Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action by Linda Essig

Wen Guo - Elon University

Authors

  • Wen Guo Elon University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34053/artivate.11.1.173

Keywords:

arts entrepreneurship, neo-liberalism, sustainability, equity

Abstract

Centering around three concepts: artists, money, and entrepreneurial action, Creative Infrastructure: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action by Linda Essig elaborates on essential concepts, competing theories, and diverse perspectives of arts entrepreneurship as both a scholarly field and creative praxis. By elucidating the conundrums and complexities between the principles of the capitalist economy and the needs of artists to be flourishing, Essig uses a critical lens to free the concept of entrepreneurship and arts from the domination of the hierarchical Western-centric social and economic systems, offering a holistic, sustainable, and equitable approach to perceiving and practicing arts entrepreneurship. 

Author Biography

Wen Guo, Elon University

Wen Guo is Assistant Professor of Arts Administration in the Department of Art at Elon University. She received her PhD in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration from the Ohio State University. She studies a broad array of topics in arts administration and cultural policy with both qualitative and quantitative methods. She is a recent research fellow of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) affiliated with Indiana University, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Art Schools Network. She is the 2020-2021 Leadership Scholar and the research catalyst of the Center for Design Thinking at Elon.


She has published peer-reviewed articles in The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Studies in Art Education, Visual Inquiry, Journal of Dance Education, Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, and the American Journal of Arts Management. She currently serves as an editorial board member of the American Journal of Arts Management and a board member of the International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts.

Cover image for Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action by Linda Essig. Image is a multicolored painted circle on a textured black backround. Book text is in black.

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Published

2022-07-28

How to Cite

Guo, W. (2022). Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action by Linda Essig: Wen Guo - Elon University. Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.34053/artivate.11.1.173

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