Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The mission of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts is to disseminate new thinking and perspectives on arts entrepreneurship theory, practice, and pedagogy.

The editors are committed to publishing research-based articles and case studies of interest to scholars, artists, and students in the areas of entrepreneurship theory as applied to the arts; arts entrepreneurship education; arts management; arts and creative industries; public policy and the arts; the arts in community and economic development; nonprofit leadership; social entrepreneurship in or using the arts; evaluation and assessment; public practice in the arts.

Artivate is published twice yearly, summer and winter, in an online format.  The editors  are particularly interested in articles that actively link theory with practice in ways that will be of interest and impact to the broad cross-section of the Journal’s readership. Self-reflective studies from arts entrepreneurs and empirical research from scholars are equally welcome. We are interested in supporting the growth of our nascent discipline and also welcome debut articles from emerging scholars.

Our editorial board is drawn from diverse disciplines at the nexus of entrepreneurship and the arts.  These distinguished colleagues review and recommend articles submitted for consideration and we thank them in advance for their hard work and dedication.


Section Policies


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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to Artivateare subject to double blind peer review after initial review by the co-editors. At least two anonymous reviewers evaluate each article along several dimensions:

Central Argument and Purpose of Article; Problem Statement or Research Question; Hypothesis; Research Methodology; Quality of Data; Literature Review; Future Research Implications; Practical Application (the"so what" answer)

The review process can take as long as 2-3 months. Out of respect for the time of our volunteer reviewers, we do not accept articles for review that are concurrently submitted to another journal for review.


Publication Frequency

Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts is published twice yearly.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.