|Fixing the Fine Arts: Supply and Demand
THE FOUNDATION FOR ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN THE ARTS
seeks to address the huge imbalance between the supply of performing arts graduates and the lack of
demand for their skills by teaching them to become entrepreneurs for the arts.
Having been trained in how to forge their own career path rather than unrealistically graduating and
expecting to be handed a job, these students will fan out - creating new arts organizations and sparking
a rebirth in the fine arts across America.
The FEA will achieve this through the adoption of its Performance Entrepreneurism Program (PEP),
which revamps the curriculum used at fine arts schools while not touching the fine arts portion
of the curriculum. Students are trained in topics like organization, sales and marketing, management
and entrepreneurship, and participate in a field study where they actually go out and create a new
arts organization or something new in an existing one. Wouldn't it be amazing if students
actually graduate from conservatory into a job that they created?
The FEA will also hold seminars based on PEP for arts graduates so that they may acquire the same
skills outside of the college setting.
The FEA will be creating endowed chairs in entrepreneurialism at major fine arts colleges.