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

Monica Calcagno    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

Lisa Balzarin    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



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.

Keywords: Entrepreneur. Gatekeeper. Realm of art.

Lingua: en

Submitted: 15 Luglio 2016
Accepted: 31 Agosto 2016
Pubblicato: 20 Dicembre 2016

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-2720/VA-25-16-3

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