The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

Developing the Skills Needed to be a Successful Entrepreneur in the Cultural Sector:

In Conversation with SMU Director of Arts Entrepreneurship James Hart

James Hart is Director of Arts Entrepreneurship, Professor of Practice at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. He teaches workshops in arts entrepreneurship as part of the MMIAM program. He is also the author of the recently published Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship: A Cross-disciplinary Approach (Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.)[1]. Laura Adlers interviewed …

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An International Perspective on Managing a Career as a Woman Composer (Abridged)

The study draws on qualitative and some quantitative data derived from the survey responses of 225 women composers internationally. The study makes three contributions to the body of knowledge on the careers and career trajectories of women composers. First, it enhances our understanding of this under studied population by examining how the women work, how …

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Daniel Lamarre (Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil)

Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Sharing the Magic of Cirque du Soleil with the World: In Conversation with Daniel Lamarre

Daniel Lamarre, O.C., is the President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, one of the most successful entertainment enterprises in the world. He is also a member of the MMIAM program’s International Advisory Committee. Students in the program have the privilege of visiting Cirque du Soleil’s creative headquarters in Montréal to tour the facilities and …

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Jozef Spiteri (photo: Nell Pfeiffer)

Combining Management Strengths with a Passion for the Arts: In Conversation with Cultural Entrepreneur Jozef Spiteri

Jozef Spiteri graduated from the MMIAM program in 2015. Prior to his graduate studies, he was working for Montreal’s MURAL Festival. He is now working for POP Montreal, as Director of Partnerships, where he creates transformative art and music experiences using the power of creative collaboration. Laura Adlers caught up with him recently to learn …

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