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Creative Entrepreneurship [ARTL 814]

ARTL 814: Creative Entrepreneurship

3.0 Units  

This course will be of interest to graduate students across the disciplines. It offers a primer on personal and organizational creativity, and is designed to support participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

On completing the course students will have a broad understanding of the methods and skills needed for individual, corporate and non-profit innovation.

The course uses a design thinking method to assist learners to imagine model, and communicate ideas for new creative products, processes, services, business models, and ventures.


About the Instructor

Michael Wheeler is Director of Artistic Research at SpiderWebShow Performance, Canada’s first live digital performance company. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator in Toronto that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders. He has also been a curator of The Freefall Festival with The Theatre Centre, curator of HATCH emerging artist projects with Harbourfront Centre, and an Intern Director at The Shaw Festival.

Michael is a Co-Curator of FOLDA (The Festival of Live Digital Art) occurring annually in June at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Directing credits include Behaviourat GCTC, Objections to Sex and Violenceat Artscape Sandbox, Rifles at NSTF, andYou Should Have Stayed Home National Tour. He holds a BA (distinction) from McGill University and a MFA from The American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

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