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2015 survey on International Entrepreneurship in the Arts

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies IFACCA is offering online the 2015 survey on International Entrepreneurship in the Arts D’Art 48 which presents the results of a 2015 survey on International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, disseminated among its members.

IFACCA dart48

D’Art 48: International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, source:

The report has a list of examples of government support for international entrepreneurship in the arts which is quite limited but might be of use to some professionals. See page 10.

I can’t really tell how useful is this data as it comes from different professionals and seems based on estimations of those respondents rather than proven data but I invite you to check on your own.

For more info, click here.




New Arts Incubator in Georgetown, USA

Last April, a historic property in Georgetown, DC, USA, the Fillmore School, has been sold to the S&R Foundation, which plans to turn it into an arts incubator, according to a news release from the foundation. The news release says “S&R Foundation, a nonprofit supporting talented individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, intends to use the building as an arts incubator, which will serve as a platform to grow talented artists in the fields of fine, visual and performing arts, maintaining the educational use of the building and its place as part of the vibrant arts landscape in the nation’s capital.”

There are more and more arts and cultural incubators sprouting all over the world in the past years, especially since more and more governments are recognizing the economic benefits of the arts professions. Yet, I am very skeptical on how those systems can or will be able to empower cultural entrepreneurs in their local communities. There are more of those news to be shared in upcoming posts. Stay tuned.

More info, click here.

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Power Shift – Becoming an Artist Entrepreneur

Last September 2014, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, a series of talks was launched with an interesting first talk: “Power Shift– Becoming an Artist Entrepreneur”.

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

The event includes talks and professional development activities for artists and designers looking to brand, build, and grow their creative enterprises.

More info here and upcoming talks in this series here.


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