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The Artist-entrepreneur Acting as a Gatekeeper in the Realm of Art

Monica Calcagno    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Lisa Balzarin    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

The present paper analyses the role of artists-entrepreneurs in the contemporary society. The investigation, focused on studying these actors in their artistic and entrepreneurial activities and processes, reveals another emerging role: these professionals act as protectors of the integrity of the Art when it enters in relation with the logics of the business world. The research is conducted interviewing and observing a group of artists living the experience of founding their own cultural enterprises in the specific context of performing arts.

Published
Dec. 20, 2016
Accepted
Aug. 31, 2016
Submitted
July 15, 2016
Language
EN

Keywords: EntrepreneurRealm of artGatekeeper

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