About the Journal

Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Aims & Scope

Artivate disseminates new thinking and perspectives on arts entrepreneurship theory, practice, and pedagogy. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research at the intersection of artistic expression and entrepreneurial action, welcoming theoretical, applied, and creative inquiry.

The editors of Artivate understand “arts entrepreneurship” as the pursuit of creative and expressive opportunity beyond the resources at hand. This can manifest as both (1) entrepreneurship aimed at creating artistic, cultural, or aesthetic value alongside other forms of value creation; and (2) the application of artistic methodologies, ontologies, and habits of mind to the process of entrepreneurship. We understand entrepreneurship as a process, orientation, and practice employed by individuals, teams, organizations, public agencies, communities, cities, states, and countries.

Author Jane Hirshfield defines a poem as “a cup of words filled past its brim, carrying meanings beyond its own measurable capacity.” Arts entrepreneurship seeks a similar outcome, where the value created is larger than the sum of the assembled parts. 

The Journal aims at a broad readership across the many members of this community, including artists, founders, producers, faculty, students, scholars, policymakers, funders, investors, and other corporate, civic, and cultural actors.

Alongside contributions by more established researchers, the Journal welcomes and supports new authors to academic publishing through a commitment to timely review, specific feedback from the peer-review process, and mentorship from the co-editor team.

Publishing Schedule

Prior to August 2023, Artivate published two issues each calendar year. Beginning in August 2023, the journal transitioned to publishing articles on a rolling basis during an academic year. Each new volume opens in September and closes in June.

Open Access

Artivate is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Articles in Artivate are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

The journal does not require article processing charges or any other author fees.

Citation Indexing

Artivate is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

ISSN: 2164-7747

Arts, Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, Arts Administration, Cultural Management, Arts Policy, Nonprofit Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Evaluation, Assessment, Community Development, Economic Development, Creative Placemaking, Arts Business, Creator Economy, Maker Economy, Migrational Arts Entrepreneurship, Cross-Cultural Arts Entrepreneurship, Arts Entreprepreneurship Education, Multimodal Creative Economy