• Cover image of Volume 12, featuring a photo of multi-color tiles in a geometric pattern on the roof of a building.

    Vol. 12

    With Volume 12, Artivate is transitioning to a rolling-publication basis. Rather than anchoring our releases in two full issues, we will now publish articles throughout the academic year as they are available. This will make the journal more timely, relevant, and responsive to our authors and growing community. To open the volume, the new coeditors offer some framing thoughts ("Editors' Introduction"). And the combined outgoing and incoming editors share reflections on the past, present, and future of the journal and the field of arts entrepreneurship ("Editorial Perspectives").
  • Spring 2023
    Vol. 11 No. 3

    In this special edition of Artivate built around the expanded field of arts entrepreneurship, guest editors Adrienne Callander and Johanna K. Taylor collect scholars’ research on ideas they see as both central and pivotal in driving the field forward. In a futurecasting glossary, past, present, and future Artivate editors gather their thinking around such ideas, exploring where and how arts entrepreneurship currently happens beyond expected models. The three articles contained in this issue explore arts entrepreneurship’s overlaps from policy to activism to philanthropy through new adaptable organizational modeling. Starting with an in-depth analysis of hybrid practice as a mode of institutional entrepreneurship, the conversation turns to a view on artist activism as a form of arts entrepreneurship, followed by a case study of the Maniobra program of cultural employment supporting artists. To culminate in this issue’s galleries, an artist showcase profiles participating artists in the Maniobra program.

  • Fall 2022
    Vol. 11 No. 2

    The articles featured in Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts 11.2 cover a wide range of topics centered around the question of the necessary conditions for the artist as creator and entrepreneur to thrive. Starting with a thought-provoking inquiry into the traditional binary stereotype of the creative entrepreneur as either hero or tragic figure, the issue then dives into an analysis of the struggles and motivations of sculpture students in Nigeria in pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities in the arts. A qualitative and quantitative study also offers insight into essential entrepreneurial skills that musicians may require in the age of digitalization. This issue ends with a review of a new book that elaborates key theories and frameworks for the development of arts entrepreneurship.

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    Spring 2022
    Vol. 11 No. 1

    Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts 11.1 explores the perspectives of higher education, artists’ careers, and gender equity. This issue features a study of the effect of the music industry’s digital revolution on higher music education, identifying the value of entrepreneurial behavior for both musicians and the programs in which they are educated; an exploration of how artists in various disciplines create economic stability through portfolio careers; and an empirical investigation into the barriers women face in their career pathways as artist entrepreneurs in the music production field. The issue also features reviews of two new books impacting the field. 

  • Fall 2021
    Vol. 10 No. 2

    In issue 10.2 of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, we feature a new metric that can estimate the effectiveness of training programs of arts incubators based on the geospatial distribution of their participants, a study of the construct of entrepreneurial orientation that finds arts managers value collaboration over competitive aggressiveness, an exploration of universities as catalysts for creative entrepreneurship, an evaluation of the policy value of creative economy reports, and a case study of effectual entrepreneurship through the lens of sustainability. The issue also includes two reviews of books highlighting the effects of economic practices on the well-being of artist entrepreneurs. We’re pleased to publish a broad range of articles that exemplify the breadth and depth of our growing field.

  • Spring 2021
    Vol. 10 No. 1

    This issue of Artivate marks our tenth year of publication. Over the past decade, Artivate has continued its evolution in parallel with the growing field of arts entrepreneurship. We’re thrilled with the journal’s continued growth and success as evidenced by increased interest, submissions, and rigor. In this issue, we feature a turnkey pedagogical strategy for teaching arts entrepreneurship to undergraduates, an exploration of the disconnect between artists’ practice of entrepreneurship and evaluations of them as productive members of their communities, and an examination of how fans and artists define a practice of cultural entrepreneurship to overcome both scarcity and repression. These articles reflect the evolution and maturation of our field and the broad lines of inquiry that arts entrepreneurship now enables.

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    Fall 2020
    Vol. 9 No. 2

    This special edition of Artivate, assembled by guest editor Monika Herzig, contains four articles that explore arts entrepreneurship education. The research in each article was presented at the 2020 New. Not Normal symposium hosted by the Center for Cultural Affairs at Indiana University in conjunction with the Leveraging Creativity virtual conference. In these pages are an exploration of the successful transdisciplinary integration of an arts entrepreneurship curriculum into the wider curriculum at a liberal arts college, findings on the impact of teacher-created learning environments on experiential education, an examination of entrepreneurship skills acquisition by craft artists in a legacy city operating outside of an academic setting, and a jazz-based case study on the role of improvisational training in entrepreneurship pedagogy.

  • Spring 2020
    Vol. 9 No. 1

    In the newest issue of Artivate, we open with thoughts on COVID-19 and the challenges facing artists and the arts community as the disease takes lives and turns others upside down. We're also eager to press forward despite the challenges and welcome you to an exciting two-part publication that features a special section dedicated to understanding arts entrepreneurship in Detroit, assembled by guest editors Susan Badger Booth and Mark Clague. Here you'll find coverage on the city's perpetual renaissance in the context COVID-19; a report on music venues, neighborhood history, and arts placemaking; a contemporary story of what has been called "the most accessible orchestra on the planet"; and a review of the recently published Canvas Detroit. In part two of our spring 2020 issue, we bring you a range of articles focused on arts entrepreneurship in Ghana, Canada, and the United States, highlighting the latest in research and analysis by arts entrepreneurship scholars across the academy.

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