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Cultural Entrepreneurship: At the crossroads of people, place, and prosperity

A presentation by Alice Loy, PhD, Co-founder and Director of Programs at the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship.

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”; title=”Why we invest in cultural entrepreneurs” target=”_blank”>Why we invest in cultural entrepreneurs</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”; target=”_blank”>Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship</a></strong> </div>


In Forbes: Why Jay-Z’s London Train Ride Is Such A Big Deal

While going through my newsletters and some reading, I came across this recent article in Forbes online mag entitled: “The Cultural Entrepreneur, Why Jay-Z’s London Train Ride Is Such A Big Deal“.

jayzI think a north American would make much more of this article than I, a southern European have made, but nonetheless, that are some interesting points. I quote here one of them:

[…] “Through emigration, dispersion, bloodline, creed or belief, the Diasporic personality and cultural entrepreneur have a connection to a homeland or broader civilization outside of the country in which they now live.”


Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship

An interesting reading can be found in “The Engaged Scholar Magazine” of the Michigan State University entitled “Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship” (Volume 3, Summer 2008). Its author, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Department of English at the College of Arts and Letters of MSU, talks about […] “leveraging Michigan’s creative talent”.


Here is an abstract:

“Michigan has embraced the power of the creativity economy and has been a leader in reinventing state government by creating an Office of Cultural Economic Development in the Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. This office has worked across state government to create the “Cool Cities” initiative and other innovative strategies to retain and attract the “creative class.”

[…] In the words of Betty Boone, director of the Office of Cultural Economic Development, “Growing entrepreneurship and jobs is a primary objective of the Cultural Economic Development Strategy to leverage Michigan’s creative talent and cultural assets to spur economic growth and build community prosperity” (2006, p. 1).”

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