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


A New Renaissance? And Tip

Is this fastest of developing artistic disciplines, Arts Entrepreneurship, potentially leading us towards a new Renaissance?

I’m getting Google reports on Arts Entrepreneurship feeds, which are coming in from all around the world. I see Dr. Dre contributing towards the cause at USC, Harvard and MIT are exploring initiatives too and Juilliard has launched a music entrepreneurship program. Approximately 130 colleges and universities are simultaneously developing AE initiatives, seemingly at once. What I see is that this realization Continue reading

Synthesizing Talents to Create a Niche

Does entrepreneurship sound like a viable option for you? What will you create and who or what will you serve? Here are some tips towards discovering what that might be and how to begin amassing your personalized audience of choice, which has potential to become a long-term support base for you, specifically, as an artist and entrepreneur.

1. People generally like to Continue reading

A Typical Entrepreneurial Mistake

Entrepreneurs often encounter problems in their startup process when they do not understand the revenue drivers. What is making the money for the business? Specifically, what is bringing cash in hand–not debt, not payments coming in a month, not credit, but cash in hand? For the success of any business, it is important that the entrepreneur understands how cash flows through their business. Once this is established, credit and other payment methods can be developed. Cash is King.

Jim Hart

Artists: Natural Entrepreneurs?

“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

How Big is Yours?

Once upon a time, Acting was my great life passion. At that time, I could not possibly conceive that I would be anything other than a film actor of great acclaim. Another possibility for career pursuits, in my mind, was inconceivable. Or so I thought.

It was when I realized that I had potential, talent and interest as a director, that I began to understand the concept of a larger vision.

An actor has to focus on Continue reading

Art Through The Lens Of War


Performing artists who desire to make a living from their original creations, will inevitably interact with the market. In this respect, art becomes a business and business is often compared to war. It is no wonder that many business schools recommend Sun Tzu’s classic “The Art of War”. The principles are very similar. The following will illustrate. Continue reading