Thank you.

Outside of today’s post, I am not currently posting on this blog, The Hart Technique, but would like to thank you for your continued support. Please browse the Categories section of this blog and discover the over 270 original posts. Please also see the other channels I am broadcasting through.

At present, I am serving as Curator for the following SMU, Meadows School of the Arts- based channels:

Meadows Arts Entrepreneurship Youtube Channel: This channel provides a wide range of case studies/interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers and professionals working with and for entrepreneurs. They talk about what they do and how they do it.

Arts Entrepreneurship Blog (Meadows): This just over one year-old blog has over 135 original posts, to date. This blog covers topics like, “Are business plans really necessary?”, offers interviews with arts entrepreneurs and perspectives such as “heroism by choice”.

Arts Entrepreneurs’ Tool BoxThis series of organized digital links provide tools for arts entrepreneurs. Check it out and take what you can!

Privately created communication channel:

Arts Entrepreneurship, the Movement, a Facebook Page.

Again, thank you for your support at present and over the years.

Best wishes,

Jim Hart

Teaching Arts Entrepreneurship: Attracting Capital

At SMU, we offer a course with a short title of Attracting Capital. In this course, students

Students in Attracting Capital, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU.

gain a solid understanding of legal structures, pathways towards funding and numerous other business related matters. But simultaneously, students learn through a process of experiential learning and through game playing so that they have fun while learning and come to own their knowledge found.

How does one “attract capital?” In brief, one cannot, as capital is just money. However, one can Continue reading

Gone Writin’

Hey friends! Just a quick note to say that I’m presently on a retreat. I’ll keep you guys posted, but am dialing down the posting, here at The Hart Technique at this time. As always, thank you so, so much for your support. Many of you have followed my process, adventures and exploits for years now and I am very thankful.

It is my hope that you have found some value here at this blog and take away inspiration, perspective, newfound courage and techniques that may impact your own process in a positive way.

So, I’m back to the writing cave and wish you all a happy summer!

Arts Entrepreneurship Class Audio from TCG

Hi. If you are interested, take a moment to check out this audio file. It’s 50 minutes in length, but you can hop around, if you choose. Feel free to start at the beginning and kick your heals up a bit. In listening to the recording, I believe, you will get a window into the pulse of the Arts Entrepreneurship Movement.

Note the eagerness of the questions and participation. This is a Movement.

Join the Movement.

A Brief Moment of Opportunity, to Which I Said, “Yes.”

This past week has been a remarkable one.

Note: The Hart Technique is a technique in Arts Entrepreneurship. More are likely coming soon. In the theatre, we typically name stuff after ourselves. Ex. The Stanislavski Technique, The Michael Chekhov Technique, etc. You have to identify your brand. Why not do so with the artist who created it?

I have long known about TCG and their Dallas-based national conference this year, which happened this past week. Theatre Communications Group celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. TCG is the most important institution of American theatre. This past conference read as a veritable who’s who of American Theatre Leadership. Individuals representing every scale of theatre in way of both size and prestige were present. Individuals representing every discipline of theatre were in attendance. In brief, TCG pulled together figures representing the full national leadership of theaters in America and in doing so, on their 50th anniversary, they sought to begin dialog in the redefining of the next 50 years of theatre. TCG has done a remarkable job tackling this mission head on through all aspects of their organization this year. Their scope of vision and initiative are to be commended.

Though I’ve long known about this event happening, I had not planned to participate. Somewhat surprising to myself, I had elected to not even Continue reading