Artistic Entrepreneurship

To a creative soul, entrepreneurship may seem like oil to the waters of artistry. But, with the right tools and proper techniques, there is always a possibility of mixing the two into an emulsion – a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. With a carefully curated blend of entrepreneurial and artistic methods and practices, this course creates exactly that kind of synergy. A harmonious mix of learnings that will jump-start your journey towards turning your creative and artistic ideas into a reality.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • apply different methods for business modeling in the artistic field
  • use tools and habits of thought (habits of mind) to initiate entrepreneurial projects with a core in artistic/creative practice • together with others plan, create, implement and evaluate transdisciplinary projects with an artistic/creative practice
  • use methods such as improvisation and stage production in co-creation to jointly create and present project ideas and to be able to orally and in writing clearly present and explain to others an artistic/cultural project idea and its implementation
  • identify, reflect on and formulate their own artistic/creative practice as a basis for transdisciplinary entrepreneurial projects
  • reflect on the possibilities and influence of one’s own artistic and transdisciplinary practice in a societal context.


The course is aimed at students who have some form of their own artistic/creative practice (also at the amateur level) and is based on the student’s artistic/creative practice. A transdisciplinary way of working is based on the model for “The Seven Trans-disciplinary Habits of Mind”. The course is characterized by creativity, interactions, experiments, and practical work. The methods presented, entrepreneurial as well as artistic/creative, aim to be used to plan a process from idea to action. The course also aims to give the student skills and knowledge to use artistic and creative methods and processes in new contexts.


The course contains the following:

  • The teaching and learning activities include lectures and literature studies, examples of best practices, and guests working within the field of artistic entrepreneurship as well as reflection and discussions.
  • Project work in groups where the students will create a plan for an artistic and transdisciplinary project.


Assessment for the course will be continuous and carried out throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

Students will be required to satisfactorily complete all of the course assessments in order to receive a passing grade.


The course contains the following weighted assessment tasks:

  • Individual written assignments
  • Presentation and submission of the group assignment All assessment tasks are assessed on a 100-point scale. After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course.

Attendance is mandatory.


Students from SSE, KMH and Konstfack can apply for this course.


The course language is English.
The course is offered within the framework of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
Responsible institution: Royal College of Music (KMH).

Literature and teaching aids
The literature will be announced in connection to the start and communicated to enrolled students.


2024-01-16 - 2024-03-14

Course type



The course runs after 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-3 hour sessions

Course Number

SSE: 8112, KMH: CA3005, Konstfack: SSES39


7.5 ECTS-credits

Taught At

Royal College of Music

Swedish Course Name

Konstnärligt entreprenörskap