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Urban Density

I considered myself lucky when I flew into New York La Guardia last week from the south.  I like that approach because it takes you right over the whole of NY Harbor with a view of the Statue of Liberty … Continue reading

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Is Crepe-hanging Premature?

What a way to start the week!*  Intiman Theatre in Seattle cancelled the remainder of its 2011 season to “pause, plan, and prepare for strong seasons in 2012 and beyond” and Philadelphia orchestra filed for bankruptcy protection.  A week earlier, … Continue reading

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Takeaways

Last week, the p.a.v.e program in arts entrepreneurship hosted its second bi-annual symposium, “Creating Infrastructure for Creativity and Innovation.” The interactive format allowed for many different levels of participation by symposium attendees.  Although not an exhaustive list or description, here … Continue reading

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“Intern” need not be a dirty word

Internships, a form of experiential learning in which a student works in an entry-level capacity at an organization external to the school for little, or more frequently, no, pay, is touted in the pedagogy literature – including some written by … Continue reading

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A FOURTH Dimension of Arts Entrepreneurship

Sometimes, coincidences mount in ways that are truly mysterious.  On March 5, I completed work on a co-authored book chapter, The Enterprising Artist and the Arts Entrepreneur: Emergent pedagogies for new disciplinary habits of mind for a forthcoming volume on … Continue reading

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Jaime’s Elephant

In the midst of the blogosphere’s reaction to Rocco Landesman’s remarks about supply and demand, Jaime Dempsey of the Arizona Commission on the Arts opened the door on an important issue for artists that is too often ignored.  With her … Continue reading

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Supply, Demand, and Rocco Landesman

Robin Pogrebin reported in the Arts Beat column today and online yesterday on NEA chairman Rocco Landesman’s remarks at Arena stage earlier in the week.  He “addressed the problem of struggling theaters. “You can either increase demand or decrease supply,” … Continue reading

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Realignment

Today, I was re-viewing Ben Cameron’s* fabulous TEDTalk of last fall because I’m requiring my arts entrepreneurship students to see it.  Cameron makes several important points, among them (and forgive the paraphrasing) that the arts are in a period of … Continue reading

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Mama LaMaMa

Sometimes, a person singlehandedly builds the infrastructure for artistic creativity and innovation.  We lost such a person yesterday.  I only met Ellen Stewart once, in the mid 1980s.  I was working with Paul Zimet’s company, The Talking Band, and we … Continue reading

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Experiential learning at PHX:Fringe

Most entrepreneurship educators will agree that experiential learning is a critical component of the education of the young entrepreneur.  I’m fortunate to have been involved with the Phoenix Fringe Festival since its inception (with the help of a seed grant … Continue reading

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