Where is arts entrepreneurship going, as a movement?
As art schools generate results in the form of more and more working artists, the validity of entrepreneurship within education and a creative context will become more widely accepted. Right now in higher education, there are approximately 130 colleges and universities in America developing arts entrepreneurship initiatives (more or less all popping up at once). This is a movement. The range of programs stretches from schools of note such as Juilliard and is happening, simultaneously, here and across the world.
The effects of teaching artists entrepreneurship are as follows: Continue reading
Today, in Entrepreneurship and the Hero Adventure at SMU, I had students play a game that was inspired by this article:http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2171378
Starting with a paperclip, consistently attempt to trade that value for something greater. At the end of class, we will see what you have collected. They each have only 30 minutes.
Today, someone came back with a Continue reading
“My second conclusion is that attributes of creative individuals and attributes of entrepreneurs are so similar that even attempting to define a set of predetermined characteristics is a futile exercise”. (1)
This is such a great quote and I would further add that the reason for this is that entrepreneurs are creative individuals. They are creating the “larger vision”. Where a painter might concern themselves with the realization of their creative vision Continue reading
Archetypes are character manifestations that represent certain human qualities. In theory, a well-written novel holds a sufficient complexity of archetypes, that it represents the complete personage of the author. Can that be true? Continue reading
What have you been told that “you should do” recently? Turn a deaf ear, at once.
Joseph Campbell so beautifully describes the mythic dragon that the hero faces as having two words written upon every scale. Those two words are “Thou Shalt”. This means “You should”. Think of all of the kind and well-meaning people in our lives who have begun a sentence with us, with the following words: “Hey, You know what you should do…”? Continue reading
I’ve become more comfortable with time recently.
Many of us have become accustomed to the speed at which our digital age moves. It is no wonder that so many of us have an “I want it now” mentality, concerning time.
In this past year, I have realized two long-term goals, the completion of which Continue reading