Author Archives: James Hart

Speed Dating Market Feedback

Check out this short video of SMU Arts Entrepreneurship students engaging in Speed Dating Market Feedback. 

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Useful Advice for Arts Entrepreneurs

1. Never sacrifice quality in your artistic work. Quality must be priority for the sake of value. Keep your skills sharp; unused skills rust like farm tools in the rain. 2. You can profit and commit a social good concurrently. This … Continue reading

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Here’s a great resource for arts entrepreneurs: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Jim Hart

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Creative Destruction and the Status Quo

The “status quo” is what currently exists in way of a situation or the “current state of affairs.” It is the norm, the everyday. However, the status quo is constantly evolving and what exists as the status quo now, did … Continue reading

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Arts Entrepreneurship Games for the Classroom

Jim Hart, Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU, has created a new website of Arts Entrepreneurship Games. Games are a means of teaching arts entrepreneurship to artists, which appeal to artistic sensibilities. To see the website, go to: http://artsentrepreneurshipgames.wordpress.com A new … Continue reading

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10 Pieces of Advice for Heroic Arts Entrepreneurs

1. Have passion or don’t do it. You must believe in your own idea before any other person does. That is the first step. You must believe to effectively communicate your vision. Be passionate about it. Passion is contagious and … Continue reading

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Arts Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning

Many schools are currently developing new arts entrepreneurship programs. This article serves to encourage those schools to develop curricula founded in experience-based learning. Entrepreneurship is best learned through the process of experience, as entrepreneurship, of whichever kind (corporate, arts, social), … Continue reading

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