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Performing Arts Entrepreneurship & Leadership Resources

Suggested resources related to performing arts entrepreneurship and leadership in U-M Libraries, at the University,

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Selected Print Resources

Beckman, Gary D., ed.
Disciplining the arts: teaching entrepreneurship in context.
ML 3795 .D47 2011 (Music)

Fitterman Radbill, Catherine.
Introduction to the music industry: an entrepreneurial approach.

Gordon, Steve R.
The future of the music business: how to succeed with the new digital technologies - a guide for artists and entrepreneurs.
ML 3790 .G67 2015 (Shapiro)

Hjorth, Daniel, and Chris Steyaert, eds.
Narrative and discursive approaches in entrepreneurship: a second movements in entrepreneurship book.

Kander, Diana.
All in startup: launching a new idea when everything is on the line.
HB 615 .K355 2014 (AAEL)

Kolb, Bonita M.
Entrepreneurship for the creative and cultural industries.
NX 163 .K66 2015 (Fine Arts)

Matthews, Charles H.
Innovation and entrepreneurship: a competency framework.
HB 615 .M3726 2015 (AAEL)

Munoz, J. Mark, and Julienne W. Shields, eds.
Arts and entrepreneurship.
NX 634 .A743 2018 (Fine Arts & Shapiro)

Nytch, Jeffrey.
The entrepreneurial muse: inspiring your career in classical music.
ML 3795 .N97 2018 (Music)

Rabideau, Mark.
Creating the revolutionary artist: entrepreneurship for the 21st-century musician.
ML 3795 .R3 2018 (Music)

Sabino, Anna.
Your creative career: turn your passion into a fulfilling and financially rewarding lifestyle.
NX 163 .S23 2017 (AAEL & Shapiro)

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan, and Lynne A. Sessions, eds.
Case studies in cultural entrepreneurship: how to create relevant and sustainable institutions.
AM 11 .C37 2015 (Hatcher)

Varbanova, Lidia.
International entrepreneurship in the arts.
NX 634 .V37 2017 (AAEL)

Selected Online Resources

U-M Library: Entrepreneurship Databases

Artivate: a journal of entrepreneurship in the arts. (E-journal)

Center for Entrepreneurship - Provides active learning experiences to all students and faculty at U-M through classes and programs designed to help individuals become better prepared to identify and act on opportunities to solve problems in any organization, or entrepreneurial endeavor.

Innovate Blue - U-M hub for entrepreneurship and innovation works to help turn ideas into action by supporting, connecting, and expanding the Michigan entrepreneurial network and community.

ArtsEngine - Aims to inspire, foster, and strengthen intellectual collisions and durable collaborative practices driven by the arts, design, engineering, and technology to fully maximize the potential of students and faculty on U-M's North Campus.

MPowered Entrepreneurship - A student-sponsored organization striving to bring together a community of driven and passionate U-M students and provide them with a platform to push themselves out of their comfort zone, give back to the entrepreneurial community, and grow both professionally and as leaders.

StartUM Entrepreneurship - A student-run startup incubator where students work through every step of the entrepreneurial process, from ideation to funding.

Edward Ginsberg Center - Aims to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good.

Detroit Entrepreneurship Network - Network of U-M students mentoring high school students that share a passion for entrepreneurship and the revival of Detroit.

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) - Works to advance the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in global society.

Michigan Nonprofit Association - Statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the diverse nonprofit sector through advocacy, training, and resources.

Culture Source - Member association for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Southeast Michigan that seeks to advance the work of organizations that cultivate creative and cultural expression in the region.

NEA Art Works Blog - Aims to enrich public understanding of what art is and how art works in communities through artist interviews, spotlights on NEA-supported and other projects, guest posts, and other content. The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that provides funding and support through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts.

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Rising Leaders Program - Personal development initiative committed to the advancement of Michigan's arts leaders offered by the state of Michigan's lead agency charged with developing arts and culture policy and grantmaking in collaboration with a wide variety of public and private sector partners.

Entrepreneurship in the Arts - Website presenting different approaches to the concept of entrepreneurship, as well as various perspectives on the relationship between the producer and consumer in the arts.

Community Resource Exchange - Nonprofit consulting firm that seeks to provide strategies and tools needed to build sustainable, high-performing organizations that improve people’s lives and drive social change through partnerships with nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies.

New York Foundation for the Arts: Entrepreneurship Resources - Resources from an organization that works to empower artists by providing them with complete and accurate information about awards, services and publications for individual artists and art professionals that will facilitate their artistic work.

Ann Arbor SCORE - Organization of experienced business owners and managers in the greater Ann Arbor area who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help potential and existing small business owners achieve success.