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Teachable Skills

A basic question that comes up often at meetings of arts entrepreneurship educators is “what should we be teaching?” As I was preparing to write the editor’s introduction to the Winter 2016 issue of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in … 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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Networks and Entrepreneurship

As my students this week revisited their inventory of means (who they are, what they know, who they know) in the context of the specific enterprise ideas they are developing, I was struck by how much they focused on the … Continue reading

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Skills, They Got Skills

There’s a song by Mozes and the Firstborn with the lyric “Skills, I got skills.” The tune kept going through my head today during the undergraduate arts entrepreneurship seminar as the students developed their inventory of means: who they are, … 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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Tbilisi, Day 2- The Workshop (and dinner)

The main event of day 2 was a workshop for students and faculty from several universities, including the Georgia Institute of Public Affairs and the Free University, which we toured with the head of its Department of Visual Arts and … Continue reading

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