Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship

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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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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

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.

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,, and videos are viewed internationally and have led to partnerships with companies such as Samsung.

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.



But What Does Arts Entrepreneurship Even Mean?

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

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February 04, 2020


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