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Non-Profit and Entrepreneurship Resources for the Performing Arts

This guide provides a collection of tools and resources in support of performing artists seeking a career in the non-profit sector and or seeking to become an entrepreneur in the performing arts.

About this Page

This page provides some current resources available at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library that will familiarize you with the basics of getting started with as an entrepreneur or with your non-profit organization. 

Relevant Acquisitions

Careers in Creative Industries

HD9999.C9472 C37 2012 - 3rd Floor

The book is at the forefront and intersection of contemporary career research and research on work in creative industries / the cultural economy, intertwining both subjective and objective approaches to and dimensions of career. 

The Cycle


Michael Kaiser reveals the hidden engine that powers consistent success. This book addresses each element of this self-reinforcing cycle underlies the activities of all healthy arts organizations in the hope that more arts organizations around the globe will be able to sustain remarkable creativity, pay the bills, and have fun doing so!

A Dancer's Guide to Getting Work

GV 1781 .B45 2005 - 3rd Floor

From finding the right training to getting an agent, from performing in music videos to working on the West End stage, this is a down-to-earth source book of tips that will inspire and encourage beginners and help those already in the profession to take their careers to the next level.

How to Be Your Own Booking Agent and Save Thousands of Dollars

PN 1580 .G58 1998 - 2nd Floor

A unique step-by-step guide and resource book for performing artists, combining the insights of experienced professionals in the entertainment business with hands-on instruction about how to succeed as a touring artist. 

Nonprofit Enterprise in the Arts

N8600 .G715 2017 - 6th floor 

DiMaggio writes of the significance of the nonprofit form for our cultural industries. Showing how the production and distribution of art are organized and the special tensions that beset arts management and policy, the way the arts are changing or are likely to change, and the policy alternatives "high culture" faces.

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