Saturday March 5, 2016: ARTS AND ENTERPRISE
We will look at the virtues and drawback of pairing arts and enterprise. What is an entrepreneurial mindset? Is an entrepreneurial approach detrimental to the arts community? Can enterprise support the freedom to create or does it slowly corrode our character and slim content? We will discuss how arts organizations may embrace innovative forms such as hybrid entities or open business models.
Salvador Acevedo is first and foremost a dot connector. For over 20 years, as an executive, consultant and researcher, he has helped link the social capital of organizations with business opportunities for growth. Salvador is deeply interested in the commonalities that connect people and communities—whether they be collective experiences, shared perspectives or points of arrival—and applies those insights to develop strategies that are beyond multicultural and instead truly intercultural.
Salvador has worked with numerous educational institutions, corporations and foundations on projects ranging from consumer intelligence to organizational transformation, always with the goal of adapting practices and policies to changes in society. Being bilingual and bicultural gives him the ability to more easily recognize the common-ground bases for successful innovation and marketing solutions. He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy at Scansion Inc. | Salvador’s LinkedIn
- Paradox of Art as Work NYT by AO Scott
- Everyone is a Creative: Artists as New Economy Pioneers by Angela McRobbie
- The State of Creativity: A Look into the Otis Report on the Creative Economy (video)
- Visualizing Your Business Model (video)
- Models of Open Innovation – Wikipedia
Please reflect on the readings and video and consider these questions prior to the session:
- What took your attention?
- In what ways does the economy of arts affect the community?
- What is the effect of capitalism on the arts, how do artists morph their skills to survive?
- What does the changing face of economies mean for patrons of the arts?
Group Assignment: Prepare to share the outline and structure of your focus project with the larger group. Each group will be given 15 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for question and answer/refinement.
- You will be asked the follow questions about the project:
- Is it a product?
- Is it a relationship building enterprise?
- Is it s a communications platform, getting ideas and
- Is it something that can be scaled larger?
- Does it work best as a small venture?
- How will you measure success?
If you’d like to read further:
- Cultural Entrepreneurship by Arjo Klamer
Our long tug of war in the arts by Diane Ragsdale
Frameworks for Educating the Artist of the Future: Teaching Habits of Mind for Arts Entrepreneurship http://www.artivate.org/?p=298
- The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
- Lawrence Lessig – Hybrid Economies Wikipedia | Chapters 6 & 7
Henry Chesbrough – Open Innovation Wikipedia | Article | Article 2
- Creatives, Innovation, And Networks In Garage Punk Rock: A Case Study Of The Eruptörs
- What are the aims of direct subsidies to artists? In Jumper by Diane Ragsdale
- Ranks of the Gig Economy Swell with Mobile Workforce
- Embracing Being Hybrid The Freelancers Union
- CrossOver: How Artists Build Careers Across Commercial, Non Profit and Community Work
- How Artists Use Their Skills to Pay The Bill by Michelle Carlson
- Negotiating terms and setting precedents Art Practical
- How Musicians Really Make Music in One Long Graph by Derek Thompson
- New Business Models Future of Music Coalition
- Case for Change Capital in the Arts Nonprofit Finance Fund
- Birth and Death Rates of Arts and Cultural Organizations (ACOs), 1990-2010 Sustain Arts
- Art without Market, Art without Education: Political Economy of Art
- A Brand New World in which Men Ruled – NY Times, Jody Kantor, Dec 2014