Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

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Professor James Hart is one of the only full-time professors of arts entrepreneurship in the U.S.

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The minor in arts entrepreneurship provides an overview of how to develop and launch a new arts venture; the arts management minor provides an overview of how professional arts organizations are managed.

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The MA/MBA and MM-IAM master’s degrees produce graduates who are well-prepared to hold leadership positions in arts, entertainment and nonprofit organizations around the world.

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The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) addresses the challenges facing arts organizations by providing data-driven insights.

James Hart

Director of Arts Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Practice

James Hart is Director of Arts Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Practice at Meadows School of the Arts, where he manages two minors, Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship.

Hart is the founder and former dean of TITAN Teaterakademi (The International Theatre Academy Norway), a full-time accredited conservatory for theatre entrepreneurship in Oslo, Norway and the first of its kind in Europe. He also served as Artistic Director for TITAN’s producing entity, Teatergruppe, for six years. Before founding TITAN, Hart taught classes as a guest lecturer at several institutions, including the Yale School of Drama, New York University, the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Tufts University, Fu Ren University in Taipei, Taiwan and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, among others. Recently, Hart gave the keynote speech, “Confluence: Music, Culture and Community,” at the 2014 College Music Society’s South Central regional conference at University of Arkansas–Fort Smith.

Hart serves as co-chair for the special interest group Entrepreneurship in the Arts for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), and is a co-founder of the Arts Entrepreneurship Educator’s Society (AEES).  Meadows School will host the inaugural AEES conference in June 2014.

Artistically, Hart has earned credit and recognition as an actor, director, writer and producer. As an actor, he has played leading roles at Yale Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dallas Shakespeare Festival and others. He co-founded the World-wide Art Collective theatre festival in Taichung, Taiwan.

Hart earned his M.F.A. in acting from the Yale School of Drama in 1999 and graduated from SMU with a B.F.A. in theatre in 1996.

Articles

“What if Artists Were Trained As Entrepreneurs?”, Theatre Communications Group website

Blog, The Hart Technique website.

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