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Our Mission

The Department of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU seeks to equip its creatively minded students with entrepreneurial skills so that they increase their chances of sustainable income and so that graduates serve as the principle driving force Continue reading

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Simpatico: Artists and Entrepreneurs

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? What does it mean to be an artist?

To be an entrepreneur means you take risk for an idea you are passionate about in the hopes of making a living.

What does it mean to be an artist? It is to express oneself, one’s passion, taking risk with the hope of making a living.

To be an entrepreneur, one must understand their value and who they serve.

To be an artist, one creates value for others.

Entrepreneurs serve customers.

Artists serve Continue reading

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USASBE Entrepreneurship Conference Win!

Julienne Shields of Millikin University, Jim Hart of SMU and Tony Mendes, 2014 President of USASBE. Not pictured: Megan Carpenter of Texas A&M.

SMU’s Director of Arts Entrepreneurship, Jim Hart, won USASBE Spark!, a contest for impactful entrepreneurial exercises. Hart received first place out of approximately fifty entries and received a cash prize of $750.

At the same conference, Hart, in collaboration with Julienne Shields of Millikin University and Megan Carpenter of Texas A&M, the special interest groups of Arts Entrepreneurship, Law and Public Policy, won the award for Best Workshop at the conference (Legal Issues for Arts Entrepreneurs).

USASBE stands for United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and is the largest private conference of its type in the world.

Hart, serves as a co-chair of the Arts Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group (SIG).

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AMAE Student Allison Beck’s Article

Allison Beck, Meadows and AMAE student, had her article “On the Path toward Arts Management” published in the SMU campus paper on April 12. Allison had this to say about Meadows’ faculty and Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship classes: Continue reading

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Interview with Nancy Clearly, Entrepreneur

What do you do?

I am the founder and CEO of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. I also act as publisher and serve as graphic designer and publicist.

Why did you decide to start this kind of activity?

I started a publishing company to make residual income and to Continue reading

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Interview with Michelle Dyer, Entrepreneur

What are Survival Jobs?

This site is a resource for actors, so they are able to pay the rent while following their dreams!

This site has listings and advice for non-acting work, which are often referred to as Survival Jobs. Continue reading

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Interview with Jacob Breedan, Entrepreneur

What is Process Art House?

Process Art House is family owned, artist operated, and artist centered. We are a consulting firm and gallery located in Downtown Amarillo. PAH specializes in solving a variety of problems for businesses of all sizes and people from all walks of life.

PAH’s mission is to Continue reading

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Interview with Cameron Thornton – Musician/ Producer

So first tell me more about what you are doing currently and what inspired you to do music?

 

Well this summer I started my own record label called VLLN Records, and right now we’re currently setting up our main studio and preparing our website to be out in December. So between that, working on my first album, and executive producing other Continue reading

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