Tag Archives: Creativity

Why Arts Entrepreneurship?

After “Hey Where’d Your Creativity Go?,” the questions I get asked most often is, “WHY Arts Entrepreneurship?”  It seems fitting that for the 100th posting on Creative Infrastructure, I answer that question.  There are many reasons why I decided to … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’d Your Creativity Go? Part II

One of my earliest posts on this blog was in response to the question “Hey Linda, where’d your creativity go?” I wrote, “To a little orange room in a repurposed dorm in Tempe, Arizona” where I was creating curriculum for … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

I recently returned from another conference (my previous post was also inspired by conference attendance).  The topic of this one was Creativity in Higher Education.  My presentation, snippets of which can be found in other postings, was entitled “Teaching Habits … Continue reading

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What’s My Discipline?

I have just returned from the USITT annual conference with the often repeated question “So are you still doing lighting?” ringing in my ears.  In retrospect, I should have replied “Yes,” and left it at that because what does it mean … Continue reading

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John Dewey, Audience Development Expert

While doing some other research, I came across a reference to John Dewey’s 1934 book “Art as Experience.”  I have been somewhat familiar with Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy for a while.  His views on experiential learning influenced my own thinking about … Continue reading

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Is There a Problem Problem?

In a recent posting on artsjournal, Sarah Lutman asserts that the propensity for foundations to ask “What need or problem will be eliminated” leads to a “culture of pathology” that is “especially insidious for the arts.”  Challenging, yes, but not … Continue reading

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TedxText

On 11.11.11, I had the pleasure of delivering the following at TedxPhoenix (see http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBA22ED9AF4194B5&feature=view_all for the video). Experience failure for a change. Experience.  Why is experience important? Experience is a way of learning – and it’s a way of learning that “sticks.” … Continue reading

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Lighting Design and Arts Entrepreneurship

I taught lighting design for a long time before transitioning into arts entrepreneurship and policy, with a stint in academic administration along the way. I’ve been thinking about this period a lot lately, in part because of the imminent release … Continue reading

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Capacity and Innovation

After returning from the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, a dear friend and well-respected colleague who knows I’m always looking for creative ways for my students to find funding for their projects tipped me off to Power2give.org.   Power2give allows donors … Continue reading

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Reflections on YES and NO

Arena Stage’s Polly Carl wrote a really beautiful piece on the HowlRound blog about “The Theatre of Yes.”  This was followed up in HowlRound’s weekly tweet chat (#newplay) with the question: “How do we start to say yes?” I believe the … Continue reading

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