Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
October 24, 2017
New Course, Spring 2018!
INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMING ARTS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Instructor: Eric Oberstein
Associate Director, Duke Performances | GRAMMY & Latin GRAMMY-winning Producer | Duke Alum
Spring 2018. Wednesdays 4:55 – 7:25 PM. Rubenstein Arts Center 128.
Course Number: Innovation & Entrepreneurship 290-02
Cross-listed: Music 290-01, Dance 290-01, Theater Studies 290S-4-01
Are you considering a career in the performing arts, arts management, or arts entrepreneurship?
Are you interested in learning about the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the arts?
Are you thinking about producing and launching your own artistic project?
- seeks to teach the foundations of performing arts management
- will engage a broad variety of guest speakers including visiting artists brought to campus by Duke Performances, Duke alumni working in the performing arts, and members of the region’s burgeoning performing arts scene
- will require attendance at a quantity of live performances (Duke Performances, as well as other performances on campus and in the community)
- will include readings pulled from arts criticism, arts management case studies, memoirs and books on the performing arts, and journalism about the business of performing arts, including timely articles that will be added throughout the semester
- will include a final project, where student teams conduct assessments of local arts organizations and creative ventures
Course topics include:
- Business Models in the Arts: For-Profit, Non-Profit & Beyond
- Programming & Curation
- Marketing, Branding & Building an Audience
- Leadership in the Arts
- Arts Budgeting & Finance
- Fundraising & Income Streams
- Arts Law, Contracts & Intellectual Property
- Careers in the Arts, and more!
Permission of instructor required. Course enrollment is limited to 15 students. Interested students should e-mail Eric Oberstein a 300-word narrative including why they are interested in taking the course and previous arts and arts management/entrepreneurship experience.
To learn more about and/or apply for the course, e-mail: email@example.com