In training students to be Arts Entrepreneurs, it is vital that one never lose sight of the artistic component.
Our talents and tools (techniques) rust like farm tools left out in the rain, if not consistently used. If we go an extended period of time without working as an artist, we are doing ourself and instrument a disservice. We must always keep our skills sharp and, therefore, must always be working.
When one knows how to create original work, one can always be working.
Jim Hart is the Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU.