Guest Editors' Introduction


  • Adrienne Callander University of Arkansas
  • Johanna K. Taylor Arizona State University


Author Biographies

Adrienne Callander, University of Arkansas

Adrienne Callander is an Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas. She researches, practices, and teaches at the intersection of art, entrepreneurship, and social practice. Her recent solo exhibitions include Fieldwork (2023), #littlesweaterhug: reckoning and reconciliation (2020), and Kindred (2020). Her publications include “Engaged Dissent: Entrepreneurship and Critique in the Institutional Practice of Three Contemporary Artists” (The Oxford Handbook of Arts and Cultural Management, 2024), “Fayetteville Roots” (Case Studies on Arts Entrepreneurship, 2023), “Liminal Spaces: A Review of the Art in Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship in Art” (Small Business Economics, Callander & Cummings 2021), and “Artmaking as Entrepreneurship: Effectuation and Emancipation in Artwork Formation” (Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, 2019). Callander received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, her Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her BA in History from Reed College.

Johanna K. Taylor, Arizona State University

Dr. Johanna K. Taylor is an Associate Professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Her work is grounded in a core value of art as a catalyzing force in advancing justice in daily life, and her research explores questions of cultural equity through the intersection of art, community, policy, and place. The book The Art Museum Redefined: Power, Opportunity, and Community Engagement (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020) explores museums disrupting organizational hierarchies by sharing decision making power with artists and communities.

She is co-founder of CAIR Lab, a creative collective dedicated to building more just places through arts-led, cross-sectoral collaboration through co-creation and experimentation. As an arts administrator and curator, she has worked at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, BRIC Arts|Media, and A Blade of Grass and was an embedded evaluator within Future IDs at Alcatraz, a year-long series on Alcatraz Island led by artist Gregory Sale centering stories of personal transformation to reimagine criminal justice. She is a curatorial advisor at borderless, a media platform connecting local communities globally around social justice goals through pop culture. Before ASU, she was a Creative Cities Fellow at Stanford University.




How to Cite

Callander, A., & Taylor, J. K. (2023). Guest Editors’ Introduction. Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, 11(3).




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