CMUS
5300

The Entrp. Citzen-Artist

College of Performing Arts: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
The Entrp. Citzen-Artist
Fall 2024
Taught By: Gelsey Bell
Section: A

CRN: 14733

Credits: 2

The Entrepreneurial Citizen-Artist investigates the question: How do we build a life as an artist? With no single answer, the class looks to examples of how artists create models of sustainability and navigate the financial systems in which they are embedded. This class will examine the non-profit arts industry, the entertainment industry, and the independent arts (DIY), and artists who have thrived in these spaces. Students will learn strategies for creating their own structures of sustainability as artists in the 21st century, endowed by the history and momentum of past movements and activist aims. As a required class for the MMPC program, this course will attempt to show the practical ways to engage in artistry as a socially conscious citizen-artist. Class materials will include reading, writing, watching, and listening, which will guide students through examples of how they can approach their own entrepreneurial pursuits. The instructor is a working artist, bringing real-world perspectives and activities to the classroom in real-time. Students will take away a better understanding of the non-profit arts industry, and will be required to complete a hefty grant application taken from a real world situation.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:26pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/3/2024