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Friday, June 2 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Disruption and Design: How Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking Enhance Education

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Students as Entrepreneurs
Adrian De La Court, Siân Prime

Goldsmiths Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) has developed a credit-bearing and non-credit bearing model for all students, from undergraduates to postgraduate research students, that reflects the shift that is needed in the development of students’ skills in relation to employability, particularly their critical reflective capabilities to that they are able to enhance their ability to self-manage their future prospects and contribute as intrepreneurs or create their own employment in a dynamic employment market. The arts in particular confront enormous challenges and disruptions from technology, government policy shifts and audiences’ demands and the pulls on their time. ICCE has developed approaches for students to learn how to navigate and contribute to the cultural sector and cultivate the entrepreneurial capacity of organisations they move on to work in or with. We encourage and equip students to be able to analyse business models as well as generate new revenue streams. This approach has been tested with students from over 36 different countries, and uses the diversity of thinking of our cohort to consider the potential of diversity of thinking. This is a participatory workshop where we introduce you to 2 of the techniques developed at Goldsmiths and consider how to adapt them to integrate in to different curriculum.

Designing Design Thinking into Arts Administration Courses
Diane Scott

The design thinking methodology is changing the way arts administrators in the field approach program development, marketing, organizational strategy and community engagement. Teaching arts administration concepts in the parameters of the design thinking methodology presents unique opportunities, as well as unexpected challenges. This active session will give a brief overview of the design thinking approach; strategies for how to incorporate the design thinking methodology into arts management curriculum; the benefits of incorporation and the potential pitfalls to avoid.


Adrian De La Court

Director, SYNAPSE, ICCE, Goldsmiths
MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Director SYNAPSE programme for entrepreneurial development and creative critical thinking. Adrian originally trained as a fine artist and contemporary dancer, he has developed a strong portfolio career in the creative industries. He initially... Read More →

Siân Prime

ICCE, Goldsmiths
Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). She is Convenor of the MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, wrote the MA in Social Entrepreneurship and has developed SYNAPSE, a service that is available to all students... Read More →
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Diane Scott

Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Diane Scott is an Assistant Professor of Arts Management in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. Before joining MCLA, Diane created nationally recognized programming that helps artists with the business... Read More →

Friday June 2, 2017 4:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
QMU Montgomery Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK