Your Idea. Our Program.
Launch your own nonprofit arts entity in an immersive, hands-on learning environment, or create a new for-profit enterprise that changes the cultural landscape.
The Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA program equips creative and artistically-minded professionals and students to meet the critical need for imaginative and skillful direction in both the nonprofit and commercial arts sectors. To reshape the landscape of the arts, future innovators and arts entrepreneurs will need a strong foundation in management and leadership, with the ability to think and work as entrepreneurs. Our MA program enables graduates to imagine, identify, and build enterprises that will form and sustain the arts and culture worlds of the future.
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- One of the only programs of its kind in the country
- Only 30 minutes by train from New York City
- Evening classes suitable for working professionals
- Affordable master’s degree program
- Part-time option, less than $1,600 per course
“‘An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo.’ This sentiment is one that has long been acknowledged by artists and content creators. However, this mindset is becoming increasingly necessary for creative individuals and arts administrators seeking to develop businesses and organizations designed to support those artists and creators. It is essential that, in addition to sustaining their work through sound business practices, creative entrepreneurs also challenge the traditional structures that house artistic practices, products, and services and allow them to grow into profitable enterprises.”
— Jordan Shue: Program Director, Entrepreneurship in the Arts and Assistant Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Liz Powers, co-founder of ArtLifting, lectured on turning to the benefit corporation model as an alternative to the traditional nonprofit model of arts organizations.
Courtney Harge, member advisor at Fractured Atlas—as well as founder and artistic director of Brooklyn’s Colloquy Collective—has joined Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA students for lectures on crowdfunding and fiscal sponsorship, and how artists and creatives can avoid the common pitfall of incorporating as a nonprofit and take advantage of other, more innovative models.
Suzy Delvalle, executive director of Creative Capital, hosted Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA students at her office in Manhattan for a conversation on venture philanthropy in the arts, balancing our artistic and personal ventures, and taking creative entrepreneurial risks.