Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship

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KarenBrooksHopkins
Karen Brooks Hopkins

An Evening with Karen Brooks Hopkins, President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

April 7 Dean Samuel Holland interviews Karen Brooks Hopkins about her new book, an inspiring memoir of her 36 years at the iconic cultural institution, America's oldest performing arts center.

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Meet Our Faculty

Sandra Duhé

Chair ad interim, Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Kathleen Gallagher

B. Kathleen Gallagher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

James Hart

James Hart

Director of Arts Entrepreneurship; Professor of Practice; Director, Meadows Artist Bridge; Faculty-in-Residence of McElvaney Commons

James Ryan Jillson

James Ryan Jillson

Adjunct Lecturer

Melissa Keene

Melissa Keene

Associate Director

Maureen A Mixtacki

Maureen A. Mixtacki, CPA, CGMA

Adjunct Lecturer

Andrea Perez

Andrea Perez

Adjunct Lecturer

Gregory Poggi - Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

Gregory Poggi

Visiting Chair and Professor

Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson

Adjunct Professor

AlexTurrini

Alex Turrini

Adjunct Professor

Zannie Voss

Zannie Voss

Professor; Director, SMU DataArts

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Meadows Artist Bridge

Featured Resource The Meadows Artist Bridge was created by the Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship and the Division of Music. The platform connects interested SMU music students with people seeking to hire them for performances, teaching and other professional opportunities. The Meadows Artist Bridge is a unique resource that further establishes SMU Meadows as a leader in arts entrepreneurship.

Meadows Artist Bridge

Student Work

JuliaBacaArtsManagementEducationPoster
Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Julia Baca, a current M.A./M.B.A. student, earned her bachelor’s degree in viola at SMU in 2020. An arts management and arts entrepreneurship minor, she conducted an independent study on how women become community leaders and presented her findings at a national conference.

TandisEsfandiari
Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Tandis Esfandiari (’23) is a social media chef, influencer and entrepreneur who has cultivated a large following through her TikTok reviews and recipes. Her website, Mixitupbaby.com., and videos are viewed internationally and have led to partnerships with companies such as Samsung.

KonjoBeauty
Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Lidya Winnie studied arts entrepreneurship and earned a degree in markets and culture at SMU in 2019. She founded Konjo Beauty, a natural skincare brand for women with different skin colors and skin conditions.

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JamesHeartLecturing

But What Does Arts Entrepreneurship Even Mean?

Article By Jim Hart, written for Americans for the Arts blog

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AMAE News

February 04, 2020

Marketplace-Ready

How do arts management and arts entrepreneurship minors help prepare students for the business world?