Inspiring Soulful Communities

Connecting Arts Entrepreneurship Education and Community Development Via Creative Placemaking

  • Kevin Wilson Arizona State University
  • Roger Mantie Arizona State University

Abstract

Due to its focus on business topics such as entrepreneurship and management, AEE has generally been focused on economic motivations and market-driven rationales (Beckman, 2007; Manjon & Guo, 2015). The same holds true for the community development field (Phillips, 2003). This article examines an interdisciplinary collaboration between courses in two disparate units of the university: music and community development. Creative placemaking activities are presented as pedagogical tools for connecting AEE and community development goals.  At the heart of the experiences described was a desire to extend beyond the dominant paradigm of both AEE and community development in relation to economic development of the individual (AEE) and collective (community development).  In so doing, it is suggested that these projects represent a soulful approach to learning and community building (Westoby, 2016; Westoby & Dowling, 2009) via creative placemaking.

Author Biographies

Kevin Wilson, Arizona State University

A lifelong learner dedicated to: 1) quality education; 2) research highlighting human potential and growth; and 3)co-creation of environments for individuals to re-cognize and for community to thrive. 

Roger Mantie, Arizona State University

Roger Mantie, assistant professor of music education in the School of Music, recently published a study in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education entitled, "Music Participation and Nonparticipation of Nonmajors on College Campuses. Together with Jay Dorfman, a former colleague at Boston University, Mantie used a unique crowdsourcing method to gather data on the recreational music interests of students on 28 college campuses across the United States. The study provides analyses on a number of variables, helping to advance understanding of music learning, teaching and participation.

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Published
2017-07-03
Section
Articles