The mission of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts is to disseminate new thinking and perspectives on arts entrepreneurship theory, practice, and pedagogy.
The editors are committed to publishing research-based articles and case studies of interest to scholars, artists, and students in the areas of entrepreneurship theory as applied to the arts; arts entrepreneurship education; arts management; arts and creative industries; public policy and the arts; the arts in community and economic development; nonprofit leadership; social entrepreneurship in or using the arts; evaluation and assessment; public practice in the arts.
Artivate is published twice yearly, summer and winter, in an online format. The editors are particularly interested in articles that actively link theory with practice in ways that will be of interest and impact to the broad cross-section of the Journal’s readership. Self-reflective studies from arts entrepreneurs and empirical research from scholars are equally welcome. We are interested in supporting the growth of our nascent discipline and also welcome debut articles from emerging scholars.
Our editorial board is drawn from diverse disciplines at the nexus of entrepreneurship and the arts. These distinguished colleagues review and recommend articles submitted for consideration and we thank them in advance for their hard work and dedication.
Artivate was originally published by The Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, but is now published by the University of Arkansas Press.
ARTIVATE: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Volume 1 Number 1 -- Table of Contents:
“Artivate Volume 1, Number 1: Table of Contents” p. i.
“Arts Entrepreneurship” by Gary D. Beckman and Linda Essig, p. 1-8.
“What’s in a Name?: Typifying Artist Entrepreneurship in Community Based Training” by Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, p. 9-24.
“The Case of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble: An Illustration of Entrepreneurial Theory in an Artistic Setting” by Jeffrey Nytch, p. 25-34.
“Shattering the Myth of the Passive Spectator: Entrepreneurial Efforts to Define and Enhance Participation in ‘Non-Participatory’ Arts” by Clayton Lord, p. 35-49.
ARTIVATE: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Volume 1 Number 2 -- Table of Contents:
“Editor’s Introduction” by Gary D. Beckman, p. 1.
“Artivate Volume 1, Number 2: Table of Contents” p. 51.
“Infusing Entrepreneurship Within Non-Business Disciplines: Preparing Artists and Others for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship” by Joseph S. Roberts, p. 53-63.
“Frameworks for Educating the Artist of the Future: Teaching Habits of the Mind for Arts Entrepreneurship” by Linda Essig, p. 65-77.
“Dostoevsky’s ‘The Grand Inquisitor’: Adding an Ethical Component to the Teaching of Non-Market Entrepreneurship” by Gordon E. Shockley and Peter M. Frank, p. 79-91
ARTIVATE: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Volume 2 Number 3 -- Table of Contents:
“Artivate Volume 2 Number 3: Table of Contents”
“Editors’ Introduction” Linda Essig and Gary D. Beckman, p. 1-2.
“Situated Cultural Entrepreneurship” by Johan Kolsteeg, p. 3-13.
“Culture Coin: A Commons-Based, Complementary Currency for the Arts and its Impact on Scarcity, Virtue, Ethics, and the Imagination” by Vijay Mathew and Polly Carl, p. 14-29.
“Barriers to Recognizing Arts Entrepreneurship Education as Essential to Professional Arts Training” by Jason C. White, p. 28-39.
The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists, & the Future by Arlene Goldbard” reviewed by Stephani Etheridge Woodson, p. 40-42
ARTIVATE: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Volume 3 Number 1 -- Table of Contents:
“Artivate Volume 3 Number 1: Table of Contents”
“Editors’ Introduction” by Gary Beckman and Linda Essig, p. 1-2.
“The ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’ in Creative and Performing Arts Higher Education in Australia” by Vikki Pollard and Emily Wilson, p. 3-22.
“Social Bricolage in Arts Entrepreneurship: Building a Jazz Society from Scratch” by Stephen B. Preece, p. 23-34.
“Placemaking and Social Equity: Expanding the Framework of Creative Placemaking” by Debra Webb, p. 35-48.
“Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life” edited by Lynn Book and David Peter Phillips, reviewed by Susan Badger Booth, p. 49-50.
“Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development” edited by Michael Rushton with a foreword by Rocco Landesman, reviewed by Mark A. Hager, p. 51-53.
ARTIVATE: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Volume 3 Number 2 -- Table of Contents:
“Editor's Introduction to Volume 3, Number 2” by Linda Essig and Joseph Roberts, p. 1-2.
“How Is Damien Hirst a Cultural Entrepreneur?” by Marisa Enhuber, p. 3-20.
“Responding to the Needs and Challenges of Arts Entrepreneurs: An Exploratory Study of Arts Entrepreneurship in North Carolina Higher Education” by Dianne H.B. Welsh, Tamaki Onishi, Ruth H. DeHoog, and Sumera Syed, p. 21-37.
“Daily Blogging for a Year: A "Lean" Pathway to Launching a Web-based Business” by Julia Griffey, p. 39-50.
“Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz: How Business Innovators are Helping to Build a More Sustainable World” by David Grayson, Melody McLaren, and Heiko Spitzeck, Foreword by John Elkington, p. 51-53
ARTIVATE: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Volume 4 Number 1 -- Table of Contents:
“Artivate Volume 4 Number 1: Table of Contents”
“Editor’s Introduction” by Joseph Roberts, p.1.
“Perspectives on Arts Entrepreneurship Part 1” by Andrew Taylor, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, and Linda Essig, p. 3-7.
“Creativities, Innovation, And Networks In Garage Punk Rock: A Case Study Of The Eruptörs” by Gareth Dylan Smith and Alex Gillett, p. 9-24.
“Creative Toronto: Harnessing The Economic Development Power Of Arts & Culture” by Shoshanah B.D. Goldberg-Miller, p. 25-48.
“Performing Policy: How Contemporary Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U.S. Artists for the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave)” by Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, review by Neville Vakharia, p. 49-52.
Over the 2000s, Toronto initiated and instituted a process of cultivating itself as a creative city. Entrepreneurial city visionaries found that in order to enter the global market, their planning had to be strategic. This paper explores how Toronto’s policy entrepreneurs used planning, partnerships, and an expanded definition of economic development to create a “Cultural Camelot.” In addition to competing on the financial and revenue-generating fronts, a coalition of cross-sector leaders took on the challenge of fostering a livable city with a deep social ethos imbued within a variety of dimensions of urban life. This new focus gave Toronto the chance establish itself as a center for innovation, which strengthened urban cultural capital and helped promote the strategic agenda of becoming a competitor in the creative economy sector. Investment in research and creative city strategic planning, coupled with the allocation of financial and human capital resources across a variety of industries, served to encourage creativity, promote culture and competitiveness, and drive economic development.
The two authors are members of punk rock trio the Eruptörs. Both also teach in higher education – one in popular music, and the other in management and marketing. Writing from experience in the Eruptörs, we present a case study of the band, and draw on theoretical perspectives from our respective, intersecting fields to explore the Eruptörs’ entrepreneurship, collaborations, networks, and creativities in the “DIY” underground punk rock scene. The paper provides cross-disciplinary insights into internal and external cultures of the Eruptörs. Proposing this as a teaching case, the authors conclude that students, scholars, and practitioners in music education, popular music studies, and related disciplines and fields involving entrepreneurship could benefit from engaging in reflexive and entrepreneurial practice which explores and incorporates ideas, models, and syntheses discussed in this paper.
As the first peer reviewed research journal in the field of arts entrepreneurship, Artivate: A Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship takes its role as a framer of the discourse in and around arts entrepreneurship seriously. To advance that discourse, in addition to the articles and book reviews that have been regular features of Artivate, we have invited members of our editorial board and staff to contribute short think pieces. For these pieces we asked contributors to consider open-ended questions to which they could respond in whole or in part: what is their position in relation to arts entrepreneurship; how is arts entrepreneurship situated in relation to other disciplines or fields; what are the problems we are grappling with as scholars, practitioners, teachers, and artists; and what are the research questions we are attempting to answer individually or as a field? Following, you will find responses from: Andrew Taylor, Associate Professor of arts management at American University; Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of performance as public practice at UT-Austin and author of Performing Policy (reviewed in this issue); and Artivate’s publisher and co-editor, Linda Essig, Evelyn Smith Professor and director of the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State.