Declare your Minor in Arts Management or Arts Entrepreneurship

Want to declare your minor in Arts Entrepreneurship or Arts ManagementStudents planning for lemonade contest

Now you can download the form and email it to Abigail Smith directly. It’s that simple.

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Bridge the Gap Chamber Players and Sarah Israel

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This post features Sarah Israel and Bridge the Gap Chamber Players. Bridge the Gap started at SMU in 2011. Among other studies, Sarah is an Arts Management minor in the department of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at Meadows School of the Arts, SMU.

If you would like to contribute to Bridge the Gap Chamber Players, you can do so at:

Watch Sarah’s video by clicking the image to the right.

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Student Arts Entrepreneur: Sterling Gavinski & The Happy Alright

Imagine finding a balance between having a college education, family, friends, and a frequently touring band. Sterling Gavinski is the founder, vocalist and guitarist of Dallas pop punk trio The Happy Alright, a band that has been playing shows for almost four years. The band has performed across the U.S., everywhere from backyards to fundraising events, to the House of Blues. However, according to Gavinski, “When you’re constantly playing shows, life goes on all around you. This forces the band to be willing to re-invent musically, something we are open to since the band’s influences span from hardcore punk music to hip-hop and jazz.” This wide array of tastes sets the band Continue reading

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Arts Entrepreneur Kellam Witherington is Making a Ripple

The following is an interview with SMU student Kellam Witherington, a Business major with a focus on Marketing at Cox School of Business and a minor of Arts Entrepreneurship at Meadows School of the Arts.

Interview by Jim Hart, Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU:

Hart: Kellam, I have a series of questions for you and would like to hear more about the entrepreneurial concept you are developing. But first, knowing you have taken several Continue reading

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SMU Meadows’ Angie Reisch & The Catalyst Arts Movement

“Catalyst: a person or thing that precipitates change.”

The Catalyst Arts Movement is changing the way the diverse population of Dallas connects and thrives through the power of public art – one mural at a time. For Catalyst, the mission is simple: to inspire people to connect to art in order to ignite resilience and self-worth. Catalyst was founded by UCLA student, Cristina Girod ’17 and University of Texas at Austin student, Katherine Allen, ’18 in 2012 and quickly joined by SMU Meadows student, Angie Reisch ’18. While all three women have varied interests and are located across the country, they share a common goal of Continue reading

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Two-Time Champion: Arts Entrepreneurship Student Sam Lankford

AMAE 3387, Attracting Capital, has two contests as part of the original curriculum. Arts Entrepreneurship student Samuel Lankford won both.

Comments By SMU student Samuel Lankford:

1. Our strategy that enabled us to win The Marble Game was taking the time to sit down and think about the contacts that we had and who we knew would help us. We also realized early on that Continue reading

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Creative Entrepreneurs in the Spotlight, Interviews by Kellam Witherington

Thomas Hoeber 

Kellam: I read in your bio online that you are from NYC originally. Why the move?

Thomas Hoeber: Well yes, I was born and raised in NYC, but I moved to Canada and started working with a phyotographer up there who served as my mentor. I eventually left that business and moved to LA in 2009 to pursue my dream and Continue reading

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