Category Archives: Tips

3 Arts Entrepreneurs on Business Plans

Filmmaker/Teacher Cameron Watson Q:   Did you have a business plan when you started your business? CW:   I started in the business as an actor and then later segued into writing/directing and producing. As an actor, starting out, I did not … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Start a Movement

At Meadows School of the Arts, we encourage our students to “Start a Movement.” This is not just an inspirational slogan, but also a meaningful challenge. This post explores How to Start a Movement. Students are taught how to start a … Continue reading

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TCG posts Arts Entrepreneurs’ Thoughts on Audience

Theatre Communications Group, producer of American Theatre Magazine is, arguably, America’s most important theatre organization. In this conversation, Jim Hart, Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at Meadows School of the Arts, SMU and Chad Leslie, international theatre director and Resident Artistic Director … Continue reading

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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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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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Tips Before Launching an Arts Venture

The following are some tips to consider before launching an arts venture. If you could create anything, regardless of financial cost, what would you create? It can be as large as you can dream. It can be a stadium opening, starring … Continue reading

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