Autumn Langston and the Creative Entrepreneurs

The following three interviews were conducted by Autumn Langston, SMU student of music therapy and arts entrepreneurship.

Kathleen Coleman

 Kathleen Coleman, MMT, MT-BC has been a music therapist for 36 years.  Over the course of her career, she transitioned from contracting with school districts to owning a private practice and a co-founding a business called Prelude Music Therapy with Betsey King, Ph.D., MT-BC.  When asked if she started with Continue reading

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Daniela Aguin Interviews Creative Entrepreneurs

The following interviews were conducted by Daniela Aguin. The goal was to identify if creative entrepreneurs began with a business plan and if they think plans are necessary.

Mousumi Tanha

What was the name of your company?

-“It was Ruptan…which is a combination of my sister’s first name and my last name. It was located in North Dakota”.

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

-“I did not have a business plan…not really…it was a clothing business…I got the idea at a party when people were talking about clothes and jewelry and it came to my mind, “why don’t I Continue reading

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Rosie Roberson Interviews Creative Entrepreneurs

Gavin Mulloy gavin-mulloy

Creative Director of Bomb Factory & Trees

Live Music Venues

Did you have a business plan when you started your business? 


Yes.

Do you think business plans are necessary for entrepreneurship? 


I don’t think anything’s necessary [for entrepreneurship], but I think they are almost required. Like I’ve seen people succeed without them, but I think Continue reading

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Creative Entrepreneurs: Plans and Planning

Brittany Harrington-Smith, the founder of the Breaking Winds Bassoonbrittany-harrington-smithQuartet

1.Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

No, we didn’t. Basically, we did it for fun. Then we started getting popular, and we thought, oh, we can build something here. Basically, everything we’ve ever done has Continue reading

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Lauren Morgan Interviews 3 Creative Entrepreneurs

Satori Ananda satori-ananda

Satori Ananda (Chief of staff at War Media & Co-Founder of Social Werk), did not have a business plan when she became an entrepreneur. Like many arts entrepreneurs have explained, the purpose behind having a business plan is Continue reading

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Kendall Kramer in the Field

 

Ryan Reed ryan-pic

Ryan Reed graduated from Southern Methodist University and is the co-founder of Visual Voice Media. Visual Voice Media is a video production company that both Ryan and Michael Gonzales started. They do just about Continue reading

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Caroline Betts with Michael Reese, Barbara Roberson, Steve Deitz

 

Michael Reese, Founder of Jack Mason Brandmichaelreese

About 4 years ago, Reese and his business partner Craig Carter started their own watch and leather goods company out of Deep Ellum, Texas. In just a few short years Continue reading

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3 Creative Entrepreneurs on the Validity of Plans

 

 

Justin Nygren justinnygren

Co-founder of ArtLoveMagic and The Grove

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

For ArtLoveMagic, we did not. For The Grove, we did. A lot of it was based on the experience that my business partner Ken had in New Haven [developing a Grove there].   Knowing how they grew and what the response was there allowed us to Continue reading

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Creative Entrepreneurs: Eva Brandys, Al Poppino, Dodie Jacobi

Eva Brandys eva-brandys

Owner of Park Cities School of Music and Lakewood Conservatory

Eva Brandys is a Southern Methodist University graduate with a focus in Piano and Music Pedagogy. She also hired me to teach voice and piano to some of her students at her Park Cities location. Continue reading

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New Audiences, Memorization and Funding: Gerald Klickstein

Nov. 14, 2016, 12-4pm

Workshops by Gerald Klickstein, SMU, Meadows School, O’Donnell Hall gerald-klickstein1200x800

12:00-12:50

Grant Writing Strategies that Succeed

Organizations worldwide offer funding for artists to develop and present their work, yet many artists lack effective strategies to access such grant programs. This session provides artists and arts faculty with essential know-how to discover funders, design fundable projects, construct budgets, and author winning grant proposals. A concise grant-writing guide and sample budget will be provided.

1:00-1:50

Creating (Arts) Events that Attract New Audiences

As attendance dwindles at many established arts institutions, it’s crucial that aspiring arts professionals learn to attract new audiences. In this workshop, Gerald Klickstein presents a practical framework to inspire and design arts presentations that appeal to diverse people. We’ll uncover avenues to make our work relevant to contemporary audiences and to stand out from other artists in our genres. Participants view notable programs developed by emerging artists, draft programing ideas of their own and receive feedback on the spot. Continue reading

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