Editor's Introduction

  • Linda Essig California State University, Los Angeles
  • Gary Beckman North Carolina State University

Abstract

A new year is typically greeted with both hope and optimism of continuing success as well as new and sustained growth. The “new growth” in this issue focuses on the application of research. This edition of Artivate also continues its emerging international presence.

Author Biographies

Linda Essig, California State University, Los Angeles

Linda Essig is Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at California State University, Los Angeles. She previously was director of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, including the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship. She was the founding director of the School of Theatre and Film at ASU where she also served as Artistic Director of the school’s MainStage Season from 2004–2010. She previously served as Director of University Theatre and chair of Theatre & Drama at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, she launched Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, the first-ever research journal in the field. Her articles have been published there as well as in Cultural Trends, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Theatre Topics, Stage Directions, Theatre Design and Technology, and elsewhere. Formerly a professional lighting designer, Essig’s design for Suzan–Lori Parks’s “Venus” was part of the USA National Exhibit of Scenography at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007. She has designed for theatres throughout the country including Cleveland Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Missouri Rep, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Skylight Opera, La Mama ETC, Pioneer Theatre, and others. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on both arts entrepreneurship and lighting design, and three books: Lighting and the Design Idea, The Speed of Light: Dialogues on Lighting Design and Technological Change, and The Arizona Arts Entrepreneur Toolkit. At ASU, Essig taught courses in Arts Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, and Arts Policy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators.

Gary Beckman, North Carolina State University
Dr. Gary D. Beckman is Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts where he developed and administers the nation’s first and largest campus-wide Arts Entrepreneurship Minor.   Before arriving at NC State, he developed the nation’s first Music Entrepreneurship Minor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Music. In addition to recently being honored with the naming of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education’s research impact award, he also co-founded and co-edited the world’s first academic journal on arts entrepreneurship education, edited the field’s first essay collection, “Disciplining the Arts: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Context” and co-founded the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (societyaae.org).   Dr. Beckman earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from The University of Texas at Austin, a M.A. in Musicology from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in Music from the University of Southern Maine. At UT Austin, he was principal investigator of the first nation-wide study of arts entrepreneurship efforts in higher education, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.   His articles on the topic of arts entrepreneurship, arts leadership education and Intellectual Entrepreneurship have appeared in Planning for Higher EducationSymposiumMetropolitan Universities JournalArts Education Policy ReviewThe Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society and various essay collections.
Published
2014-01-01
Section
Editorials