Bloomington, IN. – The Center for Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that a special issue in the journal Artivate has been published. The Fall 2020 issue features informative research from Leveraging Creativity, the research conference we hosted this summer for our Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab program. The four articles in this issue explore a variety of topics related to arts entrepreneurship education.
The article titled “Reframing the Arts within the Liberal Arts Community” from Sarah Archino, Marta Lanier, and Ross McClain explores the integration of an arts entrepreneurship curriculum into the wider curriculum at a liberal arts college. Their approach positions “arts as a central component in the creation of an entrepreneurial mindset with benefits for students throughout campus.” Ben Toscher’s article, “Blank Canvas” investigates the impacts of teacher-created learning environments on how students exercise personal agency and behave exploratively as arts entrepreneurs. Aparna Katre conducted an exploratory study, titled “Self-Directed Learning on the Runway to Crafts Entrepreneurship,” following the cases of three crafts entrepreneurs in their journey from artisans to entreprepreneurs. She shares the findings from exploring their experiences and the implications this might have for other crafts entrepreneurs along with guidance for next steps to move the field forward. The fourth article comes from the guest editor of this issue and O’Neill lecturer Monika Herzig. Her article, “Anyone Can Improvise” is a case study of the entrepreneurial efforts of three key jazz musicians from the 20th century. She documents the role of improvisational training on the teaching of creativity and entrepreneurship.
More on this special issue can be found here.