Online Workshop: Cultural Entrepreneurship

Cultural entrepreneurship is an economic as well as socio-cultural activity based on innovation, risk taking and maximizing opportunities. This online workshop focuses on the essence, uniqueness,and importance of cultural entrepreneurship in the overall strategic management and policy-making process. An important aspect of the workshop is intrapreneurship in the cultural sector and how to manage internal innovations in a systematic way.

The workshop combines theoretical discourses with practical case studies from different countries around the world. Participants critically analyze entrepreneurial cases and examples by implementing appropriate theoretical models. As part of the learning process, we identify key issues and suggest strategic solutions for the development of start-up organizations, as well as from the perspective of cultural policy-making. These include:

  • How can we, as cultural planners, managers and policy-makers, promote a proper environment in which cultural entrepreneurship can flourish?
  • What are the ways to connect creative practices and innovative tools with new business and financial models, and secure appropriate financial and material infrastructures to support them?
  • What strategies does a cultural entrepreneur need to elaborate in order to manage a start-up creative enterprise in a sustainable mode?
  • What is the role of strategic alliances, networking, collaboration and partnership in the entrepreneurial practice in the cultural sector?
  • Why and how could cultural entrepreneurs expand and manage their startup ventures abroad? And, what is the support system for international entrepreneurship in the arts?

This course is designed to fill the gap between a typical short webinar and a longer online course. Each workshop is led by an international expert, combines lectures and small group discussion, and meets online for two (2) hours, once a week for three weeks. There is also an online discussion board for sharing information and group discussion during the three weeks.  There is no grading.

Instructor: Dr. Lidia Varbanova

Standard Fee: $325 CAN

Three scheduled online sessions. UPDATED TIMES: Thurs. Nov 23, Nov 30 & Dec 7 from 9am-11am PST/PDT

Registration closes Nov 9, 2017.

Click on 'Available Sessions' below to register.

"I decided to take the workshop because I'm at a crossroads in my career.  The workshop has allowed me to view my work in a more comprehensive way and to see new possibilities. I definitely would recommend this workshop.  The experience allows you to gather new information, to meet new people that you probably never come across and sets up a foundation of ideas and basic steps to help one evolve in their work and thinking." - Nicole Shivers, Education Specialist, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, USA.

How Cities can Nurture Cultural Entrepreneurs" published by the Kauffman Foundation (November, 2013) discusses the importance of cultural entrepreneurship to communities.

This workshop can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning.

Course Format

The format of this course is 100% online.

Available Sessions

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Nov 23-Dec 7, 2017 | Online | $325.00

Format: Online
Code: UC011F17A
Offered: On Thu
Nov 23-Dec 7, 2017
Three scheduled online sessions. UPDATED TIMES: Thurs. Nov 23, Nov 30 & Dec 7 from 9am-11am PST/PDT
3 sessions
From: 10:00am-12:00pm

1nstructor: Lidia Varbanova


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$325.00 $0.00 $325.00

Feb 13-Feb 27, 2018 | Online | $325.00

Format: Online
Code: UC011W18A
Offered: On Tue
Feb 13-Feb 27, 2018
Three scheduled online sessions: Tues Feb 13, 20 and 27 of Feb, 9-11am PST/PDT
3 sessions
From: 9:00am-11:00am

1nstructor: Lidia Varbanova


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$325.00 $0.00 $325.00

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