A new monograph cites the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative and core principles as a way education can increase arts entrepreneurship.The paper, authored by Ronnie J. Phillips, is titled “Arts Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Can Every City be ‘Austintatious’?” The article appears in Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, 6(4), pp 239-313.
In the past decade, an increasing number of cities have sought to use the promotion of the arts, and especially arts entrepreneurship, as a path to economic development and revitalization. The work of Richard Florida has been important in contributing to the implementation of these strategies, as has the success of cities such as Austin, Texas in attracting high-tech industries and a creative and diverse populace. The purpose of this survey of the academic literature is to provide a definition of arts entrepreneurship, delineate the characteristics of art entrepreneurs from other types of entrepreneurs, assess the best-practice strategies for cities promoting arts entrepreneurship, examine the proper role of government versus the private sector in promoting arts entrepreneurship, and to evaluate whether education and training can increase arts entrepreneurship. It concludes with prospects for the future of arts entrepreneurship.
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Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) is part of the portfolio of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE)at The University of Texas at Austin. IE is an inter-collegial Consortium of the Colleges of Communication, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Law, Education, Pharmacy, and the Schools of Information, Business, Public Affairs and Social Work. The mission of IE is to educate “citizen-scholars”–individuals who creatively utilize their intellectual capital as a lever for social good. IE is not a program, nor a compartmentalized academic unit or institute; it is an intellectual platform and educational philosophy for instigating learning across disciplinary boundaries and generating collaborations between the academy and society. IE initiatives pertain to the undergraduate experience, graduate study, faculty research and the connections between the university and community. IE has had the added effect of increasing diversity in higher education. For more information, visit the IE Web site.