Arts, entrepreneurship, and crowdfunding subject of new Small Business Economics special issue


Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN. – A second special issue has been released as a result of the Leveraging Creativity research conference held last June by the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab program.

Guest edited by CCA director Doug Noonan and published in Small Business Economics, this issue advances the entrepreneurship literature through a collection of articles that explore the entrepreneurial roles, natures, and practices of artists. These articles address fundamental questions about the roles of creativity, entrepreneurship, and psychology as well as more applied questions about the use and implications of online crowd funding platforms and how arts entrepreneurs adapt to their experiences and environments. The excellent work by the contributors to this special issue contributes to the literature with rigorous scholarship and set the stage for more to come.