The Entrepreneurial Arts and Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Christine Henseler and Alain-Philippe Durand
contact email: 



When the general public hears the word “entrepreneurship” and reads articles and magazines that sell us on the “100 Most Entrepreneurial People in ______ (fill in the blank),” they usually think of new business models and products in technology and the sciences. “Entrepreneurship” is rarely driven by conversations centered on the arts and humanities. To build a better society post COVID-19, it is time we take back the siloing of "entrepreneurship" in the STEM fields and call attention to the significant role played by the arts and humanities to innovate and affect concrete change in profit and non-profit sectors.

The Entrepreneurial Arts and Humanities will feature fresh and electrifying essays and interviews by individuals, groups, and collectives from around the world who, directly or indirectly, apply the knowledge and skills learned through arts and humanities disciplines (conceived of broadly) to create change and economic or other value.

We are looking for essays of any length and narrative approach by academics and  professionals working in fields as diverse as sound design, game design, fashion design, urban planning, youth education, finance, healthcare, law, data analytics, the automotive industry, sustainability, marine conservation, engineering, intelligence, human rights, and more. What role does sound, storytelling, language and culture, movement or music, visual art and design, ethics or history play in these fields? 

We invite inquiries and contributions (essays, interviews) that discuss entrepreneurial arts and humanities in any setting. We highly encourage potential contributors to submit a short abstract/inquiry by e-mail by May 7, 2021. Completed manuscripts will be due on January 14, 2022. 

Alain-Philippe Durand, University of Arizona (

Christine Henseler, Union College (

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Christine HenselerProfessor of Spanish and Hispanic StudiesDepartment of Modern Languages & Literatures
Union College / 203 Karp Hall / Schenectady, NY