NPAFE’s Dance Entrepreneurial
The National Performing Arts Funding Exchange* Dance Entrepreneurship Success Study (DESS) is focusing on American choreographers and dancers, their so-far undocumented but rich 75-year plus record of hard-fought, hard won entrepreneurial survival and success, and the lessons they have learned along the way that can help any entrepreneur do anything … especially women, minorities, and the underserved.
DESS will document for the first time how and why Performing Arts entrepreneurship is valuable to local, regional and even national communities, and especially to women- and minorities-led for-profit and nonprofit groups no matter what their business line may be.
DESS outcomes will be built into a web-based platform of valuable Performing Arts world “lessons learned” designed for ready-access and mentoring for entrepreneurs in any commercial or nonprofit line of business.
The organizational and design approach to the DESS project is similar to that used for NPAFE’s original Millennials study, with the additional goal of the online resource to support start-up and ongoing entrepreneurial initiatives, especially by women and the underrepresented.
Download details about the DESS initiative by clicking the small arrow.
When viewing or downloading any of the PDFs (below) on a smartphone, CLICK THIS ICON to exit the document and return here.
About NPAFE. The National Performing Arts Funding Exchange — NPAFE — is the country’s only nonprofit focused solely on arranging direct corporate sponsorships that expand the funding available to the nation’s exceptional community of entrepreneur-performing artists, creators who lead, not follow. These are especially talented people, not only because they create new works but also because they make great effort to pass their skills and knowledge to future generations. (return to text)