Art and design schools offer unique approach to entrepreneurship, business incubation

September 2, 2016

“Art schools now are seen not only as fonts of ideas but as business incubators,” writes Guy Dixon of the Globe and Mail. The author highlights a product recently developed in OCAD University’s Imagination Catalyst centre before discussing how entrepreneurship is integrally involved in art schools and their students’ experiences. “They work in these almost laboratory settings where they are just generating things, ideas and cross-pollinating and pumping out experiments,” comments NSCAD instructor Kelly Markovich, adding that “there’s a little bit more respect for the arts. And we’re starting to see, ‘Okay, these are the people who are going to help us innovate in other directions.’” Globe and Mail (Subscription Required)