Corporate entrepreneurship in the arts in Western Australia
Taylor & Francis Inc.
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
This article argues that entrepreneurship is central to the mind of the arts manager in building capability and creating value. Its focus is upon the arts sector in Western Australia (WA) and how it sustains its artistic vibrancy through entrepreneurial management. Western Australia is the largest landmass in Australia and its capital, Perth, is one of the most isolated cities in the world. Known mainly for its mining industry, Western Australia is the home of considerable corporate wealth. However, it also hosts a vibrant arts scene. This article examines arts companies in Western Australia in an effort to identify entrepreneurial orientation. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.