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Callie Nelson asks, “Are Business Plans Necessary?”

The following interview series and analysis was conducted by Callie Nelson, an Arts Entrepreneurship student at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. The goal of this project was to assess if creative entrepreneurs typically start with a business … 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 … Continue reading

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Student Arts Entrepreneur: Sterling Gavinski & The Happy Alright

This summer, the band will be writing new music and continue to hit up their new nationwide fan base alongside other prominent touring acts (announcements coming soon). Sterling says, “I’m very aware that good things come as a result of hard work and discipline, and The Happy Alright is… Continue reading

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Interview: Joshua L. Peugh, Arts Entrepreneur

Joshua L. Peugh; Artistic Director and Founder of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh formerly danced with Universal Ballet Company in South Korea. He now lives in Dallas, Texas and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dark Circles … Continue reading

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Interview with Sue Buratto, Arts Entrepreneur

Sue Buratto serves as the Director of Education and the creator of the Children’s Education Program at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. 1. What role, if any, does a business plan play in building and launching an arts … Continue reading

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Teaching Arts Entrepreneurship: Attracting Capital

At SMU, we offer a course with a short title of Attracting Capital. In this course, students gain a solid understanding of legal structures, pathways towards funding and numerous other business related matters. But simultaneously, students learn through a process … Continue reading

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Student Marquelle Power Interviews Raul Magdaleno

The following interview is part of a class assignment for Entrepreneurship and the Hero Adventure at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts. Each interview has been conducted and created by students for this course, which celebrates those heroes in our communities. Heroism, for the purpose … Continue reading

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Living Heroically

What’s a Hero? A hero is an individual who serves a cause that is bigger than just oneself. Common qualities of heroism are: Meaning: Meaning has a way of

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