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This is a list of seventy + currently-identified Meadows and/or Arts Entrepreneurship students who are offering services in the market. There are more, which I plan to add to this list over time. This list includes independent contractors and sole proprietors, LLC’s and nonprofits. Please take a moment to click-through a sampling of their websites and see how dynamic and entrepreneurial our creatives and artists are at Meadows School of the Arts.
In the Arts Entrepreneurship minor, students take a number of important required classes, one of which is AMAE 4390 or “Developing an Arts Venture Plan.” In this capstone class, students learn to ideate (come up with original entrepreneurial concepts), strategize (have a plan of action) and take action. Business plans, as students learn in this class, are antiquated documents the moment they are created. The paper document is not what is so important. Rather, the Continue reading
Artists must concern themselves with value, just as any other type of entrepreneur.
However, for the artist, they are not judging their creation by how much money they make alone (usually), but the impact their work has in their own lives (as an expression) and the lives of others (how it makes others think, feel, act). Artists must concern themselves with intrinsic value.
Intrinsic value is Continue reading
Ryan is the founder of a new app that supports promotion and an easy way to find creative partners or building teams for projects. Ryan has been working on the PartnerUp App for over a year now and is finally to the point of releasing his app to the market.
Me: Did you have a business plan when you started your business?
Ryan: Yes, it was a very rough draft of what a proper business plan would look like at first, but it provided Continue reading
In the following interviews, SMU student Tyler Kowalske explores whether business plans are necessary for creative endeavors and whether the creatives began with one when they started.
Javier Mejia is a photographer and creative entrepreneur and was just featured in the Raw Festival in Dallas.
Did you have a business plan when you started?
When Javier first became a photographer, it was a complete accident. Javier happened to be at a conference where the photographer didn’t show up so someone handed him a camera and told him he would be the photographer for Continue reading
The following are three interviews with creative entrepreneurs and analysis, each conducted by SMU student Thomas Beckham. Interviews took place in the course Developing an Arts Venture Plan and were conducted to hear from the field, perceive if business plans are necessary and further develop network connections.
DJ / EDM Producer – ALXNDR has previously opened for Marshmello and JAUZ in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at The NoWhere Beach Club. He will also be opening for Knife Party at The Hard Rock in Las Vegas.
Did you have a business plan when you started your business?
“No I didn’t. Opportunities in the music industry are based off chance and networking skill. It is hard to force opportunities in Continue reading