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Arts Entrepreneurship — Two Curricular Tracks


  1. Bruce Brubaker says:

    It helps very much to understand art as a series of transactions between people. These transactions involve communication. “Entre” is a crucial part of entrepreneurship.

  2. Hello James
    A propos this posting, you might be interested to know that Robert Hewison and I have co-authored a book that will be published in July by Gower.
    It’s titled Cultural Leadership: How to run a creative organisation. We agree strongly with your entrepreneurship theme, and here is something we say in the introduction: ‘this book is not just about how to be a capable arts administrator; it is about how to use your creative talents to become a cultural entrepreneur. It is about making ‘not-for-profit’ turn a true profit, which is the cultural value that you generate.’
    We are hoping that the book will be helpful to the arts community well beyond the UK
    best wishes

  3. I am interested in your post and in John ‘s book, because I am teaching a sesion on Social Entrepreneurship, as part of a Cultural Entrepreneurship module (which includes Leadership).
    One of the criticisms of recent policy (the last 30yrs or so) is of the enterprise agenda, and culture, which has seeped into cultural activities and cultural practice. Whilst I think some of the concerns are important to discuss, I also see a range of innovative practice, ethical and socially biaised from many of my students and from cultural entrepreneurs.
    You are right, entrepreneurship does tend to be highly personalised, but usually, it still meets a need, even if it does not always appear to me as a result of traditional market research, but more of a ‘gut feeling’ or a result of personal experience.

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