ouroboros: Art, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action. Last night, it was with some excitement that I had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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