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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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NYE 2015

I started this blog on New Year’s Eve 2010 to give voice to some ideas that had been percolating about art, creativity, policy, entrepreneurship, and (occasionally) cooking. In this fifth year, Creative Infrastructure sustained a growth trajectory, with about 22,000 … Continue reading

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Tbilisi, Day 3 – Cultural Diplomacy (or, a conference and a feast)

Although I was in no way officially representing the United States, my role at the conference hosted by Creative Initiatives on my 3rd day in Tbilisi was to provide an overview of US arts and culture incubation practices. I was … Continue reading

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Arts Incubator Evaluation Variables

[In this post, I share an excerpt from the conclusion of my study on value creation in and evaluation of arts incubators.] When I began my research on arts incubators as the financial crisis was waning in 2012, it appeared … Continue reading

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A Brief Update on my Incubator Research

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 … Continue reading

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An Art Adventure

As part of my ongoing research program on arts incubators and their success metrics, I recently traveled to Washington to do some field research at Mighty Tieton, a for-profit creative enterprise incubator in the rural Yakima Valley. I also made … Continue reading

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Arts Incubators and Theories of the Firm

Sometimes we build theory by observing phenomena and sometimes we use existing theories to explain the phenomena we observe.  I’ve been reviewing “theories of the firm” recently and am beginning to form some ideas about how these theories can be … Continue reading

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