1. Advertise shows, exhibitions, and festivals like William Baker did on in his blog post, Mudfire Exhibit.
2. Share photos and reflections from shows like Jen Mecca does in her post, Blowing Rock Photos on her blog, Jen Mecca’s Pottery Blog.
3. Show your creative process like Gary Rith did in his post, John Makes My Day, on his blog, Gary Rith Pottery Blog. He also posted photos from a day in his studio and a video interview of him in his studio in the blog’s sidebar.
4. Share photos of new work like Vicki Hartman did in her post, More New Work on her blog, These 2 Words, and Steven Colby did in his post, 4 New Mugs on his blog, Steven Colby: Potter. Continue reading
My name is Britt and I’ll be blogging here on Thursdays about how cultural entrepreneurs can use social media to get the word out about their work.
In addition to blogging for the GCCE, I write for Have Fun * Do Good, WE Volunteer, and BlogHer. I’m also a podcaster who produces the Big Vision Podcast and the Arts and Healing Podcast. I host Echoing Green’s podcast, the Be Bold Podcast, as well.
If you have examples of cultural entrepreneurs using social media that you’d like me to highlight here, please post them in the comments, or contact me through britt AT brittbravo DOT com, Twitter or Facebook.
You can learn more about my work as a social media consultant for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and artists at www.brittbravo.com.
Full disclosure: my father is GCCE Co-Founder, Tom Aageson (:
This weekend I sifted through about forty academic articles on the Cultural Economy, Cultural Industries, Cultural Enterprises, Cultural Entrepreneurs. My brain is still swimming with terms like cultural geography, the intersection of culture and economics, and regional economic development. Continue reading
UNESCO will hold its first Forum on Cultural Industries September 24-26, 2009 in Monza, Italy. I will be attending this inaugural gathering and speaking on New Strategies for Cultural Industries. The five key new strategies I will present are:
Thomas Aageson is the Executive Director of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that provides private support to the Museum of New Mexico’s (MNM) four museums and six state monuments. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Aageson created the Santa Fe Cultural Leaders group, led the economic development planning for Santa Fe’s arts and cultural industries and has worked with the UNESCO Division of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries. He also chaired the formation of Creative Santa Fe and is the Co-Founder of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
He is a cultural entrepreneur himself having created the Maritime Art Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, a print and book publishing venture (Mystic Maritime Graphics), several mission related food enterprises, and New Mexico Creates.
Cultural entrepreneurs can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2007 I helped found the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship so I could combine my passion for creating thriving cultural communities, addressing economic challenges, and building successful enterprises. I love working with cultural entrepreneurs – they are bold, resourceful, and bring innovation into our lives. Living in Santa Fe allows me to soak up culture and engage with cultural enterprises at every turn…Santa Fe is ground zero for cultural entrepreneurship thought leadership, policy development and markets.
Cultural entrepreneurs can reach me at email@example.com
Welcome to the GCCE blog!
When we were looking around for folks to add to our blog roll, we found a lot of people who are writing about social entrepreneurship, but not a lot who are writing about cultural entrepreneurship.
We need your help! Let us know who is blogging about cultural entrepreneurship in the comments.
Below is a quick round-up of the bloggers we’ve found so far:
Creative Economy on Australian Policy Online
A Cultural Policy Blog by Ben Eltham
Social & Cultural Entrepreneur by Lotta Lekvall and Olav Unsgaard
Lab for Culture Blogs on LabforCulture.org
Magna Kultura Foundation blog by Dickie Aguado
In addition to writing about what we know about cultural entrepreneurs and cultural enterprises, we also want to shine a light on what you know, so let us know who we should be reading.
Image credit: Screenshot of Social & Cultural Entrepreneur by Lotta Lekvall and Olav Unsgaard