This session explores Dr. Qingfang Wang's work and investigates creative entrepreneurship in traditionally disadvantaged city spaces, by addressing how art and cultural businesses are engaged with local communities and how the engagement impacts both creative entrepreneurial activities and the communities. It demonstrates that, using their business ventures as both economic and social enterprises, the art and culture entrepreneurs are deeply involved in neighborhood revitalization and community development. These activities provide both tangible and intangible resources identified as critical to the development of artistic production in traditionally underserved communities, including opportunities to build and maintain social capital, peer networks, sense of community, and a shared identity. In particular, race, class, and entrepreneurship interact with each other and are manifested through artistic placemaking, as well as serving as agents of community change. Bringing in literature of economic geography and community development, this panel emphasizes the diversity and fluidity of the entrepreneurial process, highlights the two-way relationship between entrepreneurs and their embeddedness of community, and underscores how these businesses simultaneously escalate social entrepreneurship through collaboration across community. It also provides significant policy and practice implications related to urban revitalization and economic development through creative entrepreneurship when equity and inclusion are concerned.
|Introduction||Emily Skop The University Of Colorado At Colorado Springs||5|
|Panelist||Qingfang Wang University of California, Riverside||15|
|Panelist||Paul McDaniel Kennesaw State University||10|
|Panelist||Elizabeth Chacko The George Washington University||10|
|Panelist||Kavita Pandit Georgia State University||10|
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